Social Security is most Americans' largest retirement asset, but the system is "maddeningly complex, and if you don't figure it out, you can lose big bucks," says one of the authors of a new book. "It's easy to leave tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands...

Planning for retirement is no walk in the park: You have pick a smart investment strategy, search out all the employer matches and other goodies that can boost your savings, and—lest you forget—squirrel away a good chunk of your income. But building up a solid nest...

The Sunshine State had the most signups during open enrollment for healthcare coverage in 2015 among states using the HealthCare.gov platform - with South Florida snaring the most signups among metro areas, federal officials reported Wednesday. Between the Nov. 15, 2014 and Feb. 15, 2015 open...

Diet and exercise are key to staying healthy but Dr. Sherwyn Schwartz of the Diabetes & Glandular Disease Clinic says diet is key. "Fitness is 20 percent and diet is 80 percent," Schwartz says. Dietitian Wayne Kostroun at the clinic says avoid buying into diet plans online...

Roy Moskop didn't buy roses for his wife or take her out to a fancy dinner on Valentine's Day, he's just doing everything he can to help her hold on to the memories of the life they've shared for the last 70 years. "70 years. It...

Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and the Berkeley nonprofit Public Health Institute. In the study, published Feb. 9 in the Journal of...

“Income inequality” has already become a buzz phrase for the campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections. Likely candidates and pundits on both ends of the political spectrum have begun to talk about how fairness, social justice and — even after the implementation of the...

If you are feeling secure about your retirement, congratulations. You're a relative novelty—at least in the U.S. A new report by Natixis Global Asset Management finds that America barely ranks in the top 20 countries in terms of overall retirement security, coming in just above Slovenia...

The League of Women Voters hosted a free luncheon Tuesday afternoon at the Waterfront Restaurant in La Crosse to talk about how the growing number of elderly can live independently and stay out of poverty. The League of Women Voters welcomed Wanda Plachecki, Administrator of La...

The slow switch from defined-benefit to defined-contribution retirement plans has been under way for three decades. But only now are workers starting to fully appreciate the impact. The vast majority of Americans say that having a guaranteed monthly check for the rest of their lives is...