Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:54 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Between adaptive cruise control, parking assist, backup cameras, lane warnings, blind-spot assistance, forward collision warnings, and automatic stopping systems, there are many technologies that can help seniors with their driving.

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A GAO study finds that Social Security remains the largest component of household income in retirement, making up an average of 52 percent of household income for those age 65 and older.

Monday, June 15, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

So-called “robo-advisers” can provide investment advice with low AUM fees and account minimums.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:15 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The main responsibilities of a payee are to use the benefits to pay for the current and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary and properly save any benefits not needed to meet current needs

Monday, June 08, 2015 2:22 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Make it easy for those you trust to access a listing of your insurance policies, investment accounts, pension and Social Security benefits.

Monday, June 08, 2015 2:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasuries, agency bonds, municipal bonds and corporate bonds are the major U.S. bond sectors. Internationally, there is sovereign debt, corporate debt, developed, less developed and emerging market bond issuers. There’s also the distinction between short-term, intermediate-term and long-term maturities.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For people who plan to rely on Medicaid for long-term care, knowing the differences in the states’ coverages may be a factor in deciding where they want to live in retirement.

Monday, June 01, 2015 4:44 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors with actively managed portfolios should review the performance against a relative benchmark after fees and consider increasing their core holdings.

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:23 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

“Pause laws” give financial institutions and advisers the right to delay executing a transaction they think is suspicious.

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