| Mar 19, 2013
The economy is improving and so is employment, but workers' optimism about a comfortable retirement has fallen to a new low, according to the annual Retirement Confidence Survey released Tuesday.
Just over half of workers say they are either very...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey.
Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:40 AM
The 50-something former college dropout who returned to campus to finish his degree — and play football. The health nut grandmother who spends her time writing and performing rock 'n roll. The nursing coordinator and schoolteacher couple who...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Retirement planning, elder care and wills are touchy subjects for most people, but they’re especially rife with anxiety, miscommunication and disagreements for parents and their adult children, according to a new report.
The majority of both groups...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Like all parents, John and Tammy Carver face daily challenges in trying to raise a large brood.
But for the Manchester couple, who have adopted six youngsters from orphanages in Russia and Belarus between 1997 and 2004, those challenges also include...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:21 AM
As couples near retirement age together they often joke about their hopes not to drive each other crazy.
But there is some truth behind the jest. After decades of being married and having separate careers and sometimes different schedules, the reality...
| Jun 15, 2011
Baby Boomers don't always get a fair shake, often being portrayed as indulgent and selfish. But a new MetLife study explodes that stereotype. The study, "The MetLife Study of Caregiving Costs to Working Caregivers: Double Jeopardy for Baby Boomers...
| Mar 8, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Despite a challenged analysis of the financial risks and rewards, the House is advancing a massive overhaul of the state retirement system that critics said would subject future workers to the wiles of Wall Street. The House...
| Apr 20, 2008
Dear Liz: I'm self-employed and have a Simplified Employee Pension account. Every year I borrow from an equity line to contribute the maximum to this account. My wife questions whether we are ahead by doing this. I say yes because we obviously save on the...
| Jul 19, 2010
| 9:57 AM
Work in retirement? It might sound like a contradiction in terms, but we're looking for ways to achieve financial security over a retirement that could last 20 years or more.
One of the best ways to do that is to work just a little longer than you...
| Feb 18, 2009
| 11:52 AM
The financial planning profession is growing explosively as millions of aging baby boomers confront the challenges of planning for retirement security. Readers of this column have been writing to ask if they need a planner--and how to go about hiring one....