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It’s the financial protection that many will need in retirement but few are willing or able to buy. Long-term care insurance scares off most people because of the cost. For married couples, an increasingly popular option called “shared care” may make it more feasible by providing expanded coverage for less money than would otherwise be the case. Read More
Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to an annual projection released Wednesday, May 9, by Fidelity Investments. Read More
Every January, it’s the same drill. This is the year you will cut your debt, save money and spend more wisely. And you, like millions of others, will fail again for no good reason. Want to break the cycle of broken New Year’s resolutions? Read More
Companies are in the midst of opening their annual window for employees to make coverage changes so it’s time to think hard about health insurance. Read More
Grumbling about taxes is a national preoccupation. Yet workers forgo thousands of dollars in tax savings every year. Read More
Women face more obstacles to a secure retirement than men, for a combination of reasons having to do with longevity, lower earnings and often lack in savings and financial experience. Read More
If you were among the millions out of work at any point in 2010, your tax return may look quite different this year.
Many people fail to realize that they must pay taxes on unemployment benefits. For 2010 all unemployment benefits received will be considered taxable income. That is a big change from 2009 when a temporary exemption was granted for the first $2,400 received. Read More
Did you buy energy-efficient windows for your home last year? You can only take the energy efficiency credit if they were installed by Dec. 31. That’s just one of the details that could trip up taxpayers filing 2010 returns.
Want to take the first-time home buyer credit on your taxes? If you bought your house after April 30, or didn’t have a binding contract by that time, you’re probably out of luck. Was closing delayed? Depending on how long, you might not be eligible Read More