What Is a Contingent Beneficiary and Who Can Be Named One?

What Is a Contingent Beneficiary and Who Can Be Named One?

A contingent beneficiary can help ensure that your assets, trusts and insurance payouts go to the parties you want them to go to. What is a contingent beneficiary?

Is General Electric Stock Still Good for Your Retirement Account?

Is General Electric Stock Still Good for Your Retirement Account?

General Electric stock is making new multi-year lows. Depending on the investor though, there are moves they can make to soften the blow.

3 Worst Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

3 Worst Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Larry Light details some surprising estate planning mistakes most of us make and how to easily fix them.

Turn an Inherited IRA Into a Family Fortune

Turn an Inherited IRA Into a Family Fortune

Financial adviser David Dixon explains how to manage inherited IRA money to maximize benefits and minimize taxes.

Life Insurance Could Be the Asset You Didn't Know You Had

Life Insurance Could Be the Asset You Didn't Know You Had

Consider the financial benefits of selling your life insurance policy.

In Texas, Teachers See Savings Eroded by Bad Bets on Exotic Stocks

In Texas, Teachers See Savings Eroded by Bad Bets on Exotic Stocks

A decade ago, amid an economic boom in "emerging markets" like Brazil, Russia, India and China, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas decided to plow nearly 10% of all savings into stocks from the countries. Now, the teachers are reeling from the mistake, with subpar returns and outsize risks that could have been easily avoided had the fund just stuck with large U.S. stocks.

This Should Be Your Retirement Savings Plan When the Stock Market Crashes

This Should Be Your Retirement Savings Plan When the Stock Market Crashes

Take a deep breath. Here are your smartest moves in every stage of saving.

3 Warren Buffett Stock Picks That Could Be Perfect for Your Retirement Portfolio

3 Warren Buffett Stock Picks That Could Be Perfect for Your Retirement Portfolio

If they're good enough for the Oracle of Omaha, they're good enough for you.

There's Nothing Funny About Guardianship

There's Nothing Funny About Guardianship

Late-night TV host John Oliver takes on the serious topic of guardianship. We'll round it out. No joking.

Nearly 50% of Americans Concerned They Won't Have Enough Money in Retirement

Nearly 50% of Americans Concerned They Won't Have Enough Money in Retirement

Even in a bullish market, 46% of Americans say they don't predict living comfortably in retirement. That's far more than in previous strong economies, according to Gallup.