Retirement

  • Retirement and your relationship: 6 steps to get in sync with your spouse
    Yahoo Finance9 days ago

    Retirement and your relationship: 6 steps to get in sync with your spouse

    If you’re not on the same page as your spouse when it comes to retirement, it may seem like a difficult road ahead. “It’s ok for you to have differences, but having that discussion and seeing things from your spouse’s perspective can go a long way,” Holeman says. Holeman says it’s important to know

  • U.S.News & World Report11 days ago

    Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement?

    Owning a home can lead to a comfortable retirement. In theory, you buy a house when you're 30, faithfully make the mortgage payments for 30 years and at age 60 you own your house, free and clear. Now you have a solid nest egg and can sail into a worry-free retirement.

  • U.S.News & World Report15 days 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

  • Stock Wealth Surges for the Oldest Americans While the Young Miss Out
    Bloomberg15 days ago

    Stock Wealth Surges for the Oldest Americans While the Young Miss Out

    Many households reduced their equity investments from 2007 to 2016. Those headed by people 75 and over loaded up.

  • How hackers might target you in 2018
    Yahoo Finance17 days ago

    How hackers might target you in 2018

    In its report, the firm which was spun off by Intel (INTC) in April, expects continued risks from malware authors, phishing attackers, ransomware scams and even, perhaps, the companies selling smart home devices. McAfee’s report leads off by predicting that the same artificial-intelligence techniques

  • Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62
    Motley Fool27 days ago

    Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

    Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want to retire early.

  • Retirement planning should include long-term care costs
    Associated Presslast month

    Retirement planning should include long-term care costs

    Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will at some point need long-term care, few are planning for it. Many ...

  • 5 Pieces of Free Financial Advice You Can't Afford to Take
    Entrepreneurlast month

    5 Pieces of Free Financial Advice You Can't Afford to Take

    A lot of the "commonsense'' advice is why a lot of people have little or nothing set aside for retirement.

  • U.S.News & World Reportlast month

    10 Ways to Gradually Retire

    Consider these flexible work arrangements for people approaching retirement age. Phased retirement. A phased retirement allows you to gradually cut back your hours and increase your leisure time as you approach retirement.

  • U.S.News & World Reportlast month

    How Senior Couples Can Retire Without Drama

    You've clocked out of work for the final time and are heading home to your spouse. "They're not used to being together eight to 10 hours a day," says Chris Heerlein, investment advisor representative and partner at REAP Financial in Austin, Texas. All that togetherness can disrupt

  • Reuterslast month

    YOUR MONEY-Splitting retirement accounts is tricky for DIY divorce

    If you are trying to have a low-cost, do-it-yourself divorce, it may seem reasonable to just split up the retirement assets and each go your separate ways. While many couples dissolve their marriages without significant legal involvement, divvying up retirement accounts, particularly pensions, is

  • Old-fashioned retirement advice still works
    Reuters2 months ago

    Old-fashioned retirement advice still works

    What is the best way to boost savings in workplace retirement plans? The stories you hear about from people, it’s amazing," said Nathan Fisher, managing director of Fisher Investments 401(k) Solutions, which compiled this data for Reuters from more than 4,500 meetings over two years. At the

  • Kiplinger2 months ago

    Best Investing Moves for Pre-Retirees

    You've accumulated money. Now, time to shuffle it around and get everything in order.

  • 6 Tips for Keeping Your Retirement on Track at Age 50
    Credit.com2 months ago

    6 Tips for Keeping Your Retirement on Track at Age 50

    When it comes to preparing for retirement, 50 can be a pivotal age. Here are six things that can help you stay on track.

  • Expert: 'Anyone who uses Social Security Numbers for security is crazy'
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    Expert: 'Anyone who uses Social Security Numbers for security is crazy'

    Social Security numbers are everywhere and used for securing a ton of products. However, they're completely not secure and easy to buy on the dark web.

  • Discover's New Social Security Alert Feature: What Does It Do?
    Credit.com3 months ago

    Discover's New Social Security Alert Feature: What Does It Do?

    Learn about Discover's new social security alert feature and how you can best utilize it.

  • U.S.News & World Report3 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 Press3 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 News3 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,

  • 'Age in place': How self-driving cars will transform retirement
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    'Age in place': How self-driving cars will transform retirement

    Self-driving cars will disrupt the housing industry, particularly for retirees and the elderly.

  • Debt-ceiling dilemma: Who gets paid first, U.S. debtholders or Social Security
    Yahoo Finance3 months ago

    Debt-ceiling dilemma: Who gets paid first, U.S. debtholders or Social Security

    A debt-ceiling crisis would mean a tough dilemma, whether to pay obligations like Medicare and Social Security or to honor bonds.

  • How to withdraw penalty-free from IRA or 401(k)
    Bankrate.com3 months ago

    How to withdraw penalty-free from IRA or 401(k)

    For many people their biggest stash of savings is hidden away in tax-advantaged retirement accounts. Unfortunately, the government imposes a 10 percent penalty on any withdrawals before age 59 1/2. Some early distributions qualify for a waiver of that penalty -- for instance hardships, higher education

  • U.S.News & World Report4 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

  • Elder Care and Assisted Living: Who Will Care for You?
    Consumer Reports4 months ago

    Elder Care and Assisted Living: Who Will Care for You?

    In 2010, Wallace Kirkpatrick, 89, was living alone in San Antonio after his wife died. A friend suggested that “Kirk,” as everyone called him, get an apartment in the assisted living facility whe...

  • Ignoring These 6 Financial Moves Could Ruin Your Retirement
    Credit.com4 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.