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For years, Americans found a lot to dislike about annuities, calling them complicated and expensive. Though some experts say not that much has changed about the insurance product, fundamental changes in the average American's financial outlook have given new life to annuities.
State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.
From collecting Social Security too soon or having too much of your nest egg in bonds, these mistakes can take a bite out of your standard of living.
With medical costs rising, more retirees are choosing supplemental insurance to augment what Medicare doesn't cover. Here's how to shop for additional insurance, sometimes called Medigap.
Rising costs — and the fear of being left bankrupt by medical bills — are why more retirees are selecting supplemental insurance for what Medicare doesn’t cover. Is Medigap right for you?
As Americans live longer, debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are rising, making the need for long-term care vital. Who should buy long-term care insurance and when?
As Americans live longer, long-term care insurance is gaining in popularity as a way to offset costs associated with retirement. Would you buy the insurance, or rather save money on your own?
According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.
Shying away from big resort-like senior communities, baby boomers are picking centrally-located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving community centers.
More baby boomers are gravitating to centrally located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving main streets, downtown areas and more.
For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."
Assisting aging parents can be overwhelming and scary. Experts offer suggestions on navigating affordable options beyond nursing homes and assisted living centers. What have you done?
The stock market meltdown that accompanied the financial crisis of 2008-2009 took a big bite out of Americans' retirement savings, forcing some to delay their retirement dreams.
A new study finds that a top concern for both wealth parents and their kids was the impact of wealth on their relationships.
With residential real estate prices still historically low in traditionally alluring retirement spots, baby boomers have been shifting their investment capital from the stock market to a second home.
From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.
After two consecutive months of positive improvement, optimism of America’s wealthiest has dipped due to continued concerns about the economy and the job market.
From $16 million log mansions in Aspen to $90 million Manhattan penthouses, high-end real estate is defying the broader real-estate slump.
Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.
Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not. Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?
How financial advisors help clients worried about the impact of a rise in interest rates on fixed-income portfolios.
To kick off our year-long anniversary, we created a list of top leaders, icons and rebels.
Go inside the new technologies, evolving markets and tricky geopolitics influencing the world's growing energy needs.
Retirement plan financial advisors would be required to put their clients' interests ahead of their own, under a Department of Labor's proposed law.
The Labor Department proposed a new rule that would make it easier for 401(k) plan owners and their employers to determine fees and expenses.
Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits.