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12 Ways to Dine Out on the Cheap

By joining restaurant loyalty clubs and taking advantage of online coupons, you can save a lot of money on a night out dining with friends.

5 Easy Ways to Get a Store Discount

Getting a discount on your purchases at the check-out counter takes a little practice, so here are five ways to increase the chances you'll succeed.

5 Free Tax Resources for Retirees

The IRS has some excellent resources for seniors and retirees, whether you complete your own taxes or delegate that task to someone else.

Free Tax Help: 4 Ways to Get It

You have to do your tax return, but with the tax laws as complicated as they are, that job's tougher than ever. If you need help but don't want to pay through the nose, here are some resources that can get you tax filing assistance for free.

One Year From Retirement? Prepare to Make the Break

With one year left until retirement, you're in the final stretch. It's time to prepare for the transition, so give your budget a stress test, reallocate your assets and income sources, and take action on health insurance. Here are six helpful guidelines:

Best Places to Retire for Under $40,000

Many baby boomers who haven't saved enough to retire well are contemplating delaying retirement. But if working into your 70s isn't possible (or appealing), moving to a place with a lower cost of living can help stretch your savings and finance a better quality of life.

Social Security Benefits to Rise by 1.7% on Low Inflation

More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7% next year, one of the smallest increases since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. The cost-of-living adjustment is linked to inflation, which has been relatively low over the past year.

The Latest Lie About Obamacare: Medicare Premiums Will Soar!

Recently, DailyFinance has explored several myths and rumours about how the health care reform law will effect average Americans -- some false, some true. But the latest piece of propaganda to make the rounds from the anti-Obamacare crowd is a real whopper.

Point: The Complete Overhaul Social Security Needs to Survive

Ahead of AARP's planned "secret" salon on the future of Social Security, we offer two retirement experts' dramatically different proposals for solving the Social Security crisis. Chuck Saletta's view: You can't fix this with "tweaks" and small measures.

What You Don't Know About 401(k) Fees Can Cost You

The fees hidden in 401(k)s aren't standard, which means you could be paying more than your friends, family or coworkers. But what%u2019s scary is that most Americans don%u2019t even know money is being sucked out of their 401(k) -- and that%u2019s just the way most plan providers want it.

Costs of Aging: Retiring Frugally vs. Finding Love

Planning for a happy retirement takes foresight, a lifetime of saving money and little luck. But planning for love? That might cost you. The choices for how we spend our golden years -- and how much we spend -- have a big impact on our social lives, and our chances of discovering new love.

Long-Term Care for Elderly, Disabled Has Far to Improve

For the first time, there's a state-by-state scorecard of America's performance in providing long-term services and support to senior citizens and people with disabilities, and the results aren't much to brag about. But they do point the way toward improving the long-term care system -- and saving the nation billions.

Reverse Mortgage: Is It a Good Bet for You?

The reverse mortgage was invented to help seniors facing economic hardship access the equity in their homes. But these loan products are complicated, expensive and ripe for abuse, which lead a reader named Fred to ask DailyFinance's Laura Rowley for some advice. Here's what she told him:

Waiting to Inherit: Not a Sound 'Financial Plan'

An estimated two-thirds of baby boomer households will receive an inheritance at some point, with a median amount of $64,000, according to an AARP study. I recently received an email from a reader who has fallen deeply into debt in anticipation of her legacy -- and is now worried that her bailout may not be at hand:

AARP Names the 10 Best Places to Retire Affordably

AARP The Magazine examined 350 cities across the country to determine the top 10 retirement destinations for a fabulous lifestyle without outrageous costs. And they sound pretty appealing to non-retirees as well.

Social Security: Why Seniors Are Just Plain Angry

If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling soon, come August, the White House warns that tens of millions of Social Security recipients may find their mailboxes empty when they go looking for their checks. Even though some describe it as a "fear tactic," protests by seniors and their advocates are getting much louder.

The Joy of Contracting: Many Employers, No Safety Net

Job growth in the traditional market is tepid, but among contractors, freelancers and e-lancers, hiring is booming. Of course, if you go that route, that means you have to handle a host of things your employer used to, but there are ways to make it less of a chore -- and new companies looking to help.