Lorie Konish’s Posts

You know you need to put money away for retirement, but do you know how long your savings will last?

If you wait until age 70 to start receiving Social Security retirement benefits, you generally stand to get the biggest checks.

But if you do not want to delay for that long, there is a second option where you will not take as much of a pay cut.

The IRS is finally ready to make good on threats to strip U.S. passports from Americans who owe more than $52,000 in overdue taxes.

When Congress returns from recess, it will have a slew of proposals to consider, including some that could have a big impact on your retirement.

When it comes to preparing for retirement, there’s one key message: save, save, save.

But once you finally do stop working, the last thing you want to do is spend, spend, spend.

Only 8% of Americans think the government should do nothing to fix Social Security and that the program will stay “perfectly affordable.”

Here’s a look at what the leading candidates have previously said and done with regard to Social Security reform.

Where you live can have a big impact on whether you’re able to amass a security nest egg.

Experts generally recommend you have at least six months’ cash on hand in case you lose your job or have a medical or other emergency.

As tensions with other countries climb, American investors are sticking close to home.

While 66% of Americans said foreign equities could diversify their portfolios, just 48% of investors hold 1% to 25% allocations to these stocks in their portfolios.

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, many believe the sheer size of that generation is putting undue pressure on Social Security’s funds.