Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 12, 2016 11:42 am
By Stephen Pounds ·

7 in 10 registered voters say that Social Security benefits should not be cut in any way, according to a March survey by the Pew Research Center.

Monday, July 18, 2016 2:41 pm
By Jill Cornfield ·

Presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has vowed not to cut Social Security benefits. This puts him at odds with the Republican Party.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:27 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The NBA’s King James and other professional athletes and entertainment personalities don’t have to pay much into Social Security. Why? The annual earnings cap.

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

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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

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