Seniors

Soaring bankruptcy rates signal a 'coming storm of broke elderly,' study finds
by By MAIA DAVIS
16 Aug 2018 at 6:43pm
Older Americans are filing for bankruptcy at more than double the rate of just 25 years ago, a sign of a "coming storm of broke elderly," a new study ?

What to do with your 401(k) plan? Consider moving it to an IRA
by Russ Wiles
16 Aug 2018 at 12:07pm
Individual Retirement Accounts have been attracting record amounts of assets, even though relatively few people actually contribute money to them.<p>An oxymoron? Not really. The growth of IRAs results from their widespread use as tax-sheltered repositories for funds that have been building up in ?

What Is Means-Testing, and How Could It Affect Social Security?
by Sean Williams
16 Aug 2018 at 12:06pm
Is this solution an easy way to save Social Security from disaster?<p>As of June, the Social Security Administration was divvying out a traditional ?

Life expectancy drops in the US and the UK, rises in Australia, a new study f...
by By Rory Smith, CNN
16 Aug 2018 at 12:00pm
<b>(CNN) ?</b> Life expectancy fell across the majority of high-income countries, signaling a collective and simultaneous decline among affluent nations for the first time in decades, a new study finds.<p>Among 18 high-income countries -- including Spain, Sweden, Japan, Australia, the UK and the United ?

What to Do When You Can't Pay Your Medical Bills
by Kailey Fralick
16 Aug 2018 at 11:59am
Your unexpected medical expense doesn't have to lead to bankruptcy.<p>Medical bills are the most common cause of bankruptcy in the United States, and ?

Best savings accounts 2018: Switching from checking accounts can boost your cash
by Adam Shell
16 Aug 2018 at 11:39am
Finding a new bank account for cash earning zero interest can add up to real money.<p>Got a pile of idle dollars sitting in your checking account due to a recent home sale? Or the profits from selling Apple stock, or some other windfall? If so, you're missing out on making more money, as most checking ?

This is the Maximum Amount of Your Wages That Can Be Garnished
by By LaToya Irby
16 Aug 2018 at 12:19am
A wage garnishment happens when the court orders part of your pay to be withheld to satisfy a debt you owe. You typically don't have to worry that ?

How People With Type 2 Diabetes Can Lower Their Risk of Health Problems
by By Alice Park
15 Aug 2018 at 7:20pm
A growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, ?

Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of cancer-linked weed killer,...
by Marc Daalder
15 Aug 2018 at 6:43pm
A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that ?

A Financial Survival Guide for the Next Recession
by Anita Hamilton
15 Aug 2018 at 6:41pm
Seeing my own mother struggle through the last recession made me want to be sure I'm prepared for the next one. So I talked to some money and career experts to find out how to recession-proof my life.<p>Miami real estate agent Karen Hollihan remembers the 2008 stock market crash all too well. ?When ?

Is Oatmeal Healthy? Here's What the Experts Say
by By Markham Heid
15 Aug 2018 at 6:40pm
Oatmeal is a near-universally beloved breakfast. While it has historically been enjoyed across Europe, Russia and the U.S., oatmeal is rapidly ?

Older Americans are filing for bankruptcy more than ever before
by Frank Witsil
15 Aug 2018 at 10:36am
More than ever before, financial woes are tarnishing the golden years.<p>Despite an economic boom, Americans ages 65 and older are filing for bankruptcy in record numbers, and the trend is likely to continue, according to research that warns the nation's senior citizens are facing a financial crisis ?

'The Geometry of Wealth' author Portnoy talks about how money figures in a jo...
by Robert Powell
15 Aug 2018 at 10:31am
In his newest book, "The Geometry of Wealth," Brian Portnoy tackles the challenge of not only making better investment decisions but also how money figures into a joyful life. Portnoy, currently the director of investment education at Virtus Investment Partners, spoke with USA TODAY about his</b> ?

The Best Tiny Beach Town To Retire for Under $40K a Year, According to AARP
by Marisa Spyker
15 Aug 2018 at 12:30am
Thanks to tony, McMansion-dotted enclaves like Malibu and East Hampton, beachfront living sometimes gets an elites-only rep. But, in reality, that?s ?

10 Common Home Insurance Mistakes That Can Cost You Thousands
by Tamara Hinson
14 Aug 2018 at 7:00pm
If you haven?t considered these potential insurance options, you could be in danger of losing a lot of money. Here?s how to avoid the traps.<p>Home ?