Money & Finance

Long-Term Care Insurance: Pros, Cons and Why It Matters

Key Points Long-term care insurance costs can be managed by adjusting your daily benefit levels. Costs vary by location, so it’s best to get local estimates and determine what benefits you may need. New hybrid insurance products can help you or your family benefit from the policy regardless of whether you use the long-term care coverage or not. Lon...Read More

5 Ways Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren Financially

Some grandparents aren't as informed as they could be about how they can best help. Here are 5 ways Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren Financially

Redefining Your Legacy: Entrepreneurship After 50

The way that the media portrays our leading entrepreneurs, you’d be inclined to believe that entrepreneurship is only made for the younger generation, willing to eat ramen noodles and couch surf until their startup “makes it”, if it ever does. What you don’t see is the boom in 50+ entrepreneurs entering into the equation. For those dreaming of turn...Read More

Estate Planning: Here’s Your Primer

After Fifty?  Then it’s time. Time to tackle estate planning.  Time to stop with the floundering and wavering.  Here’s the “equipment” you need – nine essential estate-planning tools, along with details about what they do and why you need them.  1.  Will A will is a written document in which you identify what you’...Read More

5 Money Myths That Are Financial Nonsense

The following are 100 percent true statements: A penny saved is a penny earned. A home is a great investment. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Are you nodding in agreement? Gotcha! According to money experts, there are plenty of money myths like these that get us into trouble and lead to false ideas about money, saving and investing. Even benign ...Read More

Choosing a Financial Planner – Some Advice

Even for the business-savvy, finding a financial advisor isn’t easy. Consider a lawyer friend, who went hunting for financial help after her husband died. The woman — who will remain un-named — sought recommendations from friends and her accountant, met with eight different candidates, asked explicit questions about how they would...Read More

Men vs Women: Savings for Financial Independence

Is the world financially stacked against women? Why do women lag in retirement savings as compared to men? Are women at a disadvantage for reasons too numerous to list? Is it sexism? Are females not good savers? Big spenders? Is it really true that women get paid less for the same work performed? Is the world financially stacked up against women? I...Read More

Boomers: Think Twice About Retiring!

Forget about retirement, Baby Boomers. We’ll be working for the rest of our lives. OK, that may be an exaggeration, but not by much. We have not saved enough money. And worse, many of us will still be up to our eyeballs in debt when we do retire. We’re just one medical emergency away from bankruptcy. One survey says the average Baby Boo...Read More

Planning – making those future years golden

Remember “The Talk,” when mom or dad sat you down to explain the facts of life? Well, it may be time for you to initiate “The Talk” again, but focusing this time not on how life begins but how it should end, even if that end is several decades from now. “I hope people will recognize there are things they should think a...Read More

6 Signs That You’re Ready (Maybe) to Retire Early

You may dream of retiring long before a traditional 60-something retirement age, but be careful about making that leap too soon. If you're not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire.

Talking Money with Siblings: Beyond Rivalry

Key Points Nearly two-thirds of siblings talk about money with each other While financial conflicts are rare, they usually involve issues regarding parents Uniting to deal with money issues can help protect family assets Talking about money with immediate family members is not always an easy conversation to initiate. Why? For starters, the conversa...Read More

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