Counting too much on Social Security is one of them. So is underestimating how long you'll live.
That's not possible for everyone, so what's Plan B? (Please don't say it's winning the lottery.)
The challenge is adjusting should numbers come up short, especially since going back to work at age 80 isn't an option for most people.
The bipartisan proposal would make borrowing harder but repayment easier.
A new study says seniors who depend on Social Security have lost 32% of their buying power since 2000.
We all are. A little planning makes it easier on your survivors.
Mutual fund fees can eat up a chunk of your retirement savings -- and you might not even be aware that it's happening.
Beginning in May, those applying for benefits will only be able to receive them via electronic payment. If you're currently receiving checks, you have two years to make the switch.
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