To retain control of your options as you get older, make plans and formalize key documents ahead of time. 

Saving for retirement is easier the earlier you start. Here’s how to take that all-important step.

Paying for possible long-term care needs is a growing concern. Planning ahead can help.

America’s retirement numbers aren’t adding up, but innovation and growing awareness may offer some relief.

There is a basic miscalculation with not starting early when it comes to planning for your financial future. 

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

Seniors are turning to home-sharing programs and cohousing communities to help with the bills and chores. 

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

From helping a child to shielding assets, trusts can sometimes come in handy.

An estate plan can protect your assets, provided you avoid costly mistakes in your trust, ownership and more.

If your mom does not have certain plans in place, she may be vulnerable to financial risk. 

Retiree tips for qualifying for a mortgage without employment income.

Sure, there’s financial planning. But retirement takes some organizational and emotional preparation too.

Understand your options when dealing with an old retirement account.

Envisioning your retirement in three distinct stages, or "buckets," may help your planning.

Medicare's drug coverage gap may be shrinking, but medication costs may still present a financial challenge. 

There are some compelling reasons for delaying your Social Security.

Retirement savers are wise to max out their 401(k) or IRA, but must be aware of the annual pre-tax limit.