Gail Buckner Archive
Published June 10, 2013
The annual Trustees Report for Social Security delivers good news and bad news about the program's financial reserves. Here's what you need to know, and don't worry, it's not all scary.
Published June 03, 2013
When it's time to start collecting Social Security benefits, it's not just retirees that can get monthly checks: their kids, spouses and exes can too.
Published May 28, 2013
For years, baby boomers have been chastised for too much spending and not enough saving. But when it comes to retirement, this generation's main worry isn't about having enough money.
Published May 13, 2013
With numerous potential fees and long contracts, renting a car can be a very hefty expensive. But it doesn't have to be.
Published April 29, 2013
The rules to collecting Social Security benefits are complicated, and the situation gets even more complicated for a widow.
Published April 08, 2013
Wall Street hit record highs last week, but we should put our celebrations into perspective. We were celebrating the same milestone October 2007, and we all know what followed.
Published April 01, 2013
There is currently more money in IRAs than in any other kind of retirement account--and for good reason.
Published March 25, 2013
If you’re one of many homeowners who paid top dollar for your home and are still waiting for the price to recover, don’t forget about an important tax break.
Published March 18, 2013
Paying off student loans is hard, especially in the current economic environment, but there are ways grads can reduce and even have their debt loan eliminated if they follow the right procedures.
Published March 04, 2013
The rules that govern inherited IRAs can be a bit confusing and the penalty for making a mistake is pretty severe- 50%.