While recent headlines have focused on the “Great Resignation,” and the nearly 20 million American workers who have quit or changed jobs this year, less attention has been paid to another emerging trend: a pickup in retirements. The aging baby ...

This week, when many Americans gather for what may be their first Thanksgiving during the pandemic — or what some are calling “VAXgiving” — it will be a great opportunity for long overdue hugs and kisses, and an in-person assessments ...

A friend contacted me the other day with questions about enrolling in Medicare now that their youngest child has aged out of their employer-based group health insurance plan. She figured she and her husband could save a lot of money ...

By nature, women tend to be caring and careful. But the same tendencies that prompt them to nurture and protect their families may result in some women sabotaging their own retirement preparedness. Now the impact of Covid may further undermine ...

I’ve been writing about long-term care issues for about 40 years, and I don’t think I’ve every written a positive news story on the topic. This one is no exception. It’s frustrating because the possibility of needing care later in ...

One of the biggest differences between retirees and pre-retirees is their knowledge about what Medicare covers — and more importantly, what it doesn’t. Many newly minted retirees are shocked to learn that traditional Medicare doesn’t cover dental, hearing or vision ...

When the Social Security Trustees released their long-delayed annual report late last month, they announced that the combined retirement, survivor and disability reserves would run out in 2034 — a year sooner than projected in the previous year’s report. Considering ...

Clients 65 and older may have lots of questions about the annual Medicare open enrollment season, which begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7 each year. The bottom line: What is it and why should they care? Although financial advisers ...

The Social Security trust funds, created to help pay future retirement benefits when payroll tax revenue alone is no longer sufficient, will run dry in 2034, one year sooner than previously predicted, as a result of the economic fallout from ...

With gray divorce on the rise among American couples who are 50 and older, it’s important for financial advisers to be aware of the complicated Social Security rules regarding claiming options for ex-spouses and surviving ex-spouses. One reader recently asked ...