The nation's job market took a sharp turn for the worse last month as
employers abruptly curbed their hiring and the unemployment rate rose —
grim evidence that the economic recovery is faltering.
More than 59 million retirees can expect
a bump up in Social Security benefits next year.
Reverse mortgages allow people 62 and older to borrow against their home
equity, but it's unwise to do so without expert advice.
Charles Mills purchased his house in 2006 for $308,500. Current value: $105,797. He can barely afford to stay. But he also can't afford to move.
Grandparents helping their children and grandchildren is nothing new, but the extent of the support has increased with
the fragile economy.
When it comes to figuring out how to pass along their estate to their children, the affluent aren't much different from
the rest of us.
There's less money this summer for hotel rooms and bathing suits. It's all going into the gas tank.
Think you won't have to worry about health care costs once you're covered by Medicare? Think again.