Though we're told to prioritize retirement savings during our working years, it's estimated that nearly half of U.S. households have no money set aside for the future. Now, if you're in that camp but still have a number of working years ahead of you, there's plenty of opportunity to...
Many Americans wisely set aside money for the day when they can stop working, kick back, and enjoy the twilight years of their lives. But be warned: All your careful retirement planning could be tripped up by something known...
Let's face it: The COVID-19 crisis has been raging for two months now, and while some states are taking steps to open up, the economy is still in terrible shape. Not only are unemployment levels at an all-time high, but Americans whose...
How do you see yourself in retirement — the simple, quiet retiree who takes neighborhood walks and always gets the early bird dinner special? Or are you the carefree retiree who runs 5Ks, meets friends for champagne brunch, and takes cruises to...
Retirees hoping to spend their golden years in an idyllic retirement community should slow down before signing over their savings. Continuing care retirement communities, or CCRCs, give retirees the opportunity to age in one location, moving from independent living to assisted living and eventually skilled nursing care. The arrangements are convenient...
One of the basics of building a financial foundation is saving. When you set savings goals, you’re more likely to develop long-term money habits that will benefit you. You’re also more likely to reach your objectives. If you’re looking for...
Renting a car can be expensive — with an unpredictable pricing structure and a deliberate lack of clarity, it can seem tough to avoid high rates. These tips can help you make sure that you’re getting the best possible rates available, hopefully saving money. The number one tip is to use...
Approximately half of workers say they'd like to retire by age 60, according to a 2018 survey from TD Ameritrade, but only one-third think they'll realistically be able to achieve that goal. It takes commitment to be able to...
You may already have noticed that you’re spending more to fill your car’s gas tank. Don’t be surprised if the price keeps ticking higher. The national average cost for a gallon of gas has increased by...
Have you done the math and decided you want to take Social Security benefits as early as possible? You're in good company. Although every month you wait to take Social Security translates to a higher monthly benefit, 62 remains...
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