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August 18

Surprising Social Security rules on divorce

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

August 16

Baby boomers dominate housing market, leaving millennials out in the cold

A simmering conflict is brewing between the two biggest generations in U.S. history.

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.

August 10

Your financial adviser may be charging you too much

Looking solely at the median cost of hiring an adviser can be deceiving.

August 10

Credit cardholders required to spend a lot more to get rewards

One new card requires cardholders to spend $7,500 in the first three months.


August 8

9 bear markets and the events that caused them

Usually fright comes from exogenous events such as war, oil shortages or unexpected financial collapse.

August 4

What real financial advisers think of 'Ozark'

Netflix miniseries just the latest example of Hollywood dwelling on the worst stereotypes of the financial services industry.

August 4

Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 22,000: Should you care?

Make sure you prepare for the inevitable downturn.

August 3

A refresher course on Social Security claiming rules

New "deeming" rules can trip up claiming strategies.


August 2

7 of Hollywood's worst Wall Street scoundrels

When it comes to Wall Street villains, Hollywood leans hard on the clichés.

July 28

U.S. plummets on global ranking for retirement security

Norway, Switzerland and Iceland hold on to the top three slots.

July 28

Most women flunk retirement income literacy quiz

Only 18% of retirement age women can pass a basic quiz about how to make a nest egg last in retirement.

July 28

Americans' savings rate sinks to lowest level in 9 years

Chances are, you aren't saving the way you used to.

July 28

Government to wind down Obama-era retirement savings program

The myRA program was available to workers with no employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k), and with little money to invest.

July 21

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.

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