Our Social Security expert answers some of the trickiest questions posed by real benefits recipients.
As many readers are aware, IRAs can offer many benefits including the ability to defer…
Americans are massively underestimating how much they need to save to have the retirements they want.
Just 28% of Americans are financially “healthy,” despite statistics that indicate a strong economy. Here’s what you can do to make sure you are not just “coping” or “vulnerable.”
Robo advisors were supposed to make it easier to invest for the long-term, but several have already closed. Here’s how to deal with the dangers.
When the market’s going up, many investors don’t notice that their brokers are churning their accounts—don’t get ripped off this way.
Mistakes are common on taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts, and the penalties are steep. Here’s how to avoid them.
Shifting trends have made it harder for young people to own homes and have put generations of Americans at enormous risk for financial insecurity.
Whether you want extra spending money or to bulk up your nest egg, there are plenty of ways for retirees to make $10,000, $25,000, or $50,000+.
More people are embracing aging, but most are not ready for retirement and, in many cases, they don’t even know what ready means.
It’s conventional wisdom to roll over your retirement assets from a 401(k) into an IRA when you leave a job. But that’s not always the right move.
Working an additional year beyond 66 provides 8% more annual income for 30 years. And the longer you delay retirement, the greater the effect.
The pattern that Americans show in saving money provides encouragement for people who don’t save enough.
Retirees are turning to deferred income annuities in droves to address concerns about market volatility and outliving their nest eggs.
Many Americans are reluctant to tap into their retirement funds even when they can afford to, making their lives more miserly than they need to be.
Making these financial mistakes could undermine your retirement.
What’s the right age for getting a car…buying a home…getting a credit card?
If you’ve been divorced or are going through one now, your retirement may be a victim. Take these steps to protect your future.
Couples who live together while delaying or opting out of marriage are more likely to have lower net worth and fewer assets.
Americans feel pretty darn good about their money knowledge—too bad they don’t actually know much.