Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses some ramifications of filing early, the ability
With the stock market hitting record highs and summer in full swing, it can be easy to forget your 401(k). But if you want to maximize your gains, investing experts say there are a few moves you should
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses whether Social Security benefits can increase
Deciding where to live is not all about how much money you make. In some cities, a $100,000-a-year salary effectively makes you rich. In some cases, even half that amount gives you lots of choices. But
Buying certain things new is like tearing up $20 bills. Rent or buy things refurbished so your savings can go into a true investment. We all need stuff, from cars to laptops to clothes. That doesn’t mean
Believe it or not, it's possible to save for retirement on autopilot. You just have to know where and how. For most Americans, financial experts recommend automatically contributing to an employer-sponsored
Make a list and check it twice. You'll be thankful for it later on. Nearly 44 million retired Americans collect Social Security, and for 48% of married couples and 69% of singles, those benefits represent
My mom, Tobie, worked two jobs, seven days a week from the time my dad walked out on my 10th birthday until she was almost 70 years old. She was grateful for the work – a full-time job as a supply clerk
Jonah Leff felt good about the third offer he put on a house in Washington, D.C. The home was renovated just enough but had some of its original features and character that Leff, 43, and his wife loved.
Healthcare is one of the biggest expenses you'll face in retirement, so it pays to pick the right insurance. When you're preparing for retirement, healthcare expenses are probably one of the last things
(CHICAGO) — Nearly one-quarter of Americans say they never plan to retire, according to a poll that suggests a disconnection between individuals’ retirement plans and the realities of aging in the workforce.
A financial planner does the same 2-part calculation to figure out how much every client needs to retire
If you're decades away from retirement, your strategy won't look much like that of earlier generations who leaned heavily on Social Security to carry them through their golden years. Recent reports show