Ilana Polyak is a freelance journalist who writes about personal finance and the financial advisory industry.
Many parents 'set and forget' their 529 college savings plans, but financial planners advise keeping an eye on such investments as kids age.
As Americans live longer and amass debt well into retirement, more heirs find themselves having to untangle outstanding credit obligations.
The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, but gay couples still have a host of financial issues, new and old, to consider.
Tech-savvy but asset-poor, millennial investors make ideal clients for the crop of low- or no-fee online automated wealth-management firms.
Self-employed people pondering eventual retirement have lots of savings options—but they'll be planning largely on their own.
Finding the right mix of stocks, bonds and other investments in a portfolio depends on a combination of age, needs and experience.
Mistakes retirees make in the complicated process of claiming Social Security include taking benefits too soon and deferring tax deferrals.
It's reasonable to want to help adult children financially, but doing so can foster dependence and endanger your retirement, say advisors.
The oldest boomers turn 69 this year, yet many are not ready to stop working—transforming not just retirement but the workplace itself.
Everyone has secrets, but when they are major financial non-disclosures kept private from advisors, they can have serious consequences.