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Autonomous vehicles could change everything about the way we travel on the road, particularly during our retirement years.
Other than emerging market bonds, U.S. investment-grade debt — once a safe haven for investors — has had the worst performance of any major sector of the fixed-income landscape so far this year.
Uncle Sam won't give you a break just because you've decided to hang up your spurs. Here's why you can still see high taxes even after you're no longer working.
Here's an added sweetener for the happily married: The tax brackets are especially favorable to you if you're thinking about converting some of your traditional IRA savings to a Roth.
If you converted a traditional individual retirement account to a post-tax Roth IRA in 2017, you have just until Oct. 15 to undo it. Start by checking to see how your transaction has fared.
The financial profiles of emerging markets are far better than they were just five years ago, but when global investors get worried about risk, emerging market assets are among the first things they sell.
How long you are going to live is one key metric for retirement planning. Coming up with a realistic estimation is easier said than done.
Your child's teacher is dealing with a bigger headache than 30 kids in the classroom. He or she very likely has a costly retirement plan and very limited options. Here's what you need to know.
As the gap between short- and long-term interest rates continues to shrink, equity investors are shrugging off the bearish signal from the bond market.
Going back to school in retirement can help you pick up new skills and new friends. Here's how to do it without breaking the bank.
Reverse mortgages have skyrocketed in popularity among cash-strapped seniors. But carefully weigh the pros and cons, and alternatives, before taking this unique type of loan.
If you have student loans, research shows, your retirement savings will take a hit. Here's how to plan for both without sacrificing your financial health.
Once neglected, short-term bond funds are increasingly gaining attention from those looking for a safe investment with some return.
High guaranteed incomes and a high-interest bond market are two comforts today's retirees no longer have. Yet many are still basing their investing strategy on past market conditions and overweighting bonds in their retirement portfolio.
Mounting interest in impact investments across all allocations has created more accessible options for investors.
The strong economy and low unemployment are good news, but they also tend to augur inflation. If you are worried about the impact on your fixed-income investments, here's what to do.
If your broker switches firms, you don't immediately need to decide what to do with your investments, says Barry Glassman, founder and president of Glassman Wealth Services.
Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. The powers that be in Washington must take action to prevent the retirement crisis from getting even worse.
As the open-enrollment period begins, take a closer look at all of the health and personal insurance benefits your employer offers, and consider which ones make sense for you and your family.