Social Security is a vital source of retirement income for America's senior citizens. Making the right choices when it comes to applying for benefits can make a big difference in monthly income. What can you do to get the most out of Social Security and what needs to be done to make sure this critical government program remains solvent?
A new case of Alzheimer's disease is reported every 70 seconds. This debilitating disease impacts not only the people with dementia but their families and caregivers, as well. Though a diagnosis can be daunting, there is help and there is hope.
Americans are looking for creative ways to cope with their shrinking budgets. Many are finding ways to save by embracing simpler lifestyles and by taking tips and hints from earlier generations on how to thrive in tough times.
Working longer and retiring later is already a reality for many older Americans. As experienced workers move into second careers, many are looking for work that means more than just a paycheck.
Increasingly, families are providing care for chronically ill loved ones and friends. In 2008, the value of this unpaid service was estimated to be $375 billion. As many people approach and enter retirement, they find themselves juggling their own needs along with the needs of others.
The United States spends more than $2 trillion on medical coverage every year, yet millions of Americans don't receive the health care they need. Other countries spend far less and their citizens are provided with better medical care. What can we learn from other countries and what's being done to heal our ailing medical system?
Gold has long been a popular investment during uncertain economic times. With today's stock market in flux, some people are looking at gold and other alternative investments to shield their assets.
What is the best way to prepare for retirement and beyond? In addition to solid financial planning, experts say you have to keep your body – and your brain – fit.
Extended interviews with program experts offer addi-
tional information and tips.