It took guts and good planning to decide to retire in the middle of the deepest recession in decades. Even so, those who did felt flickers of self-doubt when the stock market crumbled around the time they banked their final paychecks.
Paul Skidmore’s office is shuttered, his job gone, his 18-month job search fruitless and his unemployment benefits exhausted. So at 63, he filed for Social Security benefits, three years earlier than planned.
It’s been a harrowing ride in the stock market lately. So much so that it’s prompted scores of investors to pull money out of the market and park it in bonds or other fixed-income assets.
Staying on track to a comfortable retirement isn’t only about taking care of your finances and your health. It might involve taking care of your parents, too.
By David Pitt DES MOINES, Iowa — What happens when the government considers tinkering with retirement accounts and asks for citizen input? It gets plenty. Government officials began...
By Linda T. Cammuso A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA), sometimes called just a “Power of Attorney,” is a legal document that allows you to...
More than 7.3 million older Americans — one out of every five people over the age of 65 — have been victimized by a financial swindle, according to a new survey by Investor Protection Trust (IPT)
President Barack Obama’s recent recommendation that all Americans get living wills resonated with those who have been urging the same thing for years.
It is estimated that about five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and about 360,000 people are newly diagnosed each year.
Second marriages are as common in the 50 plus population as they are with younger married couples. Couples who have remarried are often unaware of the legal and financial implications of their marriage.