Imagine this: It's Thanksgiving night. You've gobbled your fourth serving of mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. You've turned on the TV. The local news is reporting that hundreds of people are lined up in front of local stores to score items for steep discounts.
Are you planning on pushing your retirement age out as far as possible, or continuing to work part-time during your retirement years? A growing number of people are following this path, driven partly by enjoyment of their work and partly by economic necessity.
With people living so long these days, why haven't financial planners been more focused on how to help clients who are planning for retirement specifically plan for longevity? The more sobering side of longevity, that is.
Everyone I know, with this exception of one person who lost her husband at the age of 57 from a sudden heart attack, has lost their life insurance after giving the insurance company hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars.
We need real solutions to America's growing retirement crisis, and unfortunately 401(k)s are only making it worse. Our decades-long experiment with insecure retirement plans has failed.
One afternoon, as I awoke from a nap and looked upon the brilliant, blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea only steps away from my door, I had a powerful thought. Nothing of what is now my amazing, wonderful life would be possible if I had surrendered to the fears I had a few years ago.
We live in exciting times because the overall view of aging and what it means to all of us as we grow older is more positive than ever. Finding out why some people age in a positive and healthier way compared to others is under study by dozens of organizations on a regular basis.
Numerous studies report that in general LGBT Americans earn more and carry less debt than the general population. But does this mean we are actually better with money?
Sending your kids to college is a wild ride emotionally and financially as well. So taking action today to prepare for your future is a great example to set for your children before they set out on their own. It's never too late to start: with knowledge and the self-empowerment to take a first step, you can always help to improve your life over the long run.
We always strategize when we're young. That includes what school to attend, what to study, and what career to embark on. Many think about getting married and how many children they will have - even before they meet the right one.
Embracing uncertainty can be one of the toughest lessons we boomers must learn. We are all well aware of how our lives and careers have failed to conform to the rosy scenarios we learned as children.
Most Democrats appear to see through the industry's cynical ploy and fully understand that it is spending these vast sums out of pure self-interest, not out of genuine concern for low- and moderate-income families. However, some Democrats want to stop the rulemaking.
Experts say that you should start planning for your retirement in your early 20s, but that rarely happens for most people. Instead, the average pe...
This book does have one distinction in tone from all the others. In past stories there has been a despair surrounding Harry, an aura of melancholia he can't shake.
By closing the "performance pay" loophole, Senator Warren's proposal would end a giveaway to the wealthiest in order to provide an extremely well-justified payment to tens of millions who have seen the value of their benefits slowly deteriorate for years.
We've all heard that healthcare costs in retirement are high. We've also heard that part of our retirement planning should be to understand these potential costs and budget for them. This is nothing new. What is new is the potential increase in these (already expensive) costs slated for next year.