MOVING SCAMS

“Clues to a Ruse. Don’t even consider outfits that bid jobs sight unseen, that answer the phone with generic greetings such as ‘movers’ rather than  a specific company name (unscrupulous movers use multiple names to elude angry customers), or whose… Read more › The...

SOCIAL SECURITY STRATEGY

  “The combination of working longer and waiting to start Social Security benefits is a reasonable way for older workers to address the modern realities of longer lifespans and meager retirement savings,” writes Steve Vernon in a cbsnews.com MoneyWatch article.… Read...

RETIREMENT IQ: CAN YOU PASS THE QUIZ?

In another superb cbsnews.com MoneyWatch column, Steve Vernon asks: “Are you among the nearly half of Americans who can’t pass a financial literacy quiz?” “Being able to ace such a test is important for all age groups, but perhaps even… Read more › The post RETIREMENT...

CREDIT-CARD DISPUTES

With apologies to the classic film “The Graduate,” here’s our one word for today: plastic. “Having credit card issues? At least 26,600 other frustrated people are right there with you,” writes Maria Lamagna in an interesting piece for marketwatch.com. “The… Read more...

WHAT WOULD RODNEY DANGERFIELD THINK?

 Tom Selleck, among other celebrities, has done impressively slick infomercials extolling the benefits of reverse mortgages (truth to tell, by our light, his is the very best and persuasive of the lot—I mean, are there many others more trustworthy than… Read more ›...

PROSPECTS OF A FRUGAL RETIREMENT

You can never go wrong with a Steve Vernon cbsnews.com MoneyWatch column, and this typically informative and gracefully written one–headlined How Boomers are Adjusting to Prospects of a Frugal Retirement—is no exception.  Vernon writes: “Several years into America’s...