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How Safe Is Social Security?

There's no way to predict with certainty what might happen to Social Security, but here's what we know now.


6-Point Checklist for Making Sure You Can Afford to Invest

You can boost your financial security in retirement by saving and investing in the stock market. Be sure you're ready to invest, though, lest you leave yourself vulnerable to financial disasters.







What Is Home Automation?

A home automation system can include a plethora of products, systems and technologies. Before you get information overload, let's simplify the definition.





Pros and Cons of the 529 College Savings Plan

Listener Lindsay and her husband are doing well in their retirement savings and investments -- is there really a need for a separate college savings fund for their infant?