How Much Life Insurance is Enough?
Your life insurance needs often depend on a number of factors, including whether you're married, the size of your family, the nature of your financial obligations, your
Will the new health-care law affect my Medicare drug plan?
Yes, it might. Many Medicare Part D beneficiaries have had to pay for prescriptions out-of-pocket after reaching a gap in their annual coverage,
Fixed Annuities vs. CDs: Is One Better Than the Other?
For most people, the answer to this question is it depends . While some features are similar, fixed annuities and bank certificates of deposit (CDs)
Social Security Survivor's Benefits
You might think Social Security is a program that only provides you with a monthly income after you retire. But what you might not realize is that Social Security may
Medicare and Medicaid: Do You Know the Difference?
Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law 36 years ago to protect older and poorer Americans against the high cost of health care. Ironically, it's the high cost of
Life without Life Insurance
What if you were no longer here to provide for your family and loved ones? What if you couldn't watch your children grow, graduate from college, and begin their own
Long-Term Care Planning Is Important for Women
The prospect of needing long-term care is an important,
yet sometimes overlooked, part of financial and
retirement planning. Yet it may be especially
Qualified Charitable Distributions Qualify for RMDs
If you're an IRA owner who must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2011, you can avoid some or all of the resulting income tax liability
How Much Do You Know about Social Security?
Social Security is in the news more and more, as the first wave of baby boomers retire and economic pressures on the program increase. More than 90% of Americans are