Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 09, 2015 4:17 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Seniors who want to age in place may need to install features that make it possible to achieve that goal.

Monday, July 06, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing is for the intermediate to long-term financial goals, like investing for a young child’s college education or meeting your income needs in retirement, especially for those who are in the early to middle years of their career.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Your compensation package is more than just pay. Do you know the benefits your company offers?

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 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.

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.

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).

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