Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:22 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Whether you are a boomer or a member of the older silent or GI generations — if you are healthy, you are probably not eager to just sit on the porch.

Monday, June 27, 2011 3:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Before you succumb to the doomsayers, read the recently released Social Security Board of Trustees’ 2011 annual report on the financial health of the program. If it doesn’t put you to sleep first, this bipartisan report should calm some of your retirement planning fears about this source of income going away. The report didn’t point

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 3:39 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

The Great Recession combined with the onslaught of aging baby boomers is causing a lot of people to delay retirement, and ultimately, that is likely to have a huge impact on our economy, points out a study released this morning by the nonprofit economic research firm, The Conference Board. Researcher and lead author Gad Levanon

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:00 am
By Claes Bell ·

I guess buying a car with a built-in doctor is one way to control health care costs. Eric Taub of the New York Times writes Ford is working on a health care add-on for its Sync in-car electronics system: Working with WellDoc, a startup developer of software-based health management tools, Ford has created a prototype

Monday, April 25, 2011 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

All of us baby boomers are rushing headlong toward retirement. In honor of Older Americans Month in May, the U.S. Census Bureau released these statistics that make clear just how quickly we’re climbing over the hill and sliding down the other side. In 2009, there were 39.6 million Americans 65 and older — about 13