Your credit report and credit score remain important as you approach preretirement or retirement. Whether you cosign for a child's or grandchild's loan, tap your home equity to buy a vacation home, or simply finance the purchase of a new car, you'll need to have...

Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs. He's been bitten 11 times, and he understands that anti-venom can save a person's life. "I am living proof it works like a charm," said Barden, who handles more than 50 snakes a...

My mom was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's disease when she was 57. It started small. When we spoke on the phone, I noticed she became disconnected and couldn't follow the conversation the way she once could -- at the time, I couldn't put my finger on...

I applaud you for wanting to help your colleagues in their 20s and early 30s, but let's not be too quick to assume they're clueless about retirement. The latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll did find that young workers are more concerned with immediate needs...

If you are in your 50s or 60s and are still caring for your kids financially, you really need to start caring for yourself—or you may never be able to afford to retire.A recent study found more than half of parents who are supporting adult...

Floridians will be able to receive more vaccines at their local pharmacies under a law that takes effect Wednesday. Pharmacists are already able to administer vaccines that fight some viruses, like influenza and shingles, but the new measure (HB 279) would add several others, including shots...

Want to eat food that's fresh, local and cooked from scratch? Consider a retirement home. Once known for bland, institutional fare, hundreds of retirement communities around the nation now tout their restaurant-like dining experiences. One of those is Bethlehem Woods in La Grange Park, Ill. Resident...

With all the doom and gloom that swirls around the future of Social Security, it's no wonder so many people have questions about what's in store. Only 10 percent of Americans ages 25 to 69 are "very confident" they'll get as much as the program...

Medicare has made an enormous difference in the health and lives of older Americans, but, as with every big program, there's room for improvement. We asked experts for specifics. The suggestions listed below vary in cost and savings and are not universally supported. But all...