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Why So Many Experts Consider Annuities a Win for Retirees
Rising interest rates, pressure on Social Security, unpredictable markets and longevity risks are making annuities ever more attractive as a part of retirement planning.
The Kip 25: The Best Low-Fee Mutual Funds
mutual funds The key to building wealth long-term is buying high-quality, low-cost mutual funds run by seasoned stock pickers. Here are our favorites: The Kiplinger 25.
How to Qualify for Social Security Spousal and Survivor Benefits
social security A guide for spouses, ex-spouses, widows and widowers on Social Security spousal and survivor benefits and how to make the most of them.
By Rhian Horgan • Last updated
Protect Your Retirement: Seven Things You Can Do Right Now
Whether you’re preparing to retire or already retired, a proactive plan is critical to help safeguard your retirement, especially amid uncertainty.
By Jessica Cervinka, IAR • Published
Is Retirement in 2023 Still Possible?
Yes, it is, if you have a customized plan specific to your retirement. If you do, you’re in the minority, though, so here are some ways to develop that plan.
By Nicholas J. Toman, CFP® • Published
I Wish I May, I Wish I Might: Estate Planning’s Gentle Nudge
Contrary to what you might expect, using precatory language such as ‘I wish’ or ‘I hope’ can play an important part in three estate planning objectives.
By Allison L. Lee, Esq. • Published
Investors Nearing Retirement Show Patience With Markets
Despite last year’s upheaval, many investors are sticking with long-term plans and tightening their budgets instead of moving money out of stocks and bonds.
By Matthew Sommer, Ph.D. CFA® • Published
Long-Term Care Planning vs. Taxes: Finding a Healthy Balance
Many families discover that trying to mitigate the cost of long-term care can conflict with another common retirement concern — reducing taxes for retirees and their heirs.
By John M. Graves, Esq., IAR, Agent • Published
For a Concentrated Stock Position, Ask Your Adviser This
There can be advantages to having a lot of stock in one company, but ‘de-risking’ can help avoid some significant disadvantages.
By Robert Gorman • Published
Long-Term Care Insurance Quandary: Keep Paying or Let It Go?
As long-term care insurance premiums go up, many policyholders are struggling with what to do. Accept higher premiums, reduce benefits, let the policy lapse or take a payout?
By Roxanne Alexander, CFP®, CAIA, AIF®, ADPA® • Published
In Retirement, Many Crucial Questions Start With the Word ‘When’
For a secure retirement, make sure you know the answers to all of these “when” questions.
By Bradley Geddes, CFP® • Published