We all make financial mistakes, but some can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Learn about some big errors and how to avoid a particularly costly one.
Be savvy about Social Security and you might end up with thousands of dollars more each year in retirement.
If you don't pay attention to taxes, you may end up forking over hundreds (even thousands) of dollars to Uncle Sam that you could have kept for yourself. Here are some blunders to avoid.
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You may be more able than you thought to amass a million or more dollars -- via this dependable mathematical principle.
Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.
The recent tax overhaul is taking away some tax breaks, but you can still grab them for one last time -- and many others remain available for the future, potentially offering you hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings.
One of the richest men in the world has long offered great advice that can help us be financially healthier.
There's a good chance you'll live longer than average, and you don't want to outlive your money. Here's how to avoid that.
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Millions of Americans are getting lower-than-expected Social Security benefit checks -- among other surprises.
Most people have socked away much less than they'll need. See how you're doing compared to others and how you might strengthen your financial health.
The "best" approach is also kind of irrational. See if it's best for you or if you prefer an alternative strategy.
Yes, delaying collecting Social Security will make your checks bigger. But you still may not want to do that.
There are pros and cons to starting to collect Social Security benefits early or late -- and many reasons to just file for your benefits on time.
Applying for a credit card is easy, but before you do, be sure you're going after the kind of card that will serve you best.
There's good news and bad news: Social Security is probably stronger than most people think, but retirement benefits might shrink anyway.
Your retirement is likely to be your biggest expense in life, so take it seriously and plan for it. Leaving much of it up to chance is risky and ill-advised.
Brace yourself against some of these possible causes of bankruptcy. You may not be able to prevent every risk, but you can reduce your odds of financial disaster.
How you can make your benefit checks up to 30% smaller or up to 32% bigger.