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Americans optimistic about their finances

Optimism is running high as the year 2020 kicks off, and more than 4 out of 10 Americans are expecting their finances to get better during this pivotal election year, according to a recent Bankrate survey.

How retirement is changing

Evolving views on aging and staying on jobs longer is shaping the career aspirations for many workers. The conventional wisdom—save enough to retire at age 65—won't work for the generation starting their careers today, writes columnist John D. Stoll.

Appeal of indexed universal life worries insurance regulators

Indexed universal life is one of the insurance industry's hottest products, but regulators worry insurers are underplaying the dangers of a product tied to the performance of the U.S. stock market.

Retail trends to keep an eye on

After a mixed year for retailers, expect the sector to get even more competitive in 2020 as the industry faces major shifts in technology, shopping habits and demographics.

These new changes will impact older workers

Whether you're retired or still working, many changes are coming that could affect you—for better and/or worse. Here's our breakdown of what you need to know in 2020.

Finding a safe nursing home for a loved one

A new online tool from the government can help you make sure a loved one finds the safest nursing home. It's a good start, but you may want to dig even deeper. Here's how.

5 year retirement planning guide

The five years before officially quitting full-time employment is the time to finalize your plan for the next stage in life. Here's a checklist to get going.

Housing for rich seniors attracts investors

With an increasing number of wealthy seniors leaving the suburbs and moving to cities, developers have rushed to develop urban facilities that cater to them.

Buttress your nest egg with a cash stash

As you enter retirement and start tapping your savings, most financial advisers recommend that you keep anywhere from one to three years' income in cash—safe, easily liquid investments.