death

When a Spouse Inherits an IRA

When it comes to deciding what to do with the proceeds from a deceased husband's (or wife's) IRA, the surviving spouse who inherits an IRA has a choice.

5 Compelling Reasons Never to Retire

Retirement is a relatively new phenomenon in human history that most people can't wait to achieve. But it may be better to keep working for as long as you can.

3 Smart Ways to Spend Your Inheritance

Most retirees plan to leave money to their heirs. And those potential heirs say they'd use it responsibly. What they actually do with the cash is another matter entirely.

6 Essential Documents for Estate Planning

Planning for your own death is uncomfortable, but it can prevent heartache and financial distress for your loved ones. Here are the documents experts say we all should have.

'Dear Mom, I Wish You'd Had Life Insurance'

Brittney Lacombe's mother died with only $300 in the bank. Unable to pay the bills, she and her sisters lost their house. Life insurance would have made things a lot easier.

New Year, Same Beneficiaries? Here's Why You Need to Review

If you haven't checked the beneficiary designations on your financial accounts lately, you really should. It's quick, easy, and though it may not sound all that important, getting it squared away now could make a huge difference to your family later.