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November 13, 2019

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November 13, 2019

Early retirement may sound like a dream.

However, if today’s retirees are any indication, you may want to rethink how you plan financially.

A new survey from NerdWallet finds that today’s retirees stopped working at 59, on average.

That is much lower than the traditional r...

November 6, 2019

Timing is everything when it comes to saving for the holidays. The longer you have to build up cash reserves, plan your budget and buy gifts at the right price, the better you can cover these seasonal costs without going into debt.

Avoiding debt around the holidays can save y...

October 30, 2019

Bob Carlson

Most Americans make the wrong decisions about claiming Social Security benefits, and they usually make the wrong decisions because they commit two key mistakes.

About 96% of Americans made less-than-optimum decisions about when to begin Social Security benefits, ac...

October 23, 2019

The technique allows people to quickly distance themselves from negative emotions.

By A. Pawlowski

Feeling blue? When sadness strikes, simply imagining it as a person can make the emotion feel less intense, a recent study has found.

The authors were inspired by the movie "...

October 16, 2019

As the cost of health care continues its upward march, insurers continue to raise premiums and shift a larger share of the bill to consumers. Mounting costs have fueled the national conversation, and health care is shaping up to be a key issue in the 2020 presidential electi...

October 10, 2019

As a journalist and member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Elaine Warner travels the world writing about interesting destinations. And often, Warner is accompanied by Fuzzy, a teddy bear who loves to explore and blog about the places he visits on Teddy's Travels.


October 2, 2019

Final rules issued recently by federal regulators make it easier for 401(k) participants to withdraw their retirement savings early in the event of a hardship, which could have the effect of increasing so-called leakage from workplace retirement plans but may also encourage...

September 26, 2019

Six-year-old cancer survivor Linden Bradley wanted just one thing from Make-A-Wish.

"[Make-A-Wish] told him, you can go anywhere you want to go, and he said Disneyland!" Linden’s mom Julia Bradley told "Good Morning America."

And go to Disneyland is exactly what he did. Like o...

September 18, 2019

My father has always been a man of subtle lessons, calm demeanor and good humor. And in 1993, when he retired at the age of 62, those special traits had helped him accumulate a lifetime of professional respect and personal wealth. He stepped into retirement on his own terms...

September 11, 2019

Do you think money is all you have to pass on to your loved ones? Not so. Your grandchildren want to know about your life. Learn what, specifically, Americans want to know about their grandparents.

My grandmother used to teach us crazy songs. I have this memory of sitting in...

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