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How to Cut Costs For Senior Housing

How to Cut Costs For Senior Housing

One of the biggest complaints about senior housing is that it’s just too expensive. On average, senior housing can cost $6,000 per month. That amount is a huge burden to aging Americans with fixed post-retirement incomes and their families with their own bills to pay. Why is senior housing so expensive? Are there any ways […]

Personal Finance Apps for 50+

Personal Finance Apps for 50+

When you think of fintech, or financial technology, you probably think of younger millennials clicking away at laptops or hunched over smart phones. However, fintech…

Early Retirement, Financial Independence, and You

Early Retirement, Financial Independence, and You

Early retirement may seem like some mythical beast you can’t quite see or tame, and financial independence in retirement may seem like a plain old…

How to Evaluate Your Financial Advisor

How to Evaluate Your Financial Advisor

You put a lot of trust in your financial advisor. Trust is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it’s important to think critically as well as…

The Caregiver’s Financial Guide

The Caregiver’s Financial Guide

In 2013, the AARP conducted a family caregiving study that found that Americans donate their time at an estimated yearly amount of $470 billion. In…

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Are Baby Boomers Ready To Sell Their Businesses?

Are Baby Boomers Ready To Sell Their Businesses?

For the next 19 years Baby Boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day. This means…

Financial Steps to Take After Losing a Spouse

Financial Steps to Take After Losing a Spouse

No one wants to think about losing a spouse, but unfortunately it’s a big part of life that you have to plan for. A large portion of that planning should be financial. Use the following…

Major Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Major Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you recently went back to school yourself, or have a college graduate in your family, student loan payments are coming. Graduates are given a six-month grace period before they’re required to make payments, so…

How Do You Balance Saving For Retirement With Other Goals?

How Do You Balance Saving For Retirement With Other Goals?

Everyone has goals, from starting a business and graduating from college to getting married, buying a house and…

Take Charge of Your Money: 50 Finance Tips

Take Charge of Your Money: 50 Finance Tips

  You’re inundated with money advice all day long, from friends, family and coworkers to social media, TV,…

Prepare Your Meeting With Your Financial Advisor

Prepare Your Meeting With Your Financial Advisor

Figuring out your finances can be tough, and that’s why you hired a financial advisor. However, a lot…

How Much Money Will You Need In Retirement?

How Much Money Will You Need In Retirement?

If you had to pick one question that keeps you up at night, would it be “how much…


Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

You trust your financial advisor every day to maximize your investments and save you money. In a lot…

Don’t Let Your Adult Children Ruin Your Retirement

Don’t Let Your Adult Children Ruin Your Retirement

Most everyone is aware how potentially fragile retirement finances can be. However, a lot of people aren’t aware…

Trim Your Retirement Taxes

Trim Your Retirement Taxes

Retirement is supposed to be about relaxing, spending more time with loved ones, or even going on a…

Turning 70 ½? How to Deal With RMDs

Turning 70 ½? How to Deal With RMDs

Did you know that the IRS requires you start taking withdrawals from your qualifying retirement accounts as soon…


Don’t Let Frugality Ruin Your Retirement

Don’t Let Frugality Ruin Your Retirement

You’ve spent your entire working life saving for retirement, and if you have done it well, you have…

Allocate Your Investments to Maximize Your Retirement Funds

Allocate Your Investments to Maximize Your Retirement Funds

If you’re near retirement, you understand how stressful it is to manage your investment allocation, especially in light…

Hiring Someone To Help With An Aging Parent’s Finances

Hiring Someone To Help With An Aging Parent’s Finances

Its stressful enough handling your own finances, and sometimes adding your aging parents’ finances to the list is…

Which Robo-Advisor is Right For You?

Which Robo-Advisor is Right For You?

If you’re interested in starting to invest, or are a long-time investor with tons of experience, you need…


Rethink Your Retirement Financial Plan

Rethink Your Retirement Financial Plan

You’ve probably heard hundreds if not thousands of pieces of advice on how to save and spend your…

Be Aware of Your 401K Fees

Be Aware of Your 401K Fees

  Most people view a 401K plan as a “set it and forget it” kind of deal. However,…

3 Risks That Can Destroy Your Retirement Plan

3 Risks That Can Destroy Your Retirement Plan

  Most people are well aware that high investment fees can greatly reduce their retirement savings over time.…

Home Sharing – Stay Connected

Home Sharing – Stay Connected

This article is from Silvernest. To see original article, click here. Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and…


19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

19 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Financial Advisor

It’s interesting that most stockbrokers, financial planners, and insurance agents and their clients have a principal-agent problem. A…

Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money

Teaching Your Kids the Value of Money

Most adults are aware of the fact that the earlier you begin investing for retirement, the more money…

Financial Success Is up to You

Financial Success Is up to You

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. While this may sound like an old cliché it illustrates…

Fund Your Child’s Education Without Breaking the Bank

Fund Your Child’s Education Without Breaking the Bank

Every family recognizes the importance of a strong college education. Parents constantly encourage their children to perform competitively…


A Journey to Retirement, Together

A Journey to Retirement, Together

Now that you’re married, no decision is as simple as it once was. On top of that, you…

Create Your Own Financial Plan

Create Your Own Financial Plan

  When it comes to setting and accomplishing your financial goals, no two plans are the same. Financial…

For Better or Worse…

For Better or Worse…

While many people view retirement as a time to relax and not have to worry about getting up…

Is the ‘Coast Retirement Savings Strategy’ Right For You?

Is the ‘Coast Retirement Savings Strategy’ Right For You?

Saving for retirement can be a lot simpler than most people make it seem. As long as you…


Save Now, Reward Yourself Later

It’s easy to understand why saving for retirement isn’t a priority of yours when you’re in your 20s.…

Winging Retirement Won’t Work

Winging Retirement Won’t Work

  Planning for retirement is not easy and because of its complexity, you may be putting it off…

401K Series: Best Ways to Maximize Your 401(k)

One of the most valuable employee benefits available is having access to a retirement plan that is linked…

Robo Advisors Aren’t for Everyone

As modern technology grows, more and more people are being forced to become tech-savvy. Now more than ever…


401K Series: Take Advantage of Your 401(k)

401K Series: Take Advantage of Your 401(k)

You’ve recently graduated and just landed a career. For many of you, 401(k)’s and other retirement planning terms…

You Saved for Retirement. Now, Enjoy it!

You Saved for Retirement. Now, Enjoy it!

There is a century-old proverb that goes something like this: old habits die hard. Once we develop a…

Don’t Miss These Critical Pieces of An Estate Plan

Don’t Miss These Critical Pieces of An Estate Plan

So you’re getting older, maybe recently married, or are starting a family.  Perhaps a loved one passed away…

Get Paid To Be a Family Caregiver

Get Paid To Be a Family Caregiver

The number one question caregivers always ask is this, “how to get paid for being a family caregiver?”…


Should You Delay Retirement?

Should You Delay Retirement?

Delayed retirement is increasingly becoming popular among baby boomers, and it is primarily because of two reasons: Longevity…

Care For Elderly Parents Without Draining Yourself

Care For Elderly Parents Without Draining Yourself

One of the most overlooked factors when planning for retirement is helping elderly parents financially. Most often than…

Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits

Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits

The importance of Social Security cannot be overstated. The program provides approximately 60% of America’s seniors with half…

Why You Need to Have a Will

Why You Need to Have a Will

Why do I need a will?  In fact, more than 50% of Americans do not have a will,…


5 Key Things for Financial Stability

5 Key Things for Financial Stability

Happy New Year!  New Year = New Resolutions = New Opportunities.  So let’s kickoff the new year on…

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Financial Advisor

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Financial Advisor

Choosing an advisor – or a team of advisors – is an important first step on your way…

3 Overlooked Year-End Financial Items to Review

3 Overlooked Year-End Financial Items to Review

Change is inevitable and as we look ahead into the new year, now is also a great time…

The Basics of Long Term Care: Part I

The Basics of Long Term Care: Part I

Long-term care 101: What is it? Why plan for it? Who pays for it? Important recent changes. What is…


5 Easy Year-End Financial Fixes

5 Easy Year-End Financial Fixes

The end of the year is quickly approaching and it goes without saying that most of us are…

Prepare Your Transition to Retirement

Prepare Your Transition to Retirement

Retirement planning is a topic that is often addressed in a strictly numerical context. A certain amount of…

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