General Retirement Articles

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November 23, 2014

Why 4.7 Million Children Receive Social Security Benefits

The program provides supplemental help to the children of deceased, disabled, or retired workers, and to children who themselves are disabled or blind.

November 21, 2014

3 Stocks We Like -- but Not for Retirees

If you're a retiree, here are three stocks you you may not want in your portfolio.

November 19, 2014

Social Security: Why the Nazi Controversy Matters More Than You Think

A new proposal to take away Social Security benefits for alleged Nazi war criminals has broader implications.

November 17, 2014

4 Reasons Retirement Saving Strategies Fail

No retirement strategy is complete if it hasn’t addressed these potential problems.

November 16, 2014

Social Security Is Unfair to Many -- Including You

Social Security is a huge program, with some room for improvement.

November 15, 2014

The Benefits of Paying Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement

It’s not just about wiping out debt. There are some scenarios where paying off your home can cut your tax bill to $0.

November 15, 2014

Social Security and the Midterm Elections: What's Going to Happen Now

Many are commenting on the potential effects of the recent midterm elections, but will there really be any change in the next two years? Find out here.

November 12, 2014

Social Security vs. the World: Are Americans Getting Shortchanged?

One measure suggests other countries do more for retirees than the U.S. does. Find out why.

November 10, 2014

Will Social Security Cover Your Costs in Retirement?

Probably not -- and data from the Social Security administration indicates that people continue to work past the traditional retirement age.

November 10, 2014

10 Days Could Mean the Difference Between Retiring Early or Not

Many Americans spend their whole lives trying to retire when their biggest leaps can sometimes be made in as little as 10 days. Make sure you're on the right side of the fence when these 10 days hit!

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