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The No-Stress Way to Survive a Stormy Market

Sometimes the best investing move you can make is to just take a walk. Read the rest of the story.

Don’t be too generous with your retirement cash

We hear a lot these days about the strains on the sandwich generation, those caught between the demands of their children and their aging parents. Yet a recent study suggests these intergenerational demands aren’t always equal: while children can strain middle-aged pocketbooks, aging parents generally don’t. Read the rest of ...

When to file for Social Security retirement benefits early

Delayed gratification isn’t always the best bet when it comes to Social Security claiming strategies. Read the rest of the story.

3 ways to dodge big Medicare premium hikes next year

You may be one of the unlucky older Americans paying sharply higher Medicare costs next year. Read the rest of the story.

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

It doesn’t take money to make money — just start early and make smart decisions.  If you want to get rich, start investing — and start as early as you possibly can. Read the rest of the story.  

Social Security spousal benefits: 5 shocking facts you should know

Millions of workers expect to enjoy Social Security benefits after they retire. Yet Social Security also provides benefits to the spouses of many of those workers, and for millions of families, Social Security spousal benefits make a substantial impact to their overall income in retirement. Read the rest of the ...

Are you smarter than a financial adviser? Test yourself

How much does your financial adviser know?  God may be omniscient but we are not. It’s our nature to seek experts to help us understand that which we are unwilling or unable to learn ourselves. Read the rest of the story.

7 tried-and-true retirement-savings strategies

Some key investment tools cost nothing: time, patience, vigilance, and perseverance. Use them with even small investments for big payoffs at retirement. Check out these retirement-savings strategies. Read the rest of the story.

6 best part-time jobs for retirees

If you’re retired and the golf/beach/travel rotation is beginning to get old — and you’d love a little extra dough — you may be considering something your younger, cubicle-bound self never thought you would: going back to work (though only part-time). Read the rest of the story.

I’m worried Social Security will run out before I retire. What can I do?

“Social Security is broken; it’s bankrupt; I’ll never see a dime of what I put into it.”  Chances are if you’re a millennial, a Gen-Xer, and dare I say, even a Baby Boomer, you’ve likely uttered these words, or at the very least you’ve thought about it in passing.

Take the Social Security quiz that 72% of Americans failed

In the realm of perplexing financial topics, Social Security benefits must rank somewhere near the very top of the list. Read the rest of the story.

My Parents Moved to a Retirement Community – Then Moved Out

The decision to move into a retirement community is a huge one. And it’s not for everyone. Read the rest of the story.

An investment advisor reveals the 7 traps that lead to bad financial decisions

Just because you’re a smart person doesn’t mean that you don’t make bad decisions with money. Read the rest of the story.

Fund a Roth IRA for Your Grandchild

Helping your grandchildren avoid student debt is a worthwhile endeavor, but it’s not the only way you can safeguard their financial future. Read the rest of the story.  

How to Retire with More Money

Generating income for — and during — retirement can be a challenging endeavor. The most common mistakes people investing in their futures make are very simple: being too conservative or too risky in decision making. Read the rest of the story.

6 reasons you need more money for retirement

If your 401(k) plan is doing OK and your IRA is flushed out, you may think you’re doing pretty well for retirement, especially compared to your parents who likely saved a small portion of what’s sitting in your retirement account. The problem is, you need a lot more money than ...

How to make the 4 percent withdrawal rule work for you

The so-called “4 percent rule,” long considered a safe amount one should withdraw each year in retirement, is now the subject of much debate. Some experts argue that it is too high, while others say it is too low. Still, many financial advisors say it is a good starting point ...

6 Common Money Mistakes People Make in Their 30s

Your 30s is filled with countless opportunities, both for success and for failure. They’re the years for establishing careers, having children and building a solid financial platform for the future. Read the rest of the story.

5 Things No One Ever Tells You About Retirement

If you love your job, retirement can be more difficult than you might expect. Read the rest of the story.

3 common money mistakes to avoid in retirement

Have you recently thought about the details of how your nest egg turns into income in retirement? If not, it may be time to do so. There is no magic wand to wave over your savings to turn it into a steady income stream for life in retirement. Although, wouldn’t ...

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