Women and Retirement: Myth vs. Reality

Are you dreaming of a leisurely retirement enjoying a second cup of morning coffee, or is a sunrise round of golf more your speed? Either way, you’ll need to know the facts so you can guide your retirement dreams with realism. Historically the road to retirement hasn’t been smooth for many women. In fact, the [see more]

Understanding ETFs

Over the past several years, Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become quite popular. There are now more than 1,200 ETFs available adding up to more than $1 trillion in assets, according to National Stock Exchange.Investors have flocked to ETFs because of their low costs, tax efficiency, and stock-like features. But before you decide to invest, be [see more]

What’s the Outlook for Social Security?

Will Social Security be available for you when you retire? Based on how much chatter and misinformation surrounds the subject, you may be surprised by the answer. Barring dramatic changes, Social Security will continue to provide benefits for all future retirees, including you. The real question is how much you will receive in benefits. A [see more]

Surviving the Squeeze of the Sandwich Generation

As if saving for retirement isn’t challenging enough, add to it the financial and emotional responsibility of helping your kids and attending to the needs of elderly parents, and you’re officially a member of the Sandwich Generation. Buzz about the Sandwich Generation emerged several years back as the bulk of Baby Boomers reached age 50. While [see more]