For the last 20 years there has been a steadily consistent rule of thumb by America's financial planners when it comes to retirement — the 4% rule. And what exactly is the 4% rule? In short, it's a guideline that helps retirees determine how much money they...

With spiraling costs compelling more and more North Americans to retire overseas, retiring abroad has never been more attractive. But finding the right location among the myriad options available can be daunting. That's what International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index does. Using input from our team...

Many women have a "quiet fear" that they won't have enough money for retirement, but they can take several steps to make sure that doesn't happen. "The key is to continue earning throughout retirement and to find ways to create income for life," says Donna Phelan,...

Winter has just started, but the heat could be rising soon on Florida to expand its Medicaid program under Obamacare. Florida so far has resisted calls and significant financial incentives to expand Medicaid eligibility for nearly all poor adults—a move that could offer health coverage to...

What happens in Room 6 at the Y.M.C.A. in Wayne, N.J., on Wednesday mornings doesn’t look terribly dramatic. About a dozen people trickle in, step on a digital scale, show the program leader Elizabeth Youngstein their logs — on iPads or smartphones or in paper...

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in the United States, and as many as 5 million people are living with the disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease include age and genetics. Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease most...

When most workers plan for retirement, they expect to work until their full retirement age, which is 66 or 67 for people born after 1942, or even longer. But some workers find themselves out of a job at an age when it’s difficult to find another...

Want to generate some extra cash these days? So do scammers pitching these hottest job hoaxes of this holiday season: Mystery Shopping: True, you can earn about $20 per shop applying for opportunities with the Mystery Shopping Providers Association or at stores, but don’t pursue unsolicited...

1. In 2014 the number of states where same-sex marriages are legal reached 32, plus the District of Columbia. Next year sexless marriages finally become illegal, making most married people lawbreakers. 2. The Secret Service couldn’t keep an uninvited civilian from simply walking through the White...