Financial Planning

Social Security

Best Ways Now to Boost Your Social Security

Smart Strategies for Married Couples Since Congress voted last year to end two Social Security loopholes, many married couples have…

Social Security

Social Security Loopholes Ending

Two Social Security loopholes that have boosted benefits for more than 100,000 married couples are disappearing. But for some people,…

Financial Planning

My Worst Money Mistake: 6 Financial Experts Fess Up

Even the shrewdest financial experts make huge money mistakes from time to time—mistakes that can be very costly but that…

Retirement Planning

Better Way to Plan for Retirement Health Expenses

Soaring health-care costs can wallop consumers as they get older, even though some expenses remain stable. A recent study by…

Retirement Accounts

How to Get Bonus Cash for an IRA Deposit

Fidelity Investments, the giant brokerage firm, has put a new twist on getting cash bonuses for investing in an IRA.…

Social Security

Social Security Secrets

You may be entitled to more than you’re getting. Social Security might end up being your most valuable retirement asset…and…

Financial Planning

10 Things Not to Do with Your Money

You’re probably doing at least three. If you want to get better at something—such as your job or playing an…

Retirement Accounts

Power Up Your IRA

With These Money-Making Investments Although most investors don’t realize it, you can turn your retirement account into something much more…

Social Security

What Social Security Isn’t Telling You

Official estimates of your future benefits from the Social Security Administration can be both helpful and misleading. The agency has…

Retirement Planning

Retire Happily on $25,000 a Year

Hint: You'll Have to Move... Millions of folks are coming to the realization that they can't afford the comfortable retirement…

Retirement Accounts

Dental Implants: Two Breakthrough Treatments

For generations, removable dentures were the only option for replacing teeth lost to decay, infection or injury. During more recent…

Retirement Planning

The Uncommon Way to Prolong Your Retirement Savings

Most retirees may have it backward when it comes to making a nest egg last through their retirement. Here's why:…

Retirement Planning

You Can Still Retire Even If You’ve Saved Nothing

Baby boomers are in trouble. They’re nearing retirement, but many have very little, if any, money saved. Now what? This…

Retirement Planning

3 Rules to Follow When Calculating Retirement Age

Many of us start dreaming of retirement from the first day we start working. It’s a lovely fantasy, but in…

Retirement Planning

3 Rules to Follow When Choosing an Annuity

The sales pitch sounds sexy—pay a little now, and get big payouts later to cover your retirement expenses. But are…