Gail Buckner Archive
Published July 23, 2013
When it comes to getting the most out of your Social Security benefits, careful planning and a little patience can pay off big time in retirement.
Published July 15, 2013
James Gandolfini's estate plan shows the complexity--as well as necessity--of creating a strong will.
Published July 08, 2013
The Supreme Court's decision striking down DOMA expands the financial options for same-sex couples in certain states. Does this mean gay couples are going to pack up and move to states recognizing same-sex marriages? Here's a state-by-state breakdown of the benefits.
Published July 01, 2013
When aging parents are no longer capable of staying up to date on their finances, it's time for adult children to step in. And while it might not be the most comfortable topic to approach, not doing it can have dire financial consequences.
Published June 18, 2013
Taking Social Security benefits early out of fear the program might not be around can be a costly mistake.
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.