Retirement

Couples can maximize their lifetime payout by planning ahead.

They can supplement retirement income by using home equity. But is a reverse mortgage right for you?

Sometimes paying a mortgage during retirement can be financially viable. 

Many Americans file for benefits at the earliest opportunity, but that may not be wise.

There are alternatives that can help buffer your retirement income.

It’s startling how little people really know about what could be their biggest asset in retirement.  

Scammers defraud seniors of billions of dollars per year, but you can take preventative steps.

Hospice care is an important option for families to consider for a loved one. 

In some cases renting may mean less cost, fewer chores, and more fun.

Your former home could become an asset, if you fully understand the duties and expenses of landlording.

Learn how to retire early without paying penalties on retirement account distributions before age 59½.

It might be easier to qualify before tapping retirement resources.

Out-of-pocket health care costs in retirement are much higher for senior singles than for senior couples. 

Several factors may mean your 401(k) savings will not generate sufficient income to sustain your retirement. 

Stress test your budget, review your health insurance, and time your Social Security benefits carefully. 

Contributing to qualified retirement plans is just part of the equation.

Millennials should start saving early for a fatter nest egg.

These communities can offer numerous amenities, but may have limits as you age.