It seems like a no-brainer to delay taking Social Security, but it might work better to claim your benefits early. Here are five reasons it may make sense.
Social Security is expected to see a shortfall in coming decades. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your golden years.
There are some big differences between traveling abroad versus retiring abroad. If you’re thinking about changing your country of domicile when you retire, remember to consider taxes, foreign exchange, health care, and some other things.
Going through a divorce? Its effect on your retirement might not be your first consideration. But it’s important to understand how post-divorce finances could impact your retirement.
Many retirees are surprised to learn that, above a certain income threshold, Social Security can be subject to taxation. Here are strategies to consider.
According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of TD Ameritrade, a majority of Americans over age 40 plan to keep working after their retirement age. Perhaps it’s time to get a fun side hustle.
Some financial professionals have recommended life insurance policies as a retirement funding source. While it’s true that some policies can offer protection and act as a retirement savings vehicle, such a strategy might not be the most effective. Here are three alternatives.
It’s important to have a retirement plan in place, but if you have to retire early, what sources of income can you rely on?
How can you make the best financial decisions when you're suddenly single? Read this guide to managing your finances in the transition.
Learn how Social Security works and how to maximize your benefits and retirement income.
What are tax-free muni bonds? Learn the unique benefits and risks of this debt-security investment vehicle.
Unless changes are made in the near future, the U.S. Social Security system may become underfunded, leaving future retiree benefits in doubt. How should you prepare?
Explore how to know when taking early retirement makes sense, and some of the things you should consider before retiring.
Deciding when to collect Social Security is a key part of planning for retirement. Learn how waiting to collect Social Security benefits could significantly increase your retirement income.
When planning your estate allocation, a straight-even division might not be the most appropriate where there are special needs.
Even those who are successful at building wealth aren’t necessarily done with their investment journey. Often, investors need assistance planning how to make
It’s important to determine how much money you need to retire, but another key decision is when to retire. This article features 12 questions to ask yourself.
Here are six strategies to consider when planning for retirement on your own.
Is retirement just around the corner? Are you worried about being financially unfit? Here are six tips to help get you retirement ready.
Women are more than twice as likely as men to lose a spouse to death. Learn how to move forward with your finances if you’re recently widowed.
Retirement planners: Now is the time to look at year-end strategies and adopt habits in the new year to get you a few steps closer to your goals.
Working in retirement can stretch your budget and your mind. But there are tax, IRA withdrawal, and Social Security benefits to consider.
The line between work and retirement is blurring, and that can be a good thing. Discover the financial and emotional benefits and risks of phased, or step-dow
Ground rules, tax tips, and more to help you keep emotions in check and manage your finances wisely through the difficult process of a divorce and life afterward.
The global financial crisis and other recent market developments raise questions over the validity of the 4% withdrawal guideline for retirement funds.
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