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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:27 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The lack of a cost-of-living increase for Social Security recipients in 2016 also means that the majority of Medicare beneficiaries will not have an increase in the Medicare Part B premiums this year.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 9:17 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Along with financing current living expenses, taxes, insurance and staying current on loan payments, the household budget needs to allocate funds to investing for future life goals.

Thursday, March 03, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A fiduciary is defined as anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. Family caregivers, while not professional fiduciaries, still have strict guidelines for their conduct.

Monday, February 29, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People with student debt are taking longer to find that career job that’s going to pay enough to contribute to a 401(k).

Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:04 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you can still file under Social Security’s old rules for couples, do it. It’s worth big money.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Veteran Social Security analyst says Sanders is wrong — raising the cap won’t work.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 3:33 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS, Federal Trade Commission and Social Security Administration are taking steps to protect consumers from identity theft.

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).

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