Time to think about retirement savings: Stacks of coins lead up to a retirement savings jar with an alarm clock

Older Isn’t Always Wiser: What The Next Round Of Retirees Don’t Know

December 1, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

You’ll probably spend more than you think and save less than you expect.

Baby boomers say to save long and prosper

Advice From Baby Boomers: Never Stop Saving

November 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Baby boomers say they are financially ready for retirement. Most say that living life on the cheap side will leave you more money in your later years.

Americans Still Don’t Save

Americans Still Don’t Know How to Save

October 26, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Older citizens are also doing better than younger ones.

Americans are buying homes to save money.

Americans Want To Buy A House So They Can Save Money

October 24, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

But many aren’t buying a house — because they can’t save the money.

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Boomers Aren’t Doing as Bad as Everyone Thinks They Are

October 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The most financial unstable baby boomers are doing better than we all thought they were doing, but they still aren’t doing great.

An older man working on his laptop worries about whether he can retire at 65

Your Boss Thinks You Won’t Be Ready to Retire at 65

October 2, 2017 | Gregory Cox

And employees agree

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Millennials Talk About Money More Than You’d Think

September 18, 2017 | Joe Pye

And the more they talk, the happier they are

A man carefully holds a tiny house in his hands because he knows housing is a good long-term investment

Housing is Still Americans’ Favorite Long-Term Investment

September 13, 2017 | Gregory Cox

People say sinking money into the housing market is the safest way to shore up cash, but is it?

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Generation X Is Stuck in a Tight Spot

August 23, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

But their growing debt apathy may have payoffs for all

Baby Boomers leave the best tips.

Baby Boomers Tip The Best Among All Generations

August 16, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Northeasterners, Republicans, and men also leave more money on average.

Searching for Gen Xers on the Internet.

Gen Xers Have Owned Homes Longer — Yet Owe Slightly Less Than Millennials

August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan

Because of the recession, Gen Xers are still struggling to pay off the majority of their mortgages — and are falling behind older and younger generations in the process.

The cost of funerals can lead to debt without end of life planning; even without family inheritance you need estate planning

We Should Plan Our Funerals, But We Aren’t

July 31, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans think planning their own funerals is important, but most aren’t actually doing it.

A Baby Boomer business woman sits in a corner office, examining a computer screen

Americans Hope They Can Work in Retirement

July 11, 2017 | Joe Pye

And that’s a good thing, since we aren’t saving enough anyway.

Person buried by bills and debt holds up a sign asking for help

Plot Twist: Millennials Want to Pay Their Own Bills

June 30, 2017 | Joe Pye

They believe they should cover their expenses at an earlier age – despite the fact that they still live at home.

Banking apps may be better than you think.

Baby Boomers Really Love Smartphones

May 23, 2017 | Joe Pye

They are more willing to give up financial stability for smartphones, than younger generations.

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Boomers Aren’t Ready for Retirement

May 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans believe they are financially prepared for retirement. As more baby boomers hit retirement age, they don’t know as much as they think they do when it comes to finances in the golden years.

Senior woman with hands to face for stress retirement concept photo

Job Problems Are Hurting Savings for Boomers

May 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Nearly one-third of Americans 50 years of age and older have faced career setbacks and by 2021, retirees will lose $4.3 trillion in retirement savings.

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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.

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Retiring With Debt Can Mean Loneliness

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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Study: Millennials Just Aren’t Worth Much

February 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Millennials have half the amount of savings baby boomers did at the same age. They’re also making $10,000 less today than their 1989 counterparts.

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Millennials Will Start Budgeting This Year

January 27, 2017 | Joe Pye

More than any other generation, they want to track their spending better in 2017

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Homebuyers Are Concerned About Affordability, Especially Millennials

November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials

When it comes to kids and money, teach kids to work on their finances to avoid things like adult Millennials living at home

More Parents Want to Talk About Money Instead of Sex

October 17, 2016 | Dori Zinn

There’s a generational divide when it comes to kids knowing how much their parents earned

Retirement is top concern for many Americans

Retirees Fear Running Out of Money

October 6, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

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

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Ask The Expert: Are Old People Like Beans?

August 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if her husband’s theory is accurate or crazy.

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Most Everyone Thinks College Is Worth It

August 2, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Most everyone believes college is worth the investment, but a lot of Americans wish that it were free.

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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.

What happens to credit card debt when you die

Will Power: Why A Will Is So Important, And Why Most People Don’t Have One

June 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

More than 70 percent of Americans don’t have a will in place or an updated will. Regardless of age, why do you need a will?

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Student Loan Debt Is Killing Our Careers

May 30, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Student loans are limiting career choices, and not just for millennials's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

What Most Americans Are Doing RIGHT With Their Money

April 27, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The headlines during Financial Literacy Month have been scary, but buried in the stories is really good news.'s founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

Why Millennials May Be Better Than Baby Boomers

March 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The youngest workers are still the brokest, but they may have the best financial habits.

Ages with 9 are worse than a midlife crisis

Infographic: The Danger of Decades

February 18, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

If your age ends in a 9 — 19, 29, 39 and so on — be careful. You could die this year. Or run faster.

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Quiz: Are You a Millennial When It Comes to Money?

January 27, 2015 | Jess Miller

They might not have all the answers, but some of millennials’ money habits may surprise you.

How Does Your Generation Save Money?

What Your Generation Does to Save Money

January 13, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger

Are you spending and saving better than your peers? What they’re giving up might surprise you's founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

How to give your adult children money – the right way

September 29, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You can teach your sons and daughters about money, even after they’re all grown up.

How many of these retirement myths do you fall for?

9 retirement myths you won’t believe

May 6, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

Most Americans have some majorly mistaken assumptions about retirement. How many of these do you fall for?