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  • Explore your options to cover long-term care costs

    Baby boomers face a dilemma: At a time when long-term-care insurers are shrinking coverage, more boomers than ever are recognizing the need to protect their retirement savings from potentially devastating costs. Big players have withdrawn from the market,...
  • Retirement: bridging my income gap

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance I plan on living at least until 90. That's not chutzpah talking; it's heredity. My grandmother lived to age 95, and my mom is going strong at 89. Given that I may have to stretch my retirement savings over 25 years or more,...
  • Money-smart kids: kids, parents and money

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Because April is National Financial Literacy Month, a lot of groups use this time of year to study how much children know (and don't know) about money. Here are some of this year's highlights, with my comments. Parents are...
  • Spending: used cars that promise peace of mind

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance If you're in the market for a used car, manufacturers' certified pre-owned programs offer more assurance that the car you buy will give you good service. Only late-model vehicles with low mileage qualify, and they're put...
  • Don't wait to instruct kids about money

    This is the time of year when I'm on inbox overload. You see, April is high season for promoting financial education around the country, and my email is full of surveys, studies and checklists that measure how well children are learning their dollars and...
  • How to evaluate 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Why bother with a "go-anywhere" mutual fund? For many investors the answer may be that there's no need. If you have a well-diversified portfolio and a truly long-term focus, your asset mix may suit you just fine. Older investors who are more fearful...
  • This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

    Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave. This...
  • Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group

    Another rotten retirement scheme from a Wall Street front group
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that carries water for Wall Street by pretending to be a "centrist" organization, have come out with a new proposal for a mass retirement program that, yes, will line Wall Street's pockets while promising...
  • Under certain conditions, you can sign up for health insurance outside open enrollment

    Q: I'm planning to retire later this year, after I turn 62, and I won't have retiree health insurance. Can I sign up for coverage on my state's exchange, even though it will be after the open-enrollment deadline? Also, my income will be much lower after I...
  • Passive vs. active investing in real estate

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I am a commercial property owner and wanted to open an IRA. I was told by my tax preparer that since my income is not earned, I do not qualify for the IRA or the tax deduction, why? I pay estimated taxes on my...
  • Investing for the really long haul

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: My son has $2,800 in his savings account and my daughter has $1,100 in hers. They are both 9 years old. My dad has done some research on different ways for them to invest their money, what is your opinion? I want...