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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.
Small-business owners devote so much time and money to their ventures that they fail on retirement planning. And playing catch-up can mean taking on even more financial risk.
Here’s a picture perfect way to navigate life’s investment journey, from birth to education, marriage, wealth accumulation, retirement, and the family estate planning process.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.
Divorces are difficult and emotional, but preparation, organization and use of a financial expert can reduce stress.
From the age we begin working, many of us live a spendthrift lifestyle that can't be maintained after we retire.
U.S. investors are not likely to be heavily impacted, long term, by tensions in Ukraine and Russia.