Experts warn us against automatically signing up for benefits the minute we are eligible, but do we listen? Signs suggest some of us may be beginning to heed that advice.
Knowing how and when to claim can make a huge difference in lifetime payouts. Therefore, mistakes come at a painfully high price.
It's hard for your aging parents to admit they need financial help, but done right, an arrangement can benefit the entire family. Here are 7 tips to help.
A new study links early retirement with a lower probability of death -- for men anyway. But a different study shows benefits from continuing to work.
Average life-expectancies are creeping upward. To prevent having more life than money, you need to think differently about your retirement years, experts say.
A reader is worried her husband's Social Security will get clipped if he takes a lower-paying job before he retires. Indeed, it might affect his eventual payout.
You're going to have to learn about investing to choose a good financial adviser -- and you can respond faster if your situation or needs change. Should you consider 'hiring' yourself?
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