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.
To the parents of this year's graduating class of 2014: Graduation is such an exciting moment. It's a proud moment. It's also the moment we realize ...
Right now, you've got decades of life ahead of you. Ask yourself, what do you want those decades to look like?
When we think about mid-life career changes, I'm sure many of us have daydreamed about pursuing something that was lucrative, stimulating, and did some good in the process. If that dream isn't good enough, how about adding something that totally supports our health and fitness -- AND we can partner with our spouse?
A properly drafted trust can offer all of the advantages (and more) of a life estate without the negatives.
If you've read some of the articles we've written about retiring overseas, you know that we wholeheartedly recommend that you spend as much time as possible in a particular destination to be sure it suits you. You may find your ideal spot... or you may not. And that's okay, too.
Nearly all the commercials I see on television seem directed at my demographic, the graying baby-boomers. I see ads for motorized scooters, miracle canes, adult diapers, constipation cures. Have you heard about the aging Deadhead who needed a Clapper to light his Lava Lamp?
After more than a dozen years living abroad, the U.S. seems pretty exotic to us now. And we aren't kidding.
Today, I am exceedingly grateful that because of my career success, I can refine my personal definition of what success now looks like. My accomplishments have led me to this place, and I can forge a new path and write a new success story for myself.
Most people visiting Costa Rica fly into the capital, San José, site of the main international airport, but head out as soon as possible for Pacific or Caribbean coast beaches. And the majority of expats live on the coast or in more rural areas of the Central Valley.
My lovely and adored wife, Iris, would have been a survivor in prehistoric times. What our neanderthal ancestors needed to evade the sabre tooth tiger and the massive mastodon she has in spades.
Now's the time when you're likely tidying up the garage, paring down your closet and dusting off the attic shelves. While you're at it, don't forget to clean up one of your most important assets -- your workplace 401(k) plan.
Congratulations! You were just automatically enrolled in a 401(k) plan by your employer. Should you be relieved or should you call the police?
Certainly we're growing older, fast and in great numbers. But at the same time, we are getting smarter and more valuable in our intellectual competence. Hopefully this can trade-off against the tendency to stagnate and withdraw from the mainstream of life.
Since Social Security plays such a big part in people's lives, you'd think we'd have a better idea about how it all works. But on the contrary, a lot of folks don't fully understand their benefits or, more importantly, how to maximize them.
When I was kid, my grandparents left Long Island and moved to Florida. At first, I was incredulous. My grandparents moved so far away from me! (I had really thought that their world revolved around me. Apparently not.) But when we took our first trip down to visit them on a school break, I began to like the idea of having grandparents in Florida.