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5 Worst Money Blunders Made By Millennials

By Crissinda Ponder for Bankrate.com You’ve happy-danced your way out of the dorms and walked across the stage at graduation, but that doesn’t mean class isn’t in session anymore. It’s time for Money Management 101. Unless you want your 20-something years...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

7 Things You Must Know About Funding IRAs

1. Take it to the limit. Workers younger than age 50 may save up to $5,500 in a traditional IRA, a Roth or a combination of the two. If you were 50 or older at the end of last Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Technology Helps Seniors Remain at Home

Most of us want to remain at home as we get older, but safety and health issues and social isolation can interfere with that plan. A growing number of seniors are turning to state of the art digital tools Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

How to Use Your Retirement Funds to Finance Your Business, Tax-Free

By Mark Nolan, NerdWallet As Wall Street investors cheer the initial public offerings of Lending Club and OnDeck Capital and seek to cash in on the alternative lending boom, another small business financing option is growing in popularity and offering advantages over those...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

6 Easy Ways Retirees Can Cash in on the Sharing Economy

At age 57, Scott Ullerich of Redondo Beach, Cal., is still earning a paycheck from his job as a human resources professional at a large aerospace company. At the same time, he’s earning money on the side a few Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Small Caps: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

U.S. Small Cap stocks have had an ugly year in 2014. U.S. Small Cap stocks (as measured by the Russell 2000 Index) trailed U.S. Large Cap U.S. stocks (as measured by the S&P 500 Index) by 10% [as of 10/28/2014]. Investors with a well-diversified portfolio—which includes...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Social Security Strategies for Divorced Couples

Lots of things are lost when you get divorced a shared home, mutual friends, old wedding photos. But here’s something that may not disappear your ability to base Social Security benefits on your spouse’s earnings record. Or in this Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

4 Habits to Help Women Close the Retirement Savings Gap

“Put your own mask on first before helping others” is a common refrain for those of us who fly frequently, as I do.  As a mother it seems counter intuitive that I would put myself before my Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Boosting the Lower Earners Social Security Benefit

It’s fairly common for lower earning spouses to take a reduced Social Security benefit before reaching full retirement age. Some couples have second thoughts about that decision. You might be able to take a do over or at least Source
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Are You Saving Enough?

By Judy Martel for Bankrate.com Tantalizing dreams of winning lottery tickets and unexpected inheritances from distant, rich relatives aside, for most of us, wealth doesn’t come all at once. Rather, it steadily dribbles in as the result of years of dedicated saving,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015