Life Stages

  1. Why You Need to Find the Right IRA Beneficiary

    It definitely matters who you pick as your IRA beneficiary—and how you go about it. And in some cases, your best option may be to go with a trust.
  2. What Is a Will and Why Do I Need One?

    Putting this document together will save your family time and money, and give you peace of mind.
  3. Avoid This Life Insurance Policy Pitfall

    Life insurance policies need to be reviewed regularly to make sure that the beneficiary you chose some time ago is still the right choice today.
  4. Estate Planning: 16 Things Prince (and You) Should Have Done

    The must-do list Prince and his advisors should have completed to avoid leaving his family without a will and an estate plan.
  5. 7 Issues to Consider When Determining Life Insurance Coverage

    Seven issues to consider when buying life insurance to ensure the coverage is tailored to meet your personal financial situation.
  6. Permanent Life Policies: Whole Versus Universal

    Permanent life insurance combines lifetime insurance with savings to provide lifelong security. Premiums are quite high because they’re partially invested.
  1. When You Should File Early for Social Security

    Filing early for Social Security can make sense. Here's a list of when it's appropriate to ignore the conventional wisdom of waiting as long as you can.
  2. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  3. Should Retirees Still Have Mortgages?

    Identify the pros and cons of keeping a mortgage into retirement, and understand in which situations it is beneficial not to pay off a mortgage.
  4. 5 Steps to a Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  5. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Stretch your retirement budget to live comfortably.
  6. Red State or Blue State: Where's Retirement Sweeter?

    Choosing whether to go red or blue when picking out your retirement destination is more than a matter of politics. Here's how to cast your vote.
  1. Retiring in the Philippines: Pros & Cons

    What are the pros and cons of retiring in the Philippines?
  2. Retirement Planning: Don't Do These 6 Things

    If you’re putting in the work to build your retirement, you should put in the work to protect it. Here are six mistakes to avoid regarding retirement.
  3. Retire in Australia with $200,000 of Savings?

    Maybe. Thanks to a strong U.S. dollar, Australia has become more affordable, at least for Americans.
  4. Retire in Vietnam with $200,000 Of Savings?

    An excellent retirement "buy" because English is spoken widely, the cost of living is compellingly low and Americans are generally welcome.
  5. How the Long-Term Care Insurance World Is Changing

    The long-term care insurance market is continually changing and prices routinely go up. This is an overview of what to expect when seeking such products.
  6. When You Should File Early for Social Security

    Filing early for Social Security can make sense. Here's a list of when it's appropriate to ignore the conventional wisdom of waiting as long as you can.

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