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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?
Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.
New age increases have been proposed in the federal government's continuing effort to keep the retirement system on sound economic footing.
Military families worry about plenty of things, but their retirement plan usually isn't one of them – until now.
If you like doing business online, have a knack for sites like Facebook, and want to meet new people, sharing-for-money may be an intriguing part of your retirement plan.
Though Social Security benefits have long been a successful federal safety net for millions of Americans, some lawmakers and policy analysts believe the only way to save it from inevitable bankruptcy is to privatize the system.
While saving for retirement is a traditional approach, other methods are often needed to fund nest eggs. For many, there's nothing better than the family home — especially if the mortgage is paid off.
Uncertainty about making the right retirement moves is rife among the vast baby boomer generation. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one thing that isn’t being downsized is concern about where and when to retire.
The financial hurdles of student loans, a weak housing market, and high unemployment are shaping this generation’s savings rate, with no end-date guarantee.
Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.
Though they admit comparisons are tricky, economists generally view public retirement benefits in the United States as less generous than those in many other wealthy nations.
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Staying aware of the changes in this important government program will help you be better prepared, in both your present and future financial planning efforts.
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many Baby Boomers are making a decision: what will be their retirement age?
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