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  • How to interpret your Social Security benefit statement

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Social Security Administration will be mailing annual benefit statements for the first time in three years to some American workers. That's good news, because the statements provide a useful projection of what you can expect to receive in benefits at various retirement ages, if you become widowed or suffer a disability that prevents you from working.
  • Wills, investments, real estate arrangements all key to retirement planning

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Sorry to bug you with this but I truly value your thoughts and opinions. The issue I have is whether my wife and I need a "fee only" financial advisor or planner. On one hand, I feel as though my wife and I have...

    Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]

    Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]
    We are headed for a retirement train wreck in this country. Employers continue to shift the burden of post-work income onto the shoulders of their employees, and nobody is saving enough money. But what is more alarming is this: More than a third of...

    50 most common questions about money and life after 50

    At least a decade ago, someone, somewhere declared, "50 is the new 30!" This rallying cry of baby boomers the last of whom are turning 50 as I type offers feel-good fuel for the midlife soul, except when we're talking about finances. A 50-year-old with a...

    Social Security Q&A

    Last week, I provided an update to the finances of the Social Security system ("Social Security: Broken, but not Broke). Considering that a total of 59 million Americans will receive some form of Social Security benefits in 2014, with payouts estimated at...