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Learn How To Make Smarter Choices About Retirement

Even if you consider yourself a conservative investor, remember that stocks historically have provided higher long-term total returns than c

Thinking About Early Retirement?

If you’ve built up a large balance in 401(k)s, rollover IRAs and other tax-deferred accounts it's possible to manage how much of you are tax

Social Security: The 64,000 Dollar Question

One of the most common questions people ask about Social Security is when they should start taking benefits.

What Should I Do With My Old 401(k) or Employer Plan?

Your employer plan is typically your most valuable retirement asset, and how you handle it could have major financial implications now and

How To Reduce Social Security Taxes In Retirement

Combining taxable IRA and retirement plan income with Social Security income in the same year causes retirees’ effective tax rates to soar.

Why Medicare Should Be Part of Your Retirement Strategy

Medicare takes a little time to understand. As you approach age 65, familiarize yourself with its coverage options, costs, and limitations.

Caring for Aging Parents

Whatever your relationship with your parent has been, this new phase of life will present challenges for both parties. By treating your pare

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are both health insurance programs administered by the government, there are differences in covered services and cost-

The A, B, C, & D of Medicare

Many pre-retirees are frequently warned that Medicare will only cover a maximum of 100 days of nursing home care (provided certain condition

The Basics of Medicare

Medicare is the federal government program that provides health care coverage (health insurance) if you are 65+, under 65 and receiving Soci

Healthcare Costs in Retirement

A retired household faces three types of health care expenses. The premiums for Medicare Part B (which covers physician and outpatient servi

How Delaying Social Security Pays Off

Combining taxable IRA and retirement plan income with Social Security income in the same year triggers the torpedo, causing retirees’ effect

How Medicaid Compliant Annuities Work.

Retirees facing the prospect of depleting their retirement savings to pay for long-term care, consider whether a Medicaid Compliant Annuity

Retirement Tips For Empty Nesters and Retirees

With the children now out of the house, financial priorities become more focused on preparing for retirement. At this stage, you may very li

Helpful Retirement Strategies for Women

Preparing for retirement can look a little different for women than it does for men. Although stereotypes are changing, women are still more

9 Facts About Social Security

Social Security’s been a fact of retirement life ever since it was established in 1935. We all think we know how it works, but how much do y