“Perfect storm” factors cloud retirement optimism for single and divorced women.
A new study shows that most Americans can’t pay for their own needs, let alone their aging parents.
A new study shows both groups are stressed over inflation and a looming recession.
A new study shows the pandemic may have died down but retirement savings haven’t rebounded.
A new study shows that Americans are preparing for retirement by ignoring their debt and emergency savings.
Most women save for retirement but don’t know how to make that money last.
New research shows that because of rapid inflation and low wages, the average household takes on thousands in debt.
Apparently, tedious cleaning is more enticing than money to most adults.
Take advantage of senior discounts to free up more money each month in retirement.
Starting a family is an exciting life change. Laura covers ten financial and legal considerations for new parents to reduce risk, make medical costs and childcare more affordable, and protect their child’s financial future.
The Politics For Your Wallet: Federal Government Proposes Changes to Student Loans and Retirement Savings
Forget about the culture wars – the House passed a bill about your retirement and Biden is talking about your student loans.
If you’re nearing retirement without enough savings, there may still be time to course-correct.
Over the pandemic, thousands of people prematurely pulled from their retirement funds.
Try these tips to free up more money while you enjoy retirement.
Will Americans save more for retirement if we ditch the percent sign? New research says they might.
Worried about retirement savings? Find out how five beneficial IRS tax adjustments for 2022 will help you save more money for retirement and create a stronger financial future.
Pay up what you owe now to enjoy your golden years later.
Only 39 percent of women were able to contribute more to their retirement funds compared to 51 percent of men.
Confused about how 401(k)s work? Laura explains the rules for using these tax-advantaged retirement accounts, including employer matching, contribution limits, rollovers, withdrawals, loans, and more.
Punching the clock part-time could lead to a more comfortable retirement and a happier life.
Counting down to retirement? Stay on top of these important retirement planning dates.
The money saved on a smaller home can free up extra bucks for a better retirement.
Make sure you understand how Social Security works before you start drawing benefits.
Don’t make retirement planning decisions based on faulty assumptions about what Medicaid will pay.
Close to retirement age? You may not want to leave the workforce just yet.
Making these changes to your housing situation can stretch retirement income.
Want to make sure you’ve saved enough for retirement? Be sure to factor in these five costs.
Having a housemate during retirement can free up money for a better standard of living.
Take these steps to help stop fraudsters from ripping off your parents as they age.
Made some money blunders in your youth? Here’s how to fix them now.
Not all retirement communities are created equal. Here’s what you need to know.
Women face plenty of obstacles when it comes to saving for retirement.
If you’re looking for a clever way to cut taxes, pay less for healthcare, and build retirement savings, a health savings account (HSA) delivers. Laura’s guide will help you start an HSA, understand the rules, and use it to your financial advantage.
Living abroad in retirement could feed your adventurous spirit without draining your savings.
Want to enjoy retirement in a new city without having to move? Try one of these options instead.
If you want to have a comfortable retirement, it may be time to cut your grown kids loose.
The lapse in pay could take centuries to fix.
Purchasing long-term care insurance now can protect retirement savings later.
Torn between your job and caregiving for a parent? One of these options could help.
Heading into retirement without another person to consider? Maybe that’s a good thing.
Tying the knot for the long haul can be a financial lifeline in retirement.
Are you missing out on a big-bucks bonus? Here’s how to score some free extra cash.
Workers are contributing to retirement savings despite pandemic challenges.
Thinking about downsizing to a condo? Hold off on buying if any of these traits sounds like you.
Are you set for retirement or on the way to becoming a retirement crisis statistic?
The fear is financially-related. And it’s motivating many to take action.
Thinking about working while receiving Social Security benefits? Here’s what to expect.
Money Girl answers a listener question about annuities and explains the different types, how they work, and whether they can help you create a comfortable retirement.
Don’t sign up for Social Security retirement benefits before answering these questions.
Money Girl cuts through the confusion and explains the pros and cons of IRAs and how to know if a traditional or Roth account is best for you.