Widows: Don't let grief cloud financial judgment

The death of a spouse is probably one of the worst things most people endure. Unfortunately, there is a torrent of financial tasks that...

Retirees may need to talk with a financial planner about "longevity risk" as they manage their money.
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Don't outlive your money

As you transition from collecting a paycheck to living off your savings, which for most occurs in their 60s and early 70s, all those...

Tax tips: How to get free help with taxes

You can’t get away with not paying your taxes, but there are ways to file your tax return without shelling out much additional cash. The...

Make your financial resolutions stick this year

Many Americans start the new year making promises, but these promises can be difficult to keep as the year progresses. In fact, some...

How to shore up your finances against a US default

If Washington fails to agree to legislation to raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its debt obligations, it would be...

Having kids? You'll need $500,000 for college

Parents scraping together cash for this year's tuition bills may have it relatively easy. By the time today's newborns graduate from...

Protecting your retirement: Is longevity insurance right for you? 

Americans are living longer and that's created a big worry among many baby boomers and retirees that they'll outlive their money. Though...