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October 12

Funding options for long-term care

Mechanisms for covering the costs include insurance products, Medicaid and self-funding.

October 5

Both spouses don't always need to delay Social Security until 70

Sometimes it's better to coordinate claiming strategies where one collects spousal benefits.

October 5

Stay up on Medicare enrollment with annual reviews

Navigate yearly changes that could affect your coverage and costs.

September 28

How parenthood really affects your ability to save for retirement

The financial effects of having children can last for the rest of your life, according to a new study.

September 22

More retirees seek professional advice on Social Security

Future retirees also appear more willing to wait to claim larger benefits than previous waves of retirees, according to a new study.

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

Social Security COLA could get wiped out by Medicare costs

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

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

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.

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 21

Social Security underpaid some survivor benefits

New report says staff errors resulted in lower payments to widows and widowers.

August 18

Surprising Social Security rules on divorce

Nuances of the 10-years-of-marriage rule and protections from vengeful spouses.

August 16

The best and worst states for growing old

Plus, find out how the median monthly cost of an assisted-living facility compares from state to state.

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