A Gender Gap in Economic Security for Seniors

Recently I wrote about how seniors have been left out of the debate about income inequality despite their high poverty rates, which increase with age, leaving the oldest Americans the most economically vulnerable. Although many seniors are financially well off, and enjoying their golfing years, other data drive home just how economically fragile many seniors are: * In […]

Is your adviser truly protecting your retirement?

There’s a discussion going on that is vital to the retirement money you’ve worked so hard to save.The Labor Department, directed by the Obama administration, is proposing that more advisers, when giving retirement investment advice, put their clients’ best interests first. You’re probably thinking what I thought after learning about this: Wait, these advisers aren’t […]

New Widows Have Another Concern: Their Finances

SINCE her husband died in November 2013, Janice M. Eiler, 58, has been juggling a life without his income as well as his companionship, even as she struggles to save enough money so she can retire comfortably in a decade. Like many widows, Ms. Eiler, a workers’ compensation claims analyst in Salem, Ore., is finding […]