Between battles over Social Security, disappearing pensions, and faltering 401(k)s, the path to a secure retirement is tenuous at best. And for many of us, there will be an extra complication: facing old age solo.
For children, excursions with grandmother are an adventure. As time passes, however, the ride into the golden years can get bumpy; if you're financially unprepared, it can take a dramatic turn for the worse, and even drive you and your family into bankruptcy. Here are some steps you can take to prevent that.