To ship or not to ship? That's the vexing question many prospective expats face about their belongings when moving overseas.
The great thing about investing is that there is not one right way to do it.
Welcome to the real world, class of 2014. You're probably swamped with student loan debt, and just entering your chosen career field -- if you're lucky. But, now is the time to secure your financial future by taking charge today.
Possessing the know-how of smart financial practices, even at a basic level, can help individuals in their everyday lives. If we don't feel financially secure and instead worry constantly that our next pay check won't cover the mortgage, next week's groceries or gas for the car, we're more likely to be frustrated and distracted both at work and at home.
What? I just finished my #$%& taxes, and you want me to plan for next year?! That's right. It's fresh in your mind, and that's the best time to make adjustments to anything, especially your tax preparation.
This case poses a dilemma for senior citizens who seek to protect themselves from being scammed when they no longer have the cognitive ability to make decisions about their investments. If you can't trust members of your family, what should you do?
San Miguel is a more affordable place to live than is Santa Fe. And for many years now, San Miguel has been one of the top destinations on the "retire overseas circuit." We lived there ourselves for a few years and we'd happily return to this enchanted place where life is slow and easy, and filled with art, music, literature, and like-minded company.
Mary's story is another simple example of how there are resources and outlets available to all of us at every turn. Many of my fellow Boomers are struggling to follow a narrow career reinvention path that they believe is all they can do -- but that path is merely shaped by their past experience.
"Barbara has been a pioneer all along," Lesley Stahl says. "Even in hanging in there to the age of 84, she's still leading the way."
As I always remind people, the younger you are when you start saving for retirement, the better. Start in your 20s and you should be fine by putting just 10 percent of your annual salary away every year until retirement. That sounds easy enough. But how do you get young people who are having trouble making ends meet to even think about saving for the future?
Today with cell phones, texting, Skype and the relative ease of air travel (OK, I know the security lines are awful but I'm referring to all the flight options), living in different parts of the country than your grandchildren can work. But, if you want a few extra visits, you might want to consider being near certain locations as a bit of a draw.
What would happen to you right now if you were unemployable for the next 30 years? It would be a disaster for many, if not most people. Some would be forced to take dramatic measures to stay fed, clothed, warm and safe.
You can retire on social security and live a nice life. What? I thought that was impossible? Yes, it really can be done. I'm not advocating that you do this but the reality is that many people are facing this scenario.
Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?
Fear and greed are often said to be the emotional extremes that investors swing between. It can be rightly said that greed had a great deal to do with the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009.
If the men in Congress love their mothers, then strengthening Social Security should be high on their to-do list, especially this time of year.