Women & Money
Do You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?
life insurance One form of life insurance that may be worth investigating for its tax advantages and estate benefits is an indexed universal life policy.
Timeshare Nightmares: Don't Let This Happen to You
Travel Hours-long, pressure-filled timeshare encounters leave two couples in tears. Consumers can learn a lot from their stories. Here's what to know about timeshares before getting talked into attending a sales presentation to get a free lunch or tickets to a theme park.
By H. Dennis Beaver, Esq. PublishedTravel
A Money Smart Divorce
retirement Whether your divorce is amicable or rancorous enough to inspire a country music song, it’s important to pay attention to taxes when dividing your assets.
By Sandra Block Publishedretirement
The 5 Things People Ask Potential Advisers and Why They Are Wrong
Financial Planning Finding the right financial planner takes more thought than asking the same old questions. Here's where people are going wrong, and what they should ask instead.
By Lorraine Ell, CEO PublishedFinancial Planning
Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate
insurance They aren't for everyone, but health care sharing programs are a faith-based alternative to traditional health plans that can save some people money. This type of coverage worked as a stopgap for my own family.
By Deborah L. Meyer, CPA/PFS, CFP® Publishedinsurance
What I Bought When Stocks Tanked
stocks Our "Practical Investing" columnist happily seized the moment to buy two stocks that had been on her wish list for a long time: Costco and Boeing.
By Kathy Kristof Publishedstocks
Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?
alimony The new policy goes into effect in 2019. Older divorces can be modified to follow the new rules—if both parties agree.
By Kevin McCormally Publishedalimony
Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?
investing My own kids dabble in bitcoin. If you feel compelled to join the crowd, I have three pieces of advice for you.
By Bradford M. Pine Publishedinvesting
Smart Retirees Eventually Realize They Need a Professional Plan
Financial Planning I've seen people with $1 million, even $2 million, run out of money because they didn't have a plan. You can only wing it for so long.
By Toni Hill, RFC PublishedFinancial Planning
Tech Entrepreneur Nina Vaca Goes Global
business When we first spoke with Pinnacle Group's Nina Vaca in 2006, her IT business was making millions in revenue. Last year, it reached more than $1 billion.
By Kimberly Lankford Publishedbusiness