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Gov. Christie’s $500 billion solution
New Jersey Gov. Christie, putting his toe in the presidential waters, gave a speech offering 12 ways to put Social Security and Medicare on a sounder financial footing.
Go ahead, help your kids out
Retirement adviser Mark Zoril says if you can afford it, don't feel guilty about helping your grown children.
Would you retire sooner if you could?
An insurance company hopes it might sell more annuities if people realized that these products could help them retire sooner.
Paying more for less LTC insurance
Long-term care insurance is pricier than it used to be as the cost of care has skyrocketed, but the industry is searching for a better answer.
Can a gate protect you from crime?
Living in a gated community can help protect you from burglary, but it probably won't stop a crazed attacker.
Spend your nest egg cautiously
Cap your spending at conservative percentages because today's low interest rates make running out of money a real risk.
6 Social Security clues from a whiz
When an economist looked at his own benefits, this is what he saw.
How to raid your IRA or 401(k)
When you don't have a choice, here's how you can avoid the penalties for taking money early from your retirement accounts.
Doc fighting changes to Medicare
An 84-year-old physician is leading the charge to protect and improve Medicare.
5 hot trends in retirement
Get out of the way! Grandma is taking over.
QLAC – sounds like quack but isn’t
People don't like annuities until they prove themselves to be a good deal, recent research says. Here's one worth considering.
Can you afford The Villages?
Moving to The Villages, the fastest-growing retirement community in the U.S., requires a healthy retirement income.
5 wise estate-planning steps
You can't take it with you, but you can make a good plan for leaving your wealth to the right people.
What will health care really cost?
It's tough to figure out how much you will need to pay for things that insurance or Medicare won't cover, a recent study shows.
Are boomers too fat to be healthy?
Boomers are better educated, smoke less and have greater access to technology, but a new study suggests their weight mitigates those advantages.
Octogenarian launches war on ageism
At 88, Bill Zinke is fed up with the notion that old is useless and he's rallying the geriatric troops.