Social Security cost-of-living increase will raise benefits 1.6% in 2020
This will bring the average monthly Social Security check up to $1,503.
‘Smishing’ is the latest Social Security scam going around
Text messaging is replacing phone calls in fraud schemes.
IRS makes it easier to borrow against retirement funds in a pinch
New rules let you withdraw from your retirement savings, without the penalty.
6 big retirement mistakes — and one way to avoid them
One of the biggest retirement mistakes you can make is not realizing what you don’t know.
Two lesser-known rules that could impact your decision to delay Social Security benefits
Logical or not, the rules can introduce a lot of quirks into a couple’s claiming decisions.
Want to scale back from work without stepping down? Try slow retirement
Give retiring a test drive before you cut the cord for good.
Does a drop in RV sales signal an economic downturn?
Three of the past five recessions followed a slump in RV sales
Boomers and Gen X have triple the buying power of younger generations
Retailers should take note.
Should I claim my ex-husband’s Social Security? And if I do, what happens to my own?
In this week’s column, Phil Moeller answers a few questions about divorce and Social Security benefits.
If you retired with a million dollars, how long would it last?
The cost of retirement varies wildly from state to state.
What life is like inside Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville-themed retirement communities
This string of retirement communities builds on a tropical theme that would warm the hearts of Jimmy Buffett's biggest fans
Phone and email scams even the smartest people fall for
Knowing how fraudsters operate can help you evade their costly tricks.
‘Gray divorce’ rates are growing, leading to unique challenges
Women bear the financial brunt of a breakup
Boomers going bust as record numbers file for bankruptcy
People over 65 file for bankruptcy five times more often than 25 years ago. Boomers face medical costs and student loan debt with little savings.