• This time of year, you may be focused on how you’ll pay for your summer vacation, or perhaps where the money will come from to make repairs to your cabin or vacation home. Financial planning experts say this is also a good time to look at your overall financial health. Yet according to a survey conducted by a major financial


  • As pointed out at interest.com, seniors in 49 of 50 states, Nevada being the lone exception, are underfunded for retirement. Most retirees need at least 70% of the income they earned while they were working to maintain their accustomed living standards. “Many Americans are struggling to make ends meet in their golden years,” said Mike Sante, managing editor of interest.com.


  • Americans over the age of 65 are carrying more mortgage debt and have accumulated less home equity than seniors a decade earlier, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From 2000 to 2011, the number of senior homeowners with mortgages increased from 22 percent to 30 percent. And during that same time, median mortgage debt for older