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The Benefits of Retirement Villages

Last winter, I shoveled my sidewalk about a gazillion times (slight exaggeration). At 63, I still had the strength and stamina to do it. Some 20 or 25 years hence, I probably won’t. Nor will I necessarily be able Source
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

Match Bond Income With Yearly Costs

It’s a new retiree’s financial dream an annual income stream that will closely match estimated expenses for years into the future. Planning a blowout trip to Asia three years after you retire? You can set up your finances now Source
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

Tax-Free Transfers From IRAs to Charity Are Still on Hold

Can I make a tax free transfer from my IRA to charity in 2015? I did this in 2014 and want to know if the law has been extended before I take my required minimum distribution for the year. Source
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

2 Common Ways to Misuse Target Date Funds

Do you know much about vitamins? Do you know the difference between vitamin B and vitamin B 12? What’s the significance of the “12”? How about Vitamin S? That last one was a trick question. Vitamin S is Source
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

Young Parents and Insurance

What is the best type of insurance coverage for young families? Term life, which is relatively affordable. How much should they have? Anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million. The point when most adults have the most need for life Source
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

8 Reasons Managing Money Seems Terrifying

By Gina Horkey Fear and money often go hand in hand. That is no surprise in a world where many people constantly court financial chaos, leaving them feeling vulnerable and insecure about the future. Those fears touch people in all income groups. For example, the Brookings...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

Robo vs. Human: Choosing the Right Advisor for You

By Jeff Bogart Learn more about Jeff on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor There’s a new force in the financial planning industry — “ robo advisors ,” automated online money management platforms that handle your portfolio without the involvement of a human investment advisor. Whether a...
Posted On 09 Oct 2015

Real Estate vs. Stocks: What Trump Can Teach Us About Investing

By Jeff Bogart Learn more about Jeff on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Is real estate or the stock market a better investment? Of course, this is an apples-to-oranges comparison, but the argument never ceases. Many pure real estate investors will rarely, if ever, touch a stock or...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

10 Last-Minute Money Moves for 2015

By Barbara Friedberg With 2016 just around the corner, now is the time to get your finances in order , whether by cleaning things out or laying the groundwork for next year. Prioritize these 10 last-minute money moves to make your transition into 2016 easier and richer. 1. Use Up...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Why Millennials Need Financial Advice – Now

By Brian McCann Learn more about Brian on NerdWallet’s  Ask an Advisor Recently I got into a Twitter conversation (yes, I tweet) regarding an article claiming that most millennials shouldn’t be bothered with financial planning. One advisor responded that most people under the age...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015