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Treasury I Savings Bond "Cliff Notes"

Because I was one of the most vocal supporters of I Bonds when they were first introduced, I’m often asked for my thoughts on today’s I Bond offerings. The most common question I get is “Are today’s I Bonds a good investment?”<p>While we can reminisce about the “good old days” when one could purchase …

When to claim Social Security? How long will you live?

My client, an otherwise steady 60-year-old woman asking advice on when to claim Social Security benefits, teared up when I asked her to estimate her …

Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet

Daily pill for middle-aged could save 130,000 lives over 20 years in Britain alone, scientists suggest<p>An aspirin a day could dramatically cut people's chances of getting and dying from common cancers, according to the most detailed review yet of the cheap drug's ability to stem disease.<p>More than …

Avoid The Social Security Nightmare That Doomed This Couple

Sally and Arthur Blackstone are a nice, hypothetical upper-middle class New York couple who contributed at the maximum level to Social Security since graduating law school.<p>Many people think Social Security is a big deal for the poor but not that important for the middle class. Not true. Though …

Not enough income to retire? Dividends can help

Current financial conditions have left many investors strapped for cash in retirement, but dividends and dividend-income strategies might be able to help.<p>During the financial crisis and the Great Recession, retirement planning went off the radar screen for many Americans. The Employee Benefit …

Why Deregulation Is Essential To Restoring Booming Economic Growth, And The American Dream

Last week, I discussed tax reform as the first component of a comprehensive agenda to restore booming economic growth, and the American Dream. This week, I will discuss a second essential component of such a growth restoration agenda: deregulation.<p>Global Cooling<p>Last week, I attended and spoke at …

The Right And Wrong Questions to Ask About Retirement

One of the most annoying things writing about retirement is getting countless surveys from financial service companies telling me how little Americans have saved for retirement.<p>Whenever these surveys appear in the media or blogosphere, they prompt people to ask the wrong questions: Do I have enough …

Too Young to Fail: Why Millennials Don’t Care About Saving Money for Retirement

My friends scare me. Or to be more accurate, I’m scared <i>for</i> them. Of those who actually have jobs, not a single dollar of income goes toward saving …

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 …

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 …

Exercise Is Medicine: An Rx for a Better America

<i>Co-authored by Edward M. Phillips, M.D., Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School</i><p>Doctors are the gatekeepers to the change America needs.<p>Doctors alone possess two game changers that can put America back where it …

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Here's How Much You Should Have Saved Up For Retirement By Now

The U.S. ranked a dismal 19th in the 2014 Natixis Global Retirement Index. As it turns out, despite having one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, income inequality and health expenditures are high compared to other countries.<p>Moreover, the responsibility for financial security is …

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9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique

How to handle long-term care premium hikes

Three things are certain in life if you're among the 8 million Americans who own a long-term-care insurance policy. Besides death and taxes, you'll face an extraordinary increase in your premium at some point.<p>Case in point: The John Hancock Life Insurance Co. just asked insurance regulators whether …