In early stages of grief, the newly widowed should seek emotional support and take stock of basic finances but postpone larger money matters.» Read More
Annuities are among the most recommended investment products for older Americans, but few individuals understand them. Here are the pros and cons.
With public and private pension plans complex and underfunded and people living longer, reevaluate pensions as part of retirement planning at year-end
Several studies suggest traditional, financial literacy programs don't work. Five creative ways to teach kids lifelong money lessons.
Advisors offer heirs help in coping with the pitfalls of, and emotional turmoil surrounding, the management of sudden inherited wealth.
The potential costs and benefits of Medicare have a huge impact on retirement planning. The more you know, the more manageable those costs will be.
Sorting out finances is key when faced with fatal illness, easing care questions and inheritance issues.
Many divorcing spouses end up financially devastated. The key is to minimize the damage by avoiding some of the common pitfalls.
Financial issues for unmarried couples are complicated. They can meet most of these challenges with proper planning and some guidance.
When adult children return to the nest, financial ground rules must be set. If not, parents could face some financial distress.
Same-sex couples seeking a divorce face a complicated legal ride due to differences among the states in their laws concerning gay relationships.
When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to consider financial, health and legal options.
When a spouse dies, a widow often feels overwhelmed by the financial decisions that have to be made. There is no need to rush into money matters.
If your golden years seem threatened because of financial setbacks, don't panic. Here are 10 tips from retirement experts on your next steps.
As Americans are living longer, some people in their 50s and 60s are holding on to jobs longer while others are starting encore careers.
Some retirees with mortgages are considering downsizing to reduce expenses. One survey says more than 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within five years.
With the possibility of spending two decades or more in retirement, some baby boomers are buying longevity insurance so they don't outlive their money.
Being their own boss is easing the transition to retirement for some boomers. Ten percent of workers 45 to 74 plan to start a business, according to a recent survey by AARP.
A retirement formula devised in the 1990s doesn't seem to hold up in an environment of low-yielding bond, volatile stock markets and inconsistent returns.
Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills.
Should you take 3% from your retirement each year? 4%? More? It depends on how much your savings will earn, how long you live, and changing inflation, so start calculating now.
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Rising rates will impact consumers beyond bond portfolios, affecting credit card bills, auto loans and more.
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Lack of insurance literacy could result in a costly surprise when it comes time to make a claim. Some common oversights.