Social Security Underfunding Threatens Americans' Retirement

With Social Security running out of money, one of the pillars of retirement is in jeopardy.

8 reasons to worry about the stock market

These factors indicate we’re approaching bubble territory, but is history a reliable guide?

Mary Beth Franklin: Why that Social Security check might be less than you expected

One financial adviser was baffled when her client received a Social Security check that was $1,000 less than what they expected. InvestmentNews contributing editor Mary Beth Franklin discusses why they failed to account for two things.

Retirement

Employers Reducing Contributions to Retirement Benefits: Study

Employers cut their contributions to workers' retirements by 25% from 2001 to 2015, according to a new report from Willis Towers Watson.

Your Portfolio, Your Lifestyle

One Inheritance You May — Or May Not — Want To Receive

Study shows that we inherit our money habits from our parents, which can be a good or a bad thing.

Retirement

How Social Security treats the survivors of young workers

Eligibility rules are more lenient for the survivors of young workers because of their brief careers.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Lifestyle

Men vs. women: Who gets the most out of marriage?

Research finds a woman and a man can have significantly different views of the same marriage.

Retirement

Why Americans can't seem to retire

The share of older people in the workforce is higher than at any point since before the creation of Medicare.

Your Lifestyle

Protecting your kids from identity theft

Once they have a child's Social Security number, hackers can apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or rent a place to live.

Retirement

Dual income couples complicate Social Security earnings test

Benefits of one — or both — could be reduced due to excess earnings.

Tax and Estate Planning

These five states still haven't recovered from the recession

Growth has lagged outside of the nation's largest cities in New York, California and Florida.

Your Lifestyle

When to get the best deals for airline tickets

It turns out that Tuesdays might not be the time to get the best deals, after all.

Retirement

Don't mess with Social Security disability rules

Attempts to suspend benefits can have disastrous results.

Tax and Estate Planning

Men vs. Women: Who is smarter when it comes to credit?

Men describe their knowledge of how credit scores work as good or excellent, but how accurate are they?

Tax and Estate Planning

Credit vs. debit: Which is the better choice?

Americans are more likely to choose debit cards for routine purchases.

Your Lifestyle

Top vacation destinations for the world's wealthiest

If a city has money, it has a Hamptons equivalent.

Tax and Estate Planning, Your Lifestyle

This generation has the most impressive savings habits, survey says

Young workers prepare for a rainy day, while generation X and baby boomers struggle to rebuild their bank accounts.

Your Business

Why summer Fridays are on an upswing

The share of companies offering this perk has jumped from 21% in 2015 to 42% in 2017.

Retirement

Should your 401(k) fund be packed with tech stocks?

Finding the "right" amount depends on your other holdings, your appetite for risk and how close you are to retirement.

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