Retirement

Planning for retirement is essential if you want to retire on time and live out your golden years the way you always wanted. We show you how to get ahead.

Work excuses you can use

How Our Jobs Are Making Us Sick

April 24, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Unless you’ve got a mighty hefty inheritance or have been lucky enough to be born into money, you’ve gotta work. And you’re probably stressed about it.

How Do We Save For Retirement And Pay All Our Bills?

April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.

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The Most Depressing Headline I’ve Seen This Year

April 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You’ll never guess what it is, because you probably haven’t heard about it yet.

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The Ripple Effect of Ripped-Off Seniors

April 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.

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We Hate Retirement Plans So Much We Forget About Them

April 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

A lot of Americans are leaving their IRAs when they leave their jobs.

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13 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Checks

March 31, 2017 | Money Talks News

Make sure you get as much retirement income as you deserve with these tips.

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It’s Lonely Down Here

March 30, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Lower-income, older Americans aren’t enjoying retirement age

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No Parents, You Can’t Have It All

March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.

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Need Long-Term Health Care? Move to Louisiana

March 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The least and most expensive states to live in when it comes to long-term health care, from home health aides to living facilities.

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Tax Refunds Aren’t Getting Us Out of Debt

February 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of American families are making thousands of dollars in medical, auto, or tax payments at some point in a year but even after paying, they’re suffering from crippling debt.

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Good News! More Time to File Taxes This Year

February 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

You get two extra days to file your taxes, but with some changes that are in effect this year you shouldn’t wait to file. Especially because your refund might be delayed if you claim a certain tax credit.

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None of Us Are Ready for an Emergency

January 12, 2017 | Dori Zinn

What if you don’t have enough cash even for a tragedy, disaster, or other emergency? Most of us aren’t ready for one.

If You’re Stressed About Money and You Know It Raise Your Hand

January 11, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Money has a huge impact on our overall well-being in life. To reduce stress and be happier, we need money or a better attitude when it comes to money.

Can you handle a medical credit card?

Ladies Pay More for Retirement Health Care Than Men

January 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn

While women will have to spend more on health care in retirement, that doesn’t mean men have it very easy. Both groups face a huge struggle to save for their golden years.

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We’re So Happy About Our Money

January 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Financial optimism is higher now than it was five years ago

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Dvorkin On Debt: “Elder Financial Abuse” Is Real – And Growing

December 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Thieves and even family members are increasingly targeting senior citizens.

pay off my mortgage with my 401k?

My Experience With a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

December 22, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class

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Most Americans Don’t Have a Financial Plan

December 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most middle-income Americans don’t have a financial plan, while nearly half of those making more than $100,000 a year have do have one.

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Retirement Strategies For A Non-Working Spouse

November 24, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

Knowing your options is important to a comfortable retirement.

How to celebrate your mom on Mother's Day.

Women Advising Women

November 7, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Will female clients increase demand for female financial planners?

Should You Use a 401k Loan to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?

November 3, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.

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Ask The Expert: Is Saving For Retirement Over-Rated?

October 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader worries that her husband doesn’t worry about saving for retirement.

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Women Face More Financial Setbacks When Taking a Career Break

October 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Women who take career breaks could face a retirement savings shortfall of nearly $1.3 million.

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Want to Forget Your Financial Distress? Be a Bat This Halloween

October 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Having trouble picking a costume this Halloween? Just go where your money (or lack of) leads you.

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Retirees Fear Running Out of Money

October 6, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a certified financial planner what they can do about it.

Make sure your health benefits add up.

How Physical Health Helps Financial Health

October 3, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Want to get your finances on track? Try moving more.

Millennials Care More About Happiness Than Money

September 19, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Income is last on the list for what young people want out of work, and it’s affecting how they interpret the value of money.

America Saves

Spending Doesn’t Make Us as Happy as We Think

September 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn

But saving does, and most of us prefer it that way

Asian Americans Value Money More Than the Rest of Us

August 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Asian Americans have a higher median personal income, believe they can retire earlier, and save more money than the general population.

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Retirement Is the Biggest Source of Financial Stress

August 15, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Young people are more stressed about retirement than paying off their student loans.

Millennials Can’t Make a Million

August 4, 2016 | Dori Zinn

With low wages and high student loan debt, it turns out millennials can’t fathom the idea of saving more than they actually need, if they can save at all.

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Is it OK to Retire With Debt?

August 2, 2016 | Money Talks News

Some experts say retiring with debt isn’t bad. But they might not be talking about you.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

People are More Scared About Money Than Death

July 20, 2016 | Dori Zinn

What do Americans fear most about retiring? Living too long. They don’t have a death wish, but they’re afraid of running out of money before they run out of time.

Do you actually eat on lunch break?

The $200,000 Lunch

July 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

Only an idiot, and a very rich one at that, would waste $200,000 on lunch, right? Wrong.

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Can You Afford To Grow Old?

June 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans predict they’ll run out of money before they die

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Male Millennials Are More Confident Investing Than Their Female Counterparts

June 23, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

women of this generation feel less secure in their financial futures

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The Financial Costs of Living Longer

June 6, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why most Americans don’t feel secure for retirement

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Ask The Expert: What Should I Save For First?

April 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is torn between paying off her credit cards, saving for retirement, or doing a little of both.

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Cut This One Silly Expense and Retire With an Extra $20K

April 12, 2016 | Money Talks News

If you have so much stuff that you,re paying to store it, do yourself a favor by getting rid of it.

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10 Guaranteed Ways to Retire Rich

March 15, 2016 | Money Talks News

To accumulate the funds for your golden years is not that hard, but it requires some planning.