My mom was widowed at age 48. I have 3 sisters. I know how difficult it can be to be a financially independent woman. I'm passionate about helping women feel secure and confident in handling their personal finances
My article last week ("How Retirees Can Avoid Running Out of Money: The Role of Longevity Annuities") discussed the longevity annuity as a tool for protecting retirees heavily dependent on a stock of financial assets against the risk of running out of money.
Financial fitness is more like a marathon than a sprint, and it takes dedication over the course of your career to see the results of your hard work. The process can be much more manageable if you take small steps that have the potential to add up to big results.
President Obama called for strengthening Social Security in his 2016 State of the Union address. In choosing the verb "strengthen," he dodged taking a position within the Democratic Party's increasingly central debate over expansion of Social Security.
Many high-net-worth individuals are in that position because of a fiscally conservative lifestyle. Those who are able to self-insure may lack liquidity. Follow the steps that will help you avoid the long-term-care financial trap.
It would be great if the cost of living stopped rising once you retire. You would know exactly how much money to save, and how much income will suppor...
Question: Dear Steve, My husband and I are both in our 70's. He's 79 soon to be 80 and I'm 76 soon to be 77. We have gotten ourselves into a lot of de...
Does Coffman see any hypocrisy in his own actions? And if so, what does he think he should do about it?
The President's actions following his final State of the Union will have an impact on the 50-plus set in the many years after he finishes his second term. Here are four takeaways for you and your family to keep an eye on in the future.
Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...
Recently I turned 62 but felt no panic in spite of nearing retirement age. You might think this is the bragging of a rich man. Hardly. In addition to Social Security my retirement will be only $350 per month. Why am I not in panic mode? It's because several years ago I did three things.
Retirees are becoming a larger part of the population while their capacity to fund retirement comfortably has been declining.
The jury is out and the verdict is in: most Americans do not have enough money to retire, say the leading experts. As uncomfortable a proposition as...
Here are three tips to get self-employed Millennials started to ensure long-term goals don't get lost in their entrepreneurial rush to success.
As we age in this new century, more and more of us want to work, as has been well-documented by multiple surveys. So as one imagines livability for today's older Americans, opportunities for work must be at the core.
Researched over months with the help of our ever-growing team of correspondents, editors, and contributors all over the world, this Retirement Index is the ultimate resource for helping you find your ideal retirement haven.