6 Tips to Boost Your Social Security Check

While you don’t have much control over how much you pay into the Social Security system, you may be surprised just how much you can influence what you get out of it. Here are six ways to maximize your payout.

Midlife Money Crisis

The thing about saving for retirement is this: Most of us don’t do enough of it. According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the average 55-to-64-year-old with a retirement account has accumulated less than $100,000.

Does your retirement look like a pile of peanuts?

Yes, the idea of retirement has changed. The era of the gold watch, guaranteed pension and 20 years on the golf course is little more than a sepia-toned fairy tale. In fact, many Americans approaching retirement age now expect they’ll have ...

6 Tips for Going Civilian

The term “life event” often conjures up images of wedding dresses, binkies and diapers or even sailboats that will carry you through the golden years to exotic locales. But here’s another life event that may not be as obvious: ...

Tweak Your Dollars With Market Maneuvers

6 strategies to help you stay focused on your 401(k) plan and long-term goals. If this year’s up-and-down stock market has you feeling uncertain about your 401(k) or IRA — and wondering what you should be doing with it — you’re not alone.