Having health insurance is a good first step, but are you prepared to pay for an emergency medical bill? Even if your plan has a low deductible — like one that’s less than $1,000 — it can still catch you off guard.
While she says she was a good saver, what pushed her toward investing was the realization that just saving would never get her close to a comfortable retirement. “Your actual savings account will diminish in its value over time. Danielle says she had a fear of investing, something Phil says opened
Many people take Social Security early and put off tapping into their IRAs and 401(k)s until they must. But that's the opposite of what most should do, because waiting until 70 to take benefits can pay off in more ways than one.
Individual retirement accounts have been the ugly duckling of investments. More than 42 million households count on IRA's to help fund their retirement. IRAs started off simple in 1974, but like our tax code have grown more complex.
Perhaps you’ve taken stock of your retirement nest egg and found it a bit wanting. Uncle Sam wants to add a little extra rocket fuel to your retirement savings efforts. If you are 50 or older, you can take advantage of “catch-up” provisions in the tax code that allow you to contribute more to your
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act preserved or even beefed up many tax breaks available through workplace benefits programs. Here's how to make the most of those benefits.
If you're going to be late to file your taxes, make sure you file an extension. (Remember: it's an extension to file, not an extension to pay)
The funding deficit for U.S. state public pension systems rose to a record-high $1.4 trillion in fiscal 2016, a nearly $300 billion increase from fiscal 2015, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report released on Thursday. The public worker retirement funds reported only $2.6 trillion in assets
As much as 85% of your Social Security benefits could be taxable if you have other sources of income, such as earnings from work or withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement accounts.
Allison Berlin is a personal stylist who has styled celebrities like Halle Berry, TV personalities like Stacy London from “What Not to Wear,” and worked for fashion magazines. “It’s a stigma that only celebrities use a stylist,” Berlin says. “There are so many affordable styling options now,” including
US Central Intelligence Agency director and Army veteran Mike Pompeo never served in the Gulf War. But that’s not what prominent members of the US Congress and major media outlets have said in articles and in public statements in recent months. Pompeo was never deployed there, the CIA says. The fake
The US State Department published its first human-rights report under the Trump administration yesterday (April 20). The rights deemed worthy of promotion and protection by the State Department, however, appear trimmed when comparing them to the ones surveyed by the Obama administration. Women’s rights—in
This week, Australia’s statistics agency reported that the country received a record number of Chinese tourists. The ranks of visitors from mainland China have swelled so much that they now outnumber New Zealanders, long the top source of tourists to Australia. Just under 1.4 million Chinese tourists