Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:27 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

It is possible to request the Social Security Administration to use your current income levels if you experienced a life-changing event that causes your income to drop substantially.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you’re a senior, the talk is more likely to mean letting your family know your concerns and wishes for end-of-life care.

Friday, May 15, 2015 4:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Assisted living is expensive, and there are alternatives to it like personal home care that may be less expensive. The point is that seniors need a long-term care plan.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:30 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For 6 in 10 (59 percent) employed retirees, the primary reasons they work are nonfinancial, including to stay mentally alert (18 percent), to remain physically active (15 percent) or to have a sense of purpose (14 percent).

Monday, May 11, 2015 8:30 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Boomers with financially independent children are more than twice as likely to be retired than boomer parents still supporting adult kids.

Friday, May 08, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The problem with self-insurance is that you don’t know when you’ll need the coverage. It’s not just for seniors; many people aren’t saving enough for retirement now.

Monday, May 04, 2015 2:57 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In honor of Older Americans Month, think about how you’d make getting older better.

Friday, May 01, 2015 3:54 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

If used correctly, a 401(k) loan can be a game changer for people with limited options.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:57 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Many 401(k) accounts reflect extreme asset allocation, with 100 percent invested in stocks or no stocks at all. For younger or older investors, that is a problem.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:59 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The temptation to retire early has to be vetted with a thorough financial plan that considers the expected and unexpected retirement income needs of the retiree.

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