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3 Medicare Misunderstandings That Could Cost You

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Medicare is a very big deal, offering health coverage for tens of millions of Americans aged 65 and older, as well as many younger ones with certain disabilities or end-stage kidney disease. Indeed, as of November 2015, 37.8 million Americans were enrolled in the original …

Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato Copycat Recipe

<i>Oh, Mama!! Check out this Texas roadhouse loaded sweet potato copycat recipe!</i>Why do I love Texas Roadhouse so much? Is it the house salad with that …

Recipes

BILL BONNER: It may be 2042 before we recover the losses from the coming stock market crash

Travel can be fun. It can also be "broadening." But the most interesting thing about it is not so much what you find out about other places. It's what you discover about your home.<p>You return to the land you once knew, as T.S. Eliot put it, and know it for the first time.<p>And what's this?<p>No Shame in …

Stock Markets

Stock tip: Turn off the television and call your financial adviser

By Rodney Brooks<p>, Columnist<p>Triple-digit fluctuations in the stock market can prove disconcerting for anyone, but especially people in or near retirement, who are at or near the end of their wage-earnings phase. So they are understandably worried about their portfolios, which must provide income for …

Retirement

How to Protect Your Retirement Income from the Next Bear Market

In a worst-case scenario, you'll need lots of cash on hand.<p>In November of 1972 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a little above 1,000 …

Buying flights too far in advance can cost you

I came up behind a colleague this week using travel site, Kayak to search for flights for her friend's bachelorette party in New Orleans in April. I …

6 Funds to Maximize Your Income While You're Retired | Investopedia

You can find plenty of recommendations on great funds for your portfolio before retirement, but what works once your saving is mostly complete and …

There are no easy fixes to the coming retirement crisis

Sometimes smart people make bad decisions. When it affects their own lives, that's too bad. When it affects the rest of us, we need to stop it before things get out of hand.<p>Right now Mr. Merton, along with co-author Arun Muralidhar, is touting a solution to the looming American retirement crisis. …

How To Make Sure Your Money Lasts In Retirement

The biggest financial challenge you’ll likely face in your lifetime is saving enough money for retirement. It can be a downright daunting task. Many Americans find themselves woefully unprepared for their golden years, with nearly a third of working adults having failed to save a dime for …

Finance Expert Jane Bryant Quinn on How Americans Can Save Big for Retirement

Jane Bryant Quinn, a prominent financial journalist and co-founder of DailyVoice.com, offers tips for entrepreneurs to make their money last through retirement.<p>Forget the conventional wisdom that a safe approach is best when it comes to gearing up for retirement. It's become increasingly clear that …

It’s The Rules, Stupid

Blame Congress. There are more than a dozen types of retirement savings accounts, each with its own complicated (and sometimes differing) rules covering contributions, investments, withdrawals, and heirs. That creates traps that snare not only diligent investors, but also financial advisors, …

The Best Ways to Invest $50, $500, or $5000

Investing isn't just for your dad and the super rich folks down the block. Anyone can — and should — put a portion of those hard-earned dollars to …

Paying Income Tax on Social Security Benefits

<i>Dear Savvy Senior,</i><p>Will I have to pay federal income taxes on my Social Security benefits when I retire?<p>--Approaching Retirement<p><i>Dear Approaching,</i><p>Whether or not you'll be required to pay federal income tax on your Social Security benefits will depend on your income and filing status. About 35 percent …

Retirement

These Are the Best Retirement Withdrawal Strategies

Your withdrawal strategy makes a huge difference in how much money you'll have in retirement.<p>Many retirees will use <i>systematic withdrawals</i> from an …

Gluten Free Vegetarian Spring Rolls With Thai-Style Peanut Sauce

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall …

Frank Sinatra’s Drummer Tells the Story of His Final Concert

Gregg Field worked with the legendary singer for the last few years of Sinatra's professional career. In honor of Ol’ Blue Eyes’s 100th birthday, Field reflects back on both the good and the bad.<p>There was no grand announcement, no farewell tour. He had tried that 20 years earlier, and it didn’t …

55 of the All-Time Best Southern Comfort Food Recipes

Satisfy your cravings with these feel-good hearty favorites.<p>Satisfy your comfort food cravings with these easy, feel-good hearty favorites, like …