Basics

Why You Need a Roth IRA
Roth IRAs

Why You Need a Roth IRA

With this indispensable savings tool, your money grows tax-free, you can invest in almost anything and you get several cool perks.
June 14, 2021
How to Fix Your Credit Reports
Coronavirus and Your Money

How to Fix Your Credit Reports

Before you apply for a mortgage or car loan, check your credit files for errors that could derail your plans.
May 24, 2021
14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online
retirement

14 Social Security Tasks You Can Do Online

Why visit a government office to get your Social Security business done? You can do much of that online.
April 2, 2021
How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement
Basics

How to Apply for a Social Security Card Replacement

Applying for a Social Security replacement card, especially online, can be fairly straightforward. You just need the right documentation on hand.
April 2, 2021
12 Things You Must Know About Claiming and Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits
Basics

12 Things You Must Know About Claiming and Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

Claiming Social Security benefits at the right time means more money in your pocket. Here's a guide to everything from knowing your full retirement ag…
March 24, 2021

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Traditional IRA Basics: 10 Things You Must Know
Basics

Traditional IRA Basics: 10 Things You Must Know

A traditional IRA can be a powerful retirement-savings tool but you need to understand contribution limits, RMDs, rules for beneficiaries under the SE…
January 29, 2021
Refer a Friend to Your Bank or Credit Card—and Reap Rewards
Making Your Money Last

Refer a Friend to Your Bank or Credit Card—and Reap Rewards

Some major card issuers are giving referral bonuses to eligible cardholders.
January 27, 2021
A Retiree’s Guide to Key Dates in 2021
Basics

A Retiree’s Guide to Key Dates in 2021

It's critical -- and financially sound -- to hit these important financial deadlines spaced throughout the year.
January 8, 2021
15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties
Making Your Money Last

15 Best Foreclosure Sites for Finding Properties

If you’re searching for foreclosures for sale for your next home or to flip for a profit, these websites will guide you to foreclosures to buy.
January 6, 2021
A Memoir to Record Your Life Story
Basics

A Memoir to Record Your Life Story

Engaging with a company that will write your life story could be a lasting gift to yourself or a family member.
December 18, 2020
Find Higher Yields for Your Cash
Financial Planning

Find Higher Yields for Your Cash

Interest rates are scraping bottom, but here’s a road map to accounts that will help your money grow.
November 24, 2020
How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as a Florida Resident
retirement

How Snowbirds Can Be Taxed as a Florida Resident

If you live in a high-tax state during the summer but winter in Florida, you'll likely save big bucks if you can establish residency in Florida.
October 2, 2020
7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover
Healthy Living on a Budget

7 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B leave some pretty significant gaps in your health-care coverage. Here's a closer look at what isn't covered by Medicare.
October 1, 2020
11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making
Medicare

11 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

If you don't make the right choices to fill in the health coverage gaps, you could end up with high Medicare premiums and big out-of-pocket costs.
October 1, 2020
How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You
Healthy Living on a Budget

How to Pick the Right Medicare Plans for You

As you're signing up for Medicare, you must learn the basics of Medicare Part A, Part B, Part D, medigap plans, Medicare Advantage plans and even doug…
September 30, 2020
Snag a New Account Bonus
Basics

Snag a New Account Bonus

But choose an account that makes sense for the long run.
August 19, 2020
5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dividend Stocks With High Upside
stocks

5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dividend Stocks With High Upside

The markets are looking perilous right now, with rising trade tensions and Federal Reserve uncertainty sparking heavy selling.
August 6, 2019
13 Ways to Simplify Your Finances
savings

13 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

We know you're stressed out.
August 6, 2019
10 Things You Must Know About Social Security
social security

10 Things You Must Know About Social Security

For many Americans, Social Security benefits are the bedrock of retirement income.
July 17, 2019
How to Find the Right Online Bank for You
savings

How to Find the Right Online Bank for You

The higher interest rates offered by online banks sure are tempting, but do your research first.
July 5, 2019
Ranking the Top Democratic Presidential Candidates for 2020
business

Ranking the Top Democratic Presidential Candidates for 2020

The 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest has attracted unprecedented interest.
June 25, 2019
The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2019
stocks

The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2019

Everyone is looking forward to 2019 if only because 2018 has been so ugly.
December 21, 2018
What Is a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan?
retirement

What Is a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan?

A 401(k) is a retirement plan sponsored by an employer that offers employees tax incentives to save money for retirement from their paychecks.
November 1, 2018
50 Quick and Easy Tips to Make and Keep More Money
savings

50 Quick and Easy Tips to Make and Keep More Money

Follow these smart moves to keep more cash in your household instead of flowing out.
September 12, 2018
10 Things Boomers Must Know About RMDs From IRAs
retirement

10 Things Boomers Must Know About RMDs From IRAs

Members of the Woodstock Generation are increasingly reaching the age at which “the establishment” demands they start unwinding their traditional IRAs…
July 23, 2018