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Same Pay, More Expenses Means Little Emergency Savings

About one-fourth of Americans have no emergency savings, and that’s barely changed in the past four years. Experts at Bankrate, which conducts the annual survey, believe the reason is simple: Many Americans just don’t have that extra money to sock away. That’s because for many Americans, their …

9 ways to guarantee your retirement

Once upon a time, retirement meant stopping work at 65 and spending the rest of your days doing whatever you wanted while your Social Security and …

Retirement

Is A Million Bucks Enough To Retire?

“Wow, those guys must be millionaires!” I can recall uttering those words as a child, driving by the nicest house in our neighborhood—you know, the one with four garages filled with cars from Europe.<p>The innocent presumption, of course, was that our neighbor’s visible affluence was an expression of …

An Easy Retirement Planning Checklist

Financial advisors often start off their conversations with clients by taking stock of their current financial situation. Their debts, their spending habits, their budgeting skills and so on.<p>That’s good information for grounding expectations, but it leads necessarily to the second, more important …

Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility.<p>The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home helped cover the cost of her mother's care.<p>Now that …