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Don’t let divorce ruin retirement
Divorce carefully, or as Gwyneth Paltrow says, practice "conscious uncoupling."
Tips from Michael Phelps’ return
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is abandoning retirement and jumping back into the pool. Here's what we can learn from his experience.
Hiring home caregivers directly
Fewer long-term care insurance policies allow insureds to pay for home care directly, but being able to do this can stretch long-term care dollars.
8 ways to hedge a longevity bet
Outliving your money is a big retirement risk. Here are eight ways to keep enough income flowing.
Carrots to keep boomers working
Here's an idea for a low-cost incentive plan that encourages older workers to hang around.
A Social Security scam?
The Treasury and the Social Security Administration are intercepting tax refunds to satisfy old debts going back decades. Should this be allowed to happen?
4 secrets of savvy planners
Savvy planners have happier retirements. Here's what you need to know.
Create a digital estate plan
Here are some tips on how to make sure your online assets pass to your heirs.
Shop smart for long-term care
The cost of long-term care is rising, making insurance a wise buy.
Why and how to pick an adviser
Retirement advisers offer insights on choosing the best retirement planning adviser for you.
Are you financially capable?
Financial literacy is like a hot potato with no clear entity in charge of teaching it.
Passing the C.A.M.P. test
To retire well, one expert says you have to have CAMP -- an acronym for a retirement plan.
Multiemployer pensions need help
Pension plans of many unionized workers are threatened by shrinking contributions.
Would raising minimum wage help?
Raising minimum wage to boost Social Security could be sensible, but it's not simple.
401(k) savers commit to more
A survey of 401(k) savers finds that women save less than men, but they're better at diversifying.
5 stages of retirement planning
Start planning -- and saving -- early if you hope to retire comfortably.