Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 11:31 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors face 2 major r risks: risk to principal and risk to purchasing power. Savers are more concerned about one, and investors are more concerned about the other.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reports that America’s seniors have $5.83 trillion in home equity, which is 16% more than the pre-recession peak.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:26 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

According to the report, the attitudes, activities and mindsets they think are most likely to be found in a satisfied retiree include being busy and active (90%), independent (64%) and involved with volunteer work (33%).

Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:11 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Employers have moved away from offering pension plans with their defined benefits to offering defined contribution plans where the employee contributes from his or her salary and the employer may offer a matching contribution to a 401(k).

Monday, January 25, 2016 3:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you’re 50 or older, catch-up contributions can help get your retirement savings back on track and correct the financial mistake of not contributing earlier in your career.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:01 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has developed a retirement planning tool that shows consumers the financial impact of when they decide to claim Social Security benefits.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A bucket approach to investing helps seniors feel more secure about meeting retirement needs.

Thursday, October 01, 2015 11:04 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A spending plan is a more consumer-friendly approach to allocating funds.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 5:25 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Women should consider retirement lifestyle decisions and retirement income when planning for their future.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 4:35 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Take a look at the size of benefits for Social Security recipients with a full retirement age of 66 who file for benefits in 2015.

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