Category: Retirement Planning

With more frequent spikes in market volatility, after nine years of a bull market — and the 2008-‘09 bear market a not-too-distant memory — it’s understandable to have your stomach churning and be asking…what’s next for the market? One thing…

(This is an excerpt from the book THE DUMB THINGS SMART PEOPLE DO WITH THEIR MONEY by Jill Schlesinger. Copyright © 2019 Jill Schlesinger. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All…

The financial challenges women face to achieve financial security in retirement can be huge, as a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing and an Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) briefing last week demonstrated starkly. And with the rising cost of…

(This article previously appeared on the Make Aging Work site.) A Certified Financial Planner friend of mine shared a story over breakfast recently. One of his long-standing clients — let’s call him Jack —  who had fully retired six months…

When Marsh Williams and his wife, Carol, of Columbus, Ohio, wanted to buy a low-maintenance home in 2013, they knew a condominium would let them travel without fretting about forgoing necessary yard work or exterior upkeep. The couple, both then…

The reverse mortgage market has been in a state of flux ever since the U.S. government in 2017 reduced the amount borrowers age 62 and older can draw from their home equity for its Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and…

During my working years, I paid for three independent financial planning sessions — the last after the 2008 financial collapse, to assess the damage. But only when my employer of 20 years wiped out my job in a budget cut…

If you’re a pet owner and considering moving to a retirement community, you will have more options than in years past. Roughly 75 percent of for-profit senior living residences accept pets. But finding the right fit at a retirement community…

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