• U.S.News & World Report2 months ago

    5 Behaviors That May Be Hurting Your Retirement

    If you're looking at your retirement fund, or you're not looking at it because you don't have one yet, you may be wondering what in the heck happened. If you've just bought a hat and are learning guitar because you're pretty sure the only remaining way you can fund your retirement

  • U.S.News & World Report4 months ago

    5 Affordable Housing Options for Seniors

    It can immediately slash living expenses in half. Make sure everyone has the same expectations about communal living, personal space and bill sharing. Home sharing with another retiree provides similar financial benefits without the complicated relationship dynamics that can come along with moving

  • How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving
    Associated Press4 months ago

    How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving

    If you've read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some reports say they're throwing their money away on avocado toast and dining out, while others claim they're killing ...

  • Money Talks News4 months ago

    19 Moves That Will Help You Retire Early and in Style

    For many people, retirement — never mind early retirement — seems out of reach. Social Security benefits alone aren’t enough to live the good life during your golden years, and, as we’ll discuss later, you’ll want to put off taking that money as long as you can. If you have zero savings right now,

  • U.S.News & World Report5 months ago

    2 Shortcomings Retirement Savers Can Fix

    Planning, saving and investing for retirement are financial priorities for most Americans. Anyone with even the most general sense of how saving and investing works knows saving as much as possible as early as possible is the smartest path to an early and enjoyable retirement. A recent study by the

  • Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement
    Credit.com5 months ago

    Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement

    Check off these 6 financial to dos and you'll be well on your way to being prepared for retirement. 

  • U.S.News & World Report5 months ago

    9 Places to Run a Retirement Business From Your Laptop

    If you're interested in increasing your leisure time, you probably don't want a retail business with local customers and employees. A laptop business allows you to make your own hours and clock out for the month when you've made enough to pay your bills. In some parts of the world, you

  • For a Sunny Retirement, Have a Rainy-Day Fund
    Kiplinger5 months ago

    For a Sunny Retirement, Have a Rainy-Day Fund

    A nice stash of extra cash is always a good idea, and it could be especially important for those who don't have paychecks coming in anymore.

  • Here's Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth
    Credit.com5 months ago

    Here's Why You Need to Know Your Net Worth

    When you know your net worth, your life can improve in major ways.

  • Reuters5 months ago

    COLUMN-New Medicare cards a lone bright spot in identity-theft battle

    Older Americans are especially vulnerable to scams and identity theft, and Medicare is doing something about it. U.S. seniors will start receiving new identification cards next year as part of an effort to protect them from the rising risk of fraud. Medicare cards use an identifier called the Health

  • With Social Security and Taxes, Make Sure You're Getting the Right Advice
    Kiplinger5 months ago

    With Social Security and Taxes, Make Sure You're Getting the Right Advice

    When you should start taking your benefits and how your provisional income affects your taxes are two critical pieces of the retirement puzzle. To make the right moves, you need to look at the big picture.

  • Retirees, Take a Midyear Tax Checkup
    Kiplinger5 months ago

    Retirees, Take a Midyear Tax Checkup

    If any of the following changes are part of your life this year, the tax impact may be far more significant than anything Congress does.

  • Ready to retire? Here are the best cities for seniors
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    Ready to retire? Here are the best cities for seniors

    Want to get the most benefits during your golden years? Here are the best cities for retirees.

  • 6 Habits of Above Average Retirement Savers
    U.S.News & World Report5 months ago

    6 Habits of Above Average Retirement Savers

    The average balance for retirement accounts is about $100,000, according to Fidelity. Retirement account balances certainly rise as years in the workforce increase, but other habits can help you achieve above average results. The earlier these retirement savings habits are implemented, the more likely

  • Kiplinger5 months ago

    Working Part-Time in Retirement Can Be Tricky

    Keeping a hand in the workforce after retirement can be richly rewarding (in a couple of key ways). However, it can also complicate your finances.

  • What to Do If Your Company Doesn't Offer a Retirement Plan
    Credit.com5 months ago

    What to Do If Your Company Doesn't Offer a Retirement Plan

    Working for a company with no retirement plans doesn't mean you can't create your own.

  • U.S.News & World Report5 months ago

    How to Avoid Penalties on Early Retirement Distributions

    Pulling from your retirement fund before retirement is certainly less than ideal. Approaching retirement without the resources to replace your income or cover your expenses is a frightening scenario. In addition to pulling from assets that you will need in the future, there are severe taxes and penalties

  • Here's How America Saves For Retirement. How Do You Save?
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority5 months ago

    Here's How America Saves For Retirement. How Do You Save?

    Americans have changed the way they save for retirement. Gone are the days where a company pension served as the cornerstone of retirement assets for many Americans. Here are six trends. How do your retirement saving practices stack up?

  • How Solid Is Your Retirement Savings Plan? Check These 3 Things Now
    Money5 months ago

    How Solid Is Your Retirement Savings Plan? Check These 3 Things Now

    The stock market has gone crazy. Has it thrown you out of whack?

  • The one variable that best explains the retirement crisis
    Yahoo Finance5 months ago

    The one variable that best explains the retirement crisis

    As returns in the markets grew stronger throughout the '80s and into the '90s the savings rates continued to plunge. It’s once again on the decline. If I had to point to one variable that could explain why so many are so ill-prepared for retirement it would be this.

  • Social Security on track for 'large, abrupt' cuts in 17 years unless Congress acts
    Yahoo Finance6 months ago

    Social Security on track for 'large, abrupt' cuts in 17 years unless Congress acts

    Social Security will be insolvent in 2034 unless congress raises taxes or cuts benefits its recipients—seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Reuters7 months ago

    COLUMN-Big Social Security COLA will be offset by Medicare premiums

    Retirees can look forward to the largest Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year since 2012 - but don’t break out the champagne just yet. For many, higher Medicare premiums will take a big bite out of their raise. The 2018 Social Security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will not be

  • Are You Saving as Much of Your Pay as the Average 401(k) Investor?
    Money7 months ago

    Are You Saving as Much of Your Pay as the Average 401(k) Investor?

    See how your numbers stack up to the averages at Vanguard and Fidelity.

  • YOUR MONEY-Four ways retirement saving is about to change
    Reuters7 months ago

    YOUR MONEY-Four ways retirement saving is about to change

    All of these transactions and more may be different next week, after new guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor is implemented. The so-called "fiduciary rule," which starts on June 9, was a political football during the Obama administration and seemed doomed after President Donald

  • Women investors outperformed men in 2016
    Yahoo Finance8 months ago

    Women investors outperformed men in 2016

    Women overall performed better on their investments last year, according to a new Fidelity study, which also found that despite their success, women lack confidence their investing abilities.