finances

Senior woman looking at a bank statement at her laptop in the kitchen.

Running Out of Money Is More Than Just a Worry for Many Seniors, Study Finds

Many older people, particularly those with medical conditions, worry about running out of money—and a new study shows those concerns are justified.

Mature couple worrying about finances at home. For article on taxes and selling your parents' home

Sold Your Parents’ Home in 2014? Check This Tax Advice

If you inherited property from your parents and you sold it in 2014, your tax bill will vary according to how you acquired the property and when.

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Quitclaim Deed Fraud Increasingly Targets Seniors

A quitclaim deed is a legal document for transferring ownership in a property to someone else. These deeds are most commonly used by family members to transfer ownership of a house—between… (Read More)

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Property Tax Exemptions Can Give Seniors a Break

Seniors often live on a fixed income, and they can face financial trouble when their property taxes rise. Even if their home is fully paid for, senior homeowners still must… (Read More)

Senior couple outdoors looking at countryside. For story on senior homeownership vs. renting as a senior

Rent vs. Buy? For Seniors, It’s Rent vs. Own

While many young people must decide whether to continue renting or to buy their first home, many senior homeowners face the opposite choice: whether to hold on to the home… (Read More)

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Get Your Estate in Order When Moving to Senior Housing

Seniors who are are considering a move to a senior living community need to establish or review an estate plan so they understand the financial implications of their choices for… (Read More)

Financial Advisor Talking To Senior Couple At Home. For story on saving for retirement.

Is it Too Late to Start Saving for Retirement?

If you’re in your 50s or 60s and have yet to establish a robust retirement fund, you’re not alone—and it’s not too late to start saving for retirement. According to… (Read More)

Senior woman puts letters in her mailbox, for story on paying off mortgage before retirement.

How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Before You Retire

For most of your life, preparing for retirement means investing. But as the actual date approaches, you also will need to streamline your budget so your expenses will be as… (Read More)

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5 Common Money Mistakes Seniors Should Avoid

Retirement means no longer waking up at the crack of dawn and spending 45 minutes in traffic, but that doesn’t mean you should forget all your cares: you need to keep… (Read More)

Scams often target the elderly.

Beware These Scams Targeting Seniors

It’s a fact: the elderly are huge targets for scams. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Sentinel Network, 47% of all reported fraud complaints between 2011 and 2013 came from… (Read More)

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