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10:45 a.m. March 29, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Do I need a living will? A will or trust can preserve family harmonyA will or trust allows you to recognize the important people in your life and can preserve family harmony
2:50 p.m. March 21, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-boyfriend and I contributed to our household based on our salaries. I’m now owed $23K in back pay. Do I pay him back? ‘He and I don’t really talk anymore, but we ended on relatively good terms, and I want to do the right thing’‘He and I don’t really talk anymore, but we ended on relatively good terms, and I want to do the right thing.’
11:13 a.m. March 20, 2021 - By Richard Eisenberg
Live positive, age positive: The secret to wealth and health as you grow older The author of ‘The Power of Positive Aging’ talks about coping with cancer, protecting your immune system, and how aging is merely an ‘inconvenience’The author of a new book says that a positive mindset helps you cope with serious challenges as you age.
11:10 a.m. March 12, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Here’s when you need a will or living trust Clear instructions and a way to ease your estate’s transfer lighten heirs’ burdenClear instructions and a way to ease your estate’s transfer lighten heirs’ burden
7:19 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My sisters and I disagree on most things, but never could I have imagined how our relationship would end’ My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?My sister put our mother in a nursing home, where she died of COVID-19. Should I take legal action against her or the nursing home?
7:07 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 - By Faron Daugs
3 reasons why you should have a ‘generational meeting’ Generational meetings help families prepare for the futureGenerational meetings help families prepare for the future
7:16 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By rbisdale
How to get your financial life in orderGetting your finances in order is daunting and the upheaval from the pandemic makes it even harder for some. Patti Brennan of Key Financial Inc., and Denise Shull of The ReThink Group, chat with Beverly Goodman about simple ways to make smart decisions and set a course for financial wellness.
6:57 a.m. Feb. 3, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
When my parents died, my sisters and I split their estate. I chose a painting that may be worth $50,000. Should I tell them? ‘The process of dividing their estate was done equitably, and without stress or rancor. Until now’‘The process of dividing their estate was done equitably, and without stress or rancor. Until now.’
6:01 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Alicia H. Munnell
What’s happening to state and local government finances? Revenue loss appears less than expected, but pension finances still may be affectedRevenue loss appears less than expected, but pension finances still may be affected
10:05 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Faron Daugs
What is a generational meeting? 3 reasons why you should have one Prepare for the unexpectedPrepare for the unexpected
11:48 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Krystal Barker Buissereth
5 ways to make this year better than last year Make 2021 your year of wellness—including financial wellnessMake 2021 your year of wellness—including financial wellness
7:28 a.m. Jan. 23, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Financially fragile Americans during COVID-19 have difficulty answering these 15 money questions — can you? A new survey asked who could cover unexpected expenses during the pandemic’s early days.A new survey asked who could cover unexpected expenses during the pandemic’s early days.
10:12 a.m. Jan. 19, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
I took care of my late mother for 8 years. Am I obliged to tell my sisters she made me co-owner of a substantial bank account? This daughter writes: ‘My conscience is getting the better of me, and I would like to be transparent about being the joint owner of this savings account’This daughter writes: ‘My conscience is getting the better of me, and I would like to be transparent about being the joint owner of this savings account.’
8:29 a.m. Jan. 15, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Millions of Americans are in ‘survival mode’ — beware, decisions made in this frame of mind can make or break you ‘Unfortunately, our ability to see the big picture is severely limited when we’re in fight-or-flight mode’‘Unfortunately, our ability to see the big picture is severely limited when we’re in fight-or-flight mode.’
10:25 a.m. Dec. 30, 2020 - By Angie O'Leary
How female entrepreneurs can thrive in good and bad times It’s important to separate business finance from personal financeIt’s important to separate business finance from personal finance
10:05 a.m. Dec. 25, 2020 - By Angie O'Leary
How female entrepreneurs can sharpen the lines between their business and personal lives — in good and bad times It’s important to separate business finance from personal financeIt’s important to separate business finance from personal finance
6:02 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - By Alicia H. Munnell
Social Security actuaries update projections for COVID-19 Long-run deficit changes little and trust-fund depletion date moves forward one yearLong-run deficit changes little and trust-fund depletion date moves forward one year
5:54 a.m. Dec. 6, 2020 - By Alana Benson
Here are the average retirement savings by age: Is it enough? See how your savings stacks up against your peersIf you’ve ever wondered how your retirement savings compares with your peers, you’re in good company.
1:01 a.m. Nov. 27, 2020 - By Sean Pyles
Take these steps to build financial stability, even in tough times Financial stability is both a state of money and a state of mindWhile it’s never been more clear how much is out of our control, you can still take steps to improve your financial stability.
7:01 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Krystal Barker Buissereth
Let’s put 2020 behind us and do a financial reset After the challenges of 2020 we could all use a little financial self-careAfter the challenges of 2020 we could all use a little financial self-care
10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
COVID-19’s unspoken impact on retirement finances The complex ways in which mortality rates affect retirement plan solvencyThe complex ways in which mortality rates affect retirement plan solvency
7:01 a.m. Nov. 17, 2020 - By Catherine Golladay
How to create a better — and more flexible — plan for your retirement Saving enough for retirement is a top source of financial stressSaving enough for retirement is a top source of financial stress
6:59 a.m. Nov. 10, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
This 26-year-old blogger is on her way to financial independence and wants to show millennials and Gen Z how to do it From $10,000 to $150,000 in four years: Why 20-somethings need to think about retirementFrom $10,000 to $150,000 in four years: Why 20-somethings need to think about retirement
12:59 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
The No. 1 difference between millionaire investors and everyone else Researchers asked high-net worth investors what goes through their mind when they think about equity exposure Researchers asked high-net worth investors what goes through their mind when they think about equity exposure.
8:24 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
What Trump and Biden tax policies could mean for your paycheck, tax return, investments and retirement savings The economy is a very important issue for nearly 80% of voters in this presidential electionThe economy is a very important issue for nearly 80% of voters in this presidential election.
4:11 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Andrew Keshner
Some wealthy Americans are already prepping their finances for a Joe Biden presidency — here’s how One San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfoliosOne San Francisco accountant finishes every client conversation with a discussion about what a Biden administration could mean for portfolios.
6:24 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - By Angie O'Leary
The risk of dementia is high. Here’s how to prepare 5 ways to protect a loved one with dementia5 ways to protect a loved one with dementia
1:03 a.m. Oct. 6, 2020 - By Cecilia Clark
Don’t wait to apply for student loans for next year—some of the money could actually run out Apply for the FAFSA now, there is ‘a lot of risk in applying late’An influx of college financial aid applications this year means that money could run out for students who don’t file early.
12:57 a.m. Oct. 5, 2020 - By Elizabeth Renter
Unemployment recovery reveals disparities across age, sex and race Older workers are furthest from pre-pandemic levels: How various demographics are recovering from the initial unemployment explosionNot all cuts of the American workforce are experiencing the same recovery—How to mitigate the damage to your finances if you’re affected.
10:00 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
6:13 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
America is a slightly better place to retire — but there’s plenty of room for improvement The U.S. climbed 2 places in a global retirement index — but weakness in health care and income draw criticismThe U.S. climbed 2 places in a global retirement index — but weakness in health care and income draw criticism
1:01 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Amrita Jayakumar
Moving right now could cost more than you think: 3 things to consider Moving isn’t cheap, and these days, nothing is predictableBefore you relocate, you have a lot to consider: cost of living, proximity to your loved ones, weather and more.
6:08 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Erica Loberg
‘A criminal sociopath:’ Judge-appointed conservator drained my mom’s estate and kept us from her The exploitation is all too common. How to prevent it from happening to your familyA daughter’s experience with a conservatorship gone wrong—and how to prevent it from happening to your family.
7:19 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
This is why so many women face poverty in their old age Being a caregiver is financially and emotionally draining. But you can plan for itBeing a caregiver is financially and emotionally draining. But you can plan for it
12:58 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Richard Eisenberg
Unemployment in the LGBT community is steep—here’s a little help for those with money anxieties How the SAGECents app aims to get users on trackThere’s a new, free personal-finance app for older LGBT adults having money troubles.
7:10 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
RNC paid private-sector employee and ally of Postmaster General DeJoy for consulting work Lawmakers are probing allegations that Louis DeJoy solicited employees of his North Carolina logistics company to donate to Republicans and then reimbursed themLawmakers are probing allegations that Louis DeJoy solicited employees of his logistics company to donate to Republicans and then reimbursed them.
7:13 a.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - By Jonathan Clements
10 money lessons I wish I’d heard — or listened to — when I was younger Buying a house shouldn’t be your top goal — retirement should beBuying a house shouldn’t be your top goal — retirement should be
12:18 a.m. Sept. 20, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My family paid $7K for my uncle’s funeral. My cousins were poor, but then renovated their kitchen. Should I ask for it back? ‘Soon after the burial, we found out that purchases on their part were being made, mainly an $800 pair of designer shoes and another cousin remodeled his kitchen’‘Soon after the burial, we found out that purchases on their part were being made, mainly an $800 pair of designer shoes and another cousin remodeled his kitchen.’
6:49 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Consumer sentiment index rises to 78.9 in September, highest level since March Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a reading of 75.9The amount of confidence Americans have in the economy and their own financial security has a good record of predicting the future. Until they feel more secure, the economy is unlikely to make a rapid recovery from the coronavirus recession.
11:14 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Erin El Issa
Stocks, bonds and more: A primer on diversification for new investors You don’t have to be an expert stock picker to diversify your portfolioThere are many ways to diversify your portfolio—here are three steps to get you there.
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