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For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."
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Secure, steady and safe. Those three words once associated with the rules of retirement investing no longer hold true, as many retirees have been forced to assume more risk than they would like.
Wary investors are managing retirement the old-fashioned way: They are lowering their expectations. BlackRock says sentiment has "changed dramatically."
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.
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.
A hypothetical family richer than half the nation’s families and poorer than the other half had a net worth of $77,300 in 2010, compared with $126,400 in 2007, the Fed said. The crash of housing prices directly accounted for three-quarters of the loss. The New York Times reports.
Prepaid college tuition plans are no longer the surefire solution to runaway tuition costs they once seemed. The mostly state-sponsored plans were designed as a way to save for college by locking in at least a portion of future tuition at today's prices.
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.
With fuel efficiency rising for competitively-priced gas cars a hybrid is not always the clear winner in energy economic terms. There's an 'ap' to figure the break-even point.
Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.
For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.
Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not. Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?
Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.
Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.
Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.
The economy may be improving but many American families are still weighed down by debt and without a safety net. USA Today reports.