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Unsure about Social Security timing? Consider your 'breakeven' age

Unsure about Social Security timing? Consider your 'breakeven' age

If you're torn on when to collect your Social Security retirement benefits, calculating your "breakeven" age may prove helpful.

Making sense of the dip in mortgage rates

Making sense of the dip in mortgage rates

Mortgage rates have been trending lower, but the threat of inflation is looming in the background.

4 caveats on variable-rate CDs

4 caveats on variable-rate CDs

Variable-rate CDs can offer savers some intriguing options, but not always at a favorable price.

Why the Fed may regret targeting low inflation

Why the Fed may regret targeting low inflation

The Fed's concerns over mild price increases could result in policies that take another bite out of the value of saving.

One-third of workers say Obamacare will delay their retirement

One-third of workers say Obamacare will delay their retirement

A new poll from MoneyRates.com finds that many Americans are worried that Obamacare could lead to higher health care costs and later retirements.

Is apartment living right for your retirement?

Is apartment living right for your retirement?

There are plenty of benefits to living in an apartment in retirement, but the financial virtues of this move depend on a few variables.

How to measure the ROI of an education

How to measure the ROI of an education

At its core, education is an investment. Here's how you can assess its return in advance.

Shopping for European bonds? Watch your step

Shopping for European bonds? Watch your step

The low-yield environment has led some investors to consider risks that aren't likely to be justified by their returns.

Will stronger job growth finally rescue savers?

Will stronger job growth finally rescue savers?

The stop-and-start recovery has held savings account rates down for years, but recent job growth could signal the start of a breakthrough for savers.

The trouble with sharply rising mortgage rates

The trouble with sharply rising mortgage rates

It may not be higher mortgage rates that the housing market is struggling with, but rather the path those rates have taken over the last year.