The rate of startups by older Americans has outpaced other age groups in the last few years, but are down from their peak six years ago as baby boomers age.
Think Social Security has decades before its money runs out? Benefits for disability recipients and their families could be cut by 19 percent in 2016.
Drawing down your pretax 401(k) and IRA balances before signing up for Social Security is one way to minimize taxes on your benefits.
Make your money last by avoiding costly mistakes. These seven yes-no questions will help you decide if you are financially prepared for early retirement.
The death of a spouse is traumatic -- personally and financially. Here are eight critical financial steps that to take after the death of your life partner.
Seniors have a higher standard deduction, and a lower threshold on deducting medical expenses. And donations through your IRA may be a good idea, tax-wise.
Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances.
Congress is expected to pass legislation for disabled Americans to create tax-sheltered bank accounts for costly expenses they may incur.
The holy grail for identity thieves is a Social Security number. Here's why and how you need to protect yourself and what to do if your identity is stolen.
Investors who are ready to retire should start considering when they should begin claiming their Social Security. Here's what you need to know.
Continuing to work your 9-5 after age 65 may stave off retirement and improve your finances but it can also trigger penalties. Here's what to watch out for.
The government says millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year.
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the country.
The Social Security Administration receives millions of death reports each year -- and one in every 200 is incorrect.
Social Security isn't just for retirement. Disability benefits protect you during your career as well.
Those who are receiving Social Security spousal benefits, or counting on them, need to understand some complex rules before getting remarried.
Many retirees can get more in Social Security benefits by using a strategy called file and suspend. Here's how it work.
Social Security benefits for spouses are particularly intricate. To get every penny you deserve, learn about these common scenarios.
Welcome to Citrus County, Fla., where more than a third of residents are seniors. It's not just a stereotype of Florida. It's a peek into America's future.
Regardless how old you are now, it's likely you'll have a harder time pulling off a financially secure retirement than your parents did.
Though less likely to have college debt than young people, an increasing number Americans are entering their retirement years with student loan debt.
People born in 1955 or later should prepare for lower Social Security benefits if they retire early or go for delayed retirement credits.