Retirement

  1. Social Security - Are You Covered?

    If you aren't a U.S. citizen, even if you are a legal resident, you may be missing out on government programs.
  2. Variable Annuities: The Do-It-Yourself Pension Plan

    Variable annuities can cost more than mutual funds, but that might be worth the protection they can add to your retirement. ...
  3. Mergers: The Sign Of Economic Recovery?

    Recent mergers by big players show economic optimism.
  4. Stable Value Funds: Risk Less And Earn More

    Stable value funds can provide higher yields and lower risk.
  5. If my spouse passes away, will I have to sell my home to meet creditor obligations?

    There are laws that can protect, to a certain extent, the value of a home from property taxes and creditors following the ...
  6. Retirement Savings Tips For 25- To 34-Year-Olds

    Keep saving when mortgages, marriages and debt demand your attention.
  7. Medicaid Vs. Long-Term Care Insurance

    These are not equal. Here's why you need to think twice before relying on the government-sponsored program.
  8. 401(k): An Accidental Solution To The Retirement Problem

    The 401(k) is often a poor substitute for the defined-benefit plans it replaced, but there are steps you can take to make ...
  9. 6 Ways To Make The Best Of Un-Retirement

    If you are coming out of retirement, here are six things you can do to maximize your extra years of work.
  10. Introduction To SIMPLE 401(k) Plans

    Learn about the features and benefits of the plan that is a cross between a SIMPLE IRA and a traditional 401(k) plan.
  11. Retirement Trends: Boomerang Parents

    With many people ill prepared for retirement, seniors are moving in with their kids.
  12. Target Strategies Often Miss The Mark

    Before jumping into a tailor-made asset allocation plan, do the research - it will add years to your financial health.
  13. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  14. When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

    Long-term care insurance (LTCI) covers the risk that individuals may need medical and custodial care, either at home or in ...
  15. When Your Employer Cuts Your 401(k) Match

    In hard times, companies may stop matching your 401(k) contribution, but there are ways to offset the hit.
  16. Variable Prepaid Forward Contract: Scam Or Safety Net?

    Top executives can benefit from this kind of contract, but is it at the expense of the shareholders?
  17. Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them. ...
  18. What documents should I have ready in case my partner or I should die?

    Estate planning is one of those topics that most people avoid dealing with until they're forced to. Because of this, many ...
  19. Which of the following accounts does ERISA cover?

    A. IRA B. State employee pension planC. Corporate defined-benefit planD. Coverdell savings account Answer: CThe correct answer ...
  20. Using Age-Based Funds In Your 401(k)

    If you prefer a "hands-off" approach to saving for retirement, target-date funds may be for you.
  21. Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

    Get the most out of your mutual fund by using this simple but powerful strategy.
  22. What's The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    Make sure your golden years are golden, not merely a struggle for existence.
  23. Know The Rules For Roth 401(k) Rollovers

    Rolling a Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA is usually the optimal thing to do.
  24. Attend Grad School For Free

    Securing funding for your education isn't always the easiest thing to do, but there are some ways to get assistance.
  25. What is the "three-legged stool"?

    The "three-legged stool" was a retirement terminology from the past that many financial planners used to describe the three ...
  26. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  27. Retirement Lessons To Teach Your Children

    If your retirement plan hasn't worked out, at least your children can learn from your mistakes.
  28. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  29. Business Owners: Avoid Enron-esque Retirement Plans

    If your business administers a retirement plan, you should recognize what's at stake.
  30. On This Day In Finance: July 21 - WorldCom Files For Bankruptcy

    At one time the second largest long distance phone company in the U.S., WorldCom was forced to file for bankruptcy on July ...
  31. Subaccounts: As Good Their Clone Funds?

    Variable annuity subaccounts are virtual clones of mutual funds but they have their own CUSIP number and their historical ...
  32. You CAN Retire In A Recession

    Just because you receive your gold watch during a recession, doesn't mean you can't retire on time.
  33. Write Covered Calls To Increase Your IRA Income

    Covered calls may require more attention than bonds or mutual funds, but the payoffs can be worth the trouble.
  34. What is pension maximization?

    Pension maximization refers to a strategy for choosing a payout option at the time of your retirement. Employees near retirement ...
  35. 4 Wealth-Building Secrets

    Protect what you have while shifting risk is the motto of the rich. Find out how a life insurance policy can help you do ...
  36. Funding Your Retirement Is No Joke

    Saving for your golden years is an important goal, especially since so many Americans don't save a penny.
  37. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  38. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

    I. It is mitigated by writing calls.II. It includes the risk the investor will lose invested principal.III. It is the same ...
  39. What is long-term care?

    Long-term care refers to a collection of services that are intended to meet the medical and non-medical needs of disabled ...
  40. What are activities of daily living (ADL)?

    Activities of daily living (ADL) refer to daily activities that individuals normally do, unassisted, to take care of themselves. ...
  41. Helping Your Clients Face The Financial Reality Of Retirement

    Altering retirement plans is tough, but when the retiree is unprepared, it's very necessary.
  42. Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  43. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

    This is a classic investor dilemma. When the markets are roaring, with 15-20% returns, it is tough to imagine putting your ...
  44. Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  45. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  46. Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Starting a new job is stressful but you don't need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
  47. 6 Biggest Millionaire Flops

    If you have lost money, you're not alone, but at least you can put some blame on the market.
  48. 8 Signs Of A Doomed Stock

    Companies provide distress signals long before they go under. Find out how to read them.
  49. Should You File For Bankruptcy?

    Find out how to determine whether this option will help or hurt your financial situation.
  50. A lot of retirement projections seem to assume an 8% rate of return. Is this realistic?

    Many financial advisors would feel that an 8% rate of return is too high, and are more likely to work with 4-5% estimated ...
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