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Divorce destroys finances of older Americans

Divorce destroys finances of older Americans

Even the very wealthy can find divorcing late in life financially draining, emotionally harrowing — and messy.

Why healthy people need to save more for retirement

Why healthy people need to save more for retirement

Living longer means paying more health-care costs in retirement.

Confusion over Medicare enrollment is a huge problem

Confusion over Medicare enrollment is a huge problem

Failing to enroll in Medicare at the right time can trigger costly consequences, both in terms of medical coverage and money.

How to suspend Social Security benefits

How to suspend Social Security benefits

The move can boost future benefits, but beware of unintended consequences.

Retirees lose $3.4 trillion by claiming Social Security too early

Retirees lose $3.4 trillion by claiming Social Security too early

A new study finds suboptimal timing costs $111,000 per household.

Target-date fund design may be wrong for retirees

Target-date fund design may be wrong for retirees

Researchers suggest the funds don't adequately hedge against sequence-of-returns risk in retirement.

Terminal diagnosis affects Social Security timing

Terminal diagnosis affects Social Security timing

Shortened life expectancy puts the focus on future survivor benefits.

Future retirees often overestimate Social Security benefits

Future retirees often overestimate Social Security benefits

Fewer than one in 10 older adults can identify all four of the factors that determine how much a person can receive in benefits.

New bill links 401(k) matches to student loan payments

New bill links 401(k) matches to student loan payments

Measure would allow companies to make contributions to retirement plans for employees paying down college debt.

Hints about Social Security COLA and Medicare premiums in 2020

Hints about Social Security COLA and Medicare premiums in 2020

Medicare premium hikes could wipe out the cost of living adjustment for some retirees — again!

Widows, widowers and Social Security

Widows, widowers and Social Security

Surviving spouses have more claiming options than other types of Social Security beneficiaries, but timing is crucial.

Grown children may be hazardous to your wealth

Grown children may be hazardous to your wealth

Boomers continue to subsidize adult offspring at the expense of their own retirement.

The cost of putting off enrolling in a Medicare drug plan

The cost of putting off enrolling in a Medicare drug plan

Healthy seniors who sign up late face possible sticker shock.

Baseball, taxes and retirement destinations

Baseball, taxes and retirement destinations

New tax rules could affect retirees' decisions on where to relocate.

New annuity addresses RMDs

New annuity addresses RMDs

Allianz's indexed annuity could be a forerunner of insurers' efforts to keep assets in-house as baby boomers are forced to withdraw retirement savings.