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5 steps to rescuing retirement
Fixing 401(k)s, making working longer easier, and paying more Social Security taxes are three of the key changes outlined in a new book on the subject of retirement.
Get ready to live to 120
Life spans are increasing, with the average 65-year-old likely to live at least two years longer than 65-year-olds were expected to live 10 years ago.
6 ways to flub a small biz plan
Owners of small businesses face some of the biggest retirement planning challenges.
Get your shots and stay healthy
Vaccinations are free for Medicare participants and people insured under the ACA.
In 2015, you can sock away more
IRS raises limits on most retirement savings plans for 2015.
Social Security going up 1.7%
The increase is modest, but the impact affects millions.
New trick for Roth IRA savers
The IRS recently approved another way to get savings into a Roth via the back door.
Social Security disability tactics
If you must claim Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI, here are some things you need to know.
Beware Medicare surcharges
Unexpected income in retirement can kick you into Medicare surplus territory if you aren't careful.
Wearables make Nana a trendsetter
The market for devices that help keep an eye on grandma is growing.
Improving how the US retires
The U.S. fell to No. 13 among 25 nations that have retirement plans. Here are five suggestions for putting our system back in the top half.
The misery cost of Alzheimer’s
When dementia takes over, the burdens and costs of retirement escalate.
Sometimes the kids need a push
Pushing your 30-something kids to save for retirement isn't a duty, but it is a favor to them and and your grandchildren.
Is Obamacare hurting Medicare?
The political battle is still raging over the impact -- good or bad -- of the Affordable Care Act on Medicare.
Learn to travel on the cheap
Rewards points expert advising racking up the points and taking trips when the deals are best.
When an insurer buys your pension
Should you be nervous? Prudential, the big dog in this business, says calm down. It has your back.