Can you claim a survivor’s benefit from Social Security after you have already claimed your own benefit?
Our expert weighs in on how it works, and how much you can expect to receive
Older shoppers still like brick-and-mortar stores — and Sears has noticed
The retail giant hopes to tap into boomers' taste for the personal touch
Loss of financial savvy can be a sign of Alzheimer’s — and a come-on to scammers
As people's financial skills become weaker, they become more vulnerable to con artists
Can you collect your own Social Security benefits if you claim your ex-spouse’s?
It's an all-too common question, with a less-than-simple answer
Dirty money? Credit cards carry even more germs than paper bills
Paper or plastic? A quirky sample suggests that old-fashioned bills are cleaner
The 5 big Social Security myths you need to be aware of
These can cost you real money
Retired at 62: How an active, nature-loving grandparent spends a week of her time and money
In our initial Retirement Journal, Debbie walks us through a week of her life
How to create a hacker-proof password you’ll actually remember
Using the wrong passwords can leave your data more vulnerable than you realize
The simple tip to help you earn five times more on your savings
Or in many cases way, way more—even 40 times more. Really. But to enjoy such high returns, you have to play it right. Here’s how
Do I have to wait for my ex to file for Social Security to get my benefits?
When you can collect depends on a few key points
Bipartisan bill aims to keep an eye on retirement plans
A federal commission would look for gaps in the retirement safety net
The shocking amount you will save when your kids move out
Once the children are out the house, you have a rare chance to bolster your own financial future.