Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 5:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors can have a power of attorney in place, a health care directive and a will, but all of that planning can be overturned by a guardianship being established by a nursing home.

Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

For those who can afford to do so, stop leaving investment returns behind by making both the 2014 and 2015 IRA contributions by April 15.

Friday, January 23, 2015 8:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Make this the year you’ll complete everything on your financial to-do list. Start with these money moves.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The HECM program was designed to allow seniors to purchase a new principal residence and obtain a reverse mortgage within a single transaction.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Renting versus buying is another decision. What’s available and affordable in the area where you decide to live is a consideration.

Friday, January 09, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If your children moved away from where they were raised, you may want to consider following them in retirement.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 5:20 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Illinois will create a statewide program for private-sector workers who don’t have access to an employer-based retirement saving plan.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 10:09 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

There’s no better time to evaluate your personal finance habits than the beginning of a new year.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In December, Illinois passed a bill to roll out automatic IRAs for workers not covered by a workplace plan. You won’t believe who hates the idea.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:00 pm
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

These four smart savings moves can help set you on the right path to retirement.

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