Retirement and Relationships: How to Prepare Your Relationship for Retirement

Retirement is both an exciting and a confusing time. Many aspects of your life are totally rearranged — especially routines, roles, and responsibilities. Add to that spending a lot more time with your partner and the potential for problems skyrockets. When a couple does not talk about their expectations for the big and little areas […]


Make the Most of Employee Benefits

A lot can happen in a year. And as your life changes, so should your employee benefits. Life events like starting a family or nearing retirement should spark a thorough review of benefit options to better protect yourself and your dependents. With open enrollment season coming up, the occasion to make adjustments to your benefits […]


Longevity Annuities As An Income Stream for Retirement?

The biggest worry about retirement boils down to this – will I outlive my savings?  As lifespans increase, building and managing a nest egg that can sustain a long life can be an overwhelming task. A recent TIAA-CREF survey found that running out of money was the principal concern (45%) for individuals nearing retirement. To […]


It’s Not Too Late to Score Airfare Deals for Summer

Now the good news: it’s never too late to save. Here’s how. 1. Look for weekend getaway deals Not so long ago airlines would routinely slash a sizeable number of unsold last-minute fares to fill up empty seats. They don’t have to this anymore thanks to computerized systems that control capacity to keep seats filled […]


401(k) Employer Match: Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

Tax-advantaged 401(k) plans have provided a means for millions of retirement savers to build a nest egg. A 2013 survey by Aon Hewitt found that 401(k) plans are the primary way workers save for retirement. Yet, Americans are passing up $24 billion dollars of free money annually by not contributing enough to receive a full […]


Cut the Apron Strings to Fulfill Retirement Dreams

Do children influence your ability to retire? The answer depends on how much you support them financially. According to the latest findings from Hearts and Wallets, a research firm that tracks retirement trends, only 21 percent of baby boomers who support adult children are fully retired — while 52 percent of boomers who don’t financially […]


Smart Saving Accounts for College Students

Unbeknownst to some parents, the practice of depositing money into a savings account for a child can deliver a positive financial message they carry with them into adulthood. A 2013 study by Professor William Elliott at the University of Kansas found that having a savings account established in a child’s name is associated with higher […]


Best Airline Rewards Programs

Figuring out which frequent flyer or miles programs is best for you takes some research. Let’s begin with basics. Best Miles Programs: The Basics First of all, where do you live and where do you fly? This can make it pretty easy to choose the ‘best’ program if you only have one airline at your […]


Airline Frequent Flyer Programs and How They Work

Airline miles programs, sometimes called frequent flyer programs, began popping up shortly after the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. It was a way for airlines to set themselves apart from the pack and gain customer loyalty. One of the first was American Airline’s AAdvantage, which began in 1981. It remains one of the most popular miles […]


Teaching Financial Literacy to Kids This Summer

School may be out for the summer, but it’s the perfect time to establish the groundwork for a lifetime of financial security by teaching your kids good money habits. Time is the greatest asset kids have. From an early age to the time they leave the nest, it’s vital for them to learn how to […]

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