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Life Changes


  • Congrats on the big payday! Now, don't blow it Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Ray Gillenwater (left), former BlackBerry executive and founder of SpeakUp, with SpeakUp co-founder Keith Barney

    Many young tech executives give up a fat paycheck to risk it all for start-up success. And they don't live to regret it.

  • Encore careers are redefining retirement Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
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    More Americans are working into their retirement. But many seek meaningful work, not just financial gain.

  • Retiring in a bear market (when one arrives) Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
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    Retirees who start tapping nest eggs during a bear market will come up short, but taking steps now to ensure a resilient portfolio can help.

  • Tips for young investors facing financial pitfalls Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Newly employed young people can get into financial trouble fast. Luckily, financial advisors have tips for the youngest investors.

  • Millennials are putting no stock in equities Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Millennials investor

    Rather than maximizing potential returns through big chunks of stocks in their portfolios, young investors are taking a cautious approach.

  • Parents of special needs kids can bank on trusts Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Advisors say a crucial step in providing for future care of a special needs child is ensuring enough money goes into a special needs trust.

  • Encore careers: A second chance at profit, purpose Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Whether for financial gain or fun, baby boomers are embarking on second careers that can bring in both money and, often, fulfillment.

  • IRS changes the 401(k) rules for 2015 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
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    The Internal Revenue Service expanded dollar limitations for some pension plans based on cost-of-living adjustments.

  • I'm just not that into you, widows tell advisors Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Mature woman with financial advisor

    Having left advisor relationships to their husbands for years, many women opt to find a new financial planner once widowed.

  • Same-sex couples still face financial hurdles Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    Same-sex marriage supporters

    With same-sex marriage now legal in 5 new states, gay couples must decide whether getting married will benefit or hurt them financially.

  • Don’t let sudden wealth leave you broke Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET
    Flow of money

    With 70 percent of newly wealthy people going broke within a year, advisors caution clients to manage new money wisely—with their help.

  • Why where you live, work matters to your portfolio Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 5:11 PM ET

    The competitiveness of your local economy and quality of its real estate market impact your wealth and your investment portfolio.

  • Advisors can help you avoid estate, will errors Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Consumers who use a financial advisor as their intermediary can avoid the most common estate-planning and last will and testament errors.

  • Women must overcome retirement-saving roadblocks Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Despite being well educated, earning more money and controlling more wealth, many women fail to adequately plan and save for retirement.

  • Why Sandwich Generation savers are in a pickle Saturday, 14 Jun 2014 | 9:03 AM ET

    Half of Gen Xers and a third of baby boomers support kids and elderly parents, putting their own budgets and retirement plans in peril.

  • Avoiding thorny divorce asset liquidation issues Saturday, 14 Jun 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    Divorce negotiations can quickly turn sour without sound legal and financial advice regarding the splitting or liquidation of assets.

  • Do you have the life insurance you need? Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    The gap is growing between Americans' life insurance coverage and the amount they say they need. Here's how to tell if you have enough.

  • Advisors deal with ups, downs of modern retirement Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Financial advisors are doubling as lifestyle transition specialists to help long-lived clients maximize wealth and happiness in retirement.

  • Special needs trusts ease worried parents' minds Saturday, 31 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Parents of special needs kids should draft trusts and select caregivers and beneficiaries carefully, with expert help.

  • The best and worst cities to start a career Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Of the 150 largest U.S. cities WalletHub ranked, here are the 5 best—and 5 worst—places for a college grad to move in search of a career.

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