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September 21

How tax reform could squeeze the middle class

You could end up paying thousands of dollars more after tax reform than you do now.

September 15

Are you really on track for retirement? Try this tool

New software uses big data to estimate the chances that your personalized retirement strategy will actually succeed, then refines the plan if it won't.

September 15

American workers vs. investors: Who pays more taxes?

Politicians have intentionally set tax rates on wages much higher than those on long-term investment returns.

September 15

Social Security COLA could get wiped out by Medicare costs

But higher-income retirees' health insurance costs might remain the same.

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September 15

7 ways to protect yourself from an Equifax data hack

Take these steps to avoid current and future threats to your financial well being.

September 8

Government report distorts facts and costs of reverse mortgages

The report overstates the typical cost of a reverse mortgage in today's marketplace and misinterprets Social Security claiming strategies.

September 8

Consumers struggle to get information following Equifax data breach

The credit reporting service disclosed this week that private information for as many as 143 million people had been compromised.

September 8

Need to evacuate because of the storm? Use this checklist to protect your possessions

Undertaking these precautions can provide a greater sense of security and preparedness in the face of an unexpected disaster.

September 8

How to appeal higher Medicare premiums

New monthly Medicare surcharges will go into effect in 2018, but sometimes they can be reversed.

September 1

Your children can spare you time and money in a nursing home

For someone with kids, both time spent in a nursing home and out-of-pocket costs are significantly lower than for those without children.

September 1

Government agency announces new reverse mortgage rules

The Department of Housing and Urban Development raises premiums, tightens borrowing limits for new loans to seniors.

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September 1

Top-performing funds of the bull market

The Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index has gained an average 18.73% a year since March 9, 2009.

September 1

Should you buy a dam for your house?

Weather events are prompting sales of dams that cost homeowners $8,000 to $12,000, on average.

August 24

Retiree health care costs up 6%, new study finds

A newly retired couple would need $275,000 for medical care throughout retirement, according to Fidelity.

August 24

What your credit score reveals about your love life

The higher the credit score, the likelier you are to form a romantic relationship.

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