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  • May 30, 2013

    In 2006, Kathleen Rehl joined the ranks of the approximately 800,000 women who become widows every year.

    She was 60; just about the median age of 59. But she was unusual in one key way: She did not change her financial adviser, something...

  • May 28, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The fallout from the Moore, Okla., tornado is measured first in lives, with 24 people killed (many of them schoolchildren), 237 injured and 13,000 homes damaged by...

  • May 28, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Can websites be “sinister”?

    Actually, they can — if they contain a malware virus called the Citadel Trojan, which can lead to...

  • May 21, 2013

    It doesn't matter how much you prepare — life is always filled with the unexpected. However, you can still take a sound approach when problematic situations arise. Dimespring offers step-by-step advice when dealing with a crisis.

  • May 20, 2013

    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, starts rolling out in October, it will overhaul how Americans get healthcare coverage. Yet many workers will feel little immediate impact.

    That's because almost half the...

  • May 17, 2013

    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Americans nearing and in retirement are seriously underestimating the amount of money they’ll need for medical care in their post-working years. While there’s a “...

  • May 17, 2013

    Healthcare costs put a big squeeze on retiree pocketbooks, but the grip may be relaxing a bit.

    A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $220,000 to pay for healthcare for the rest of their lives, an amount that is eight percent...

  • May 16, 2013

    This is a tricky question because state laws differ so much. Compounding the problem is that most states don’t even pay much attention to who inherits guns unless the heir gets into trouble. Then — if possession turns out to be illegal — he or...

  • May 16, 2013

    Uh-oh.

    Not only are U.S. health consumers lax in their effort to go see the doctor, and in taking steps to improve their physical well-being, they also consistently underestimate how much money they’ll need for decent health care in...

  • May 14, 2013

    Younger U.S. workers are turning down good opportunities to grab some affordable disability insurance — and it’s not just because they’re young and believe they’re invincible, at least physically.

    While guarding against unexpected illness...