I’m 66, single with no family, and am afraid of becoming incapacitated with no one to handle my affairs – who should I turn to?: Estate planning is important for everyone, whether they’re married or single, have kids or not. Here are a few documents this individual should consider.
We beat up 6 of your excuses for not writing a will (or updating an old one): A will is one of the top most important estate documents, along with a power of attorney and a healthcare advanced directive. Here’s why you may not think you need to get one, and why those reasons are wrong.
Social Security’s weird remarriage rule can cost you a lot of money: The rules around claiming Social Security, or maximizing benefits, can be complicated, but can also be costly if done incorrectly.
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More in retirement news:
France’s Macros proposes raising retirement age to 65 as part of presidential campaign (Euronews)
Why seniors may face $10.5 billion more in Social Security taxes in 2022 (USA Today)
The Labor Department wants to investigate crypto in retirement plans (The New York Times)
Dolly Parton shares feelings on retirement, says she wants to sing with Ed Sheeran (CMT)
Is it ‘retirement’ or ‘rewirement’? (Forbes)
Research and Insight:
Advisers can help women add to growing retirement confidence (Planadviser)
Strategies for meeting the retirement needs of a diverse workforce: Alight (BenefitsPro)
Study shows the value of DC plans for employees (Plansponsor)
Study finds tomorrow’s retirees feel less financially secure than today’s (401K Specialist)
Viewing retirement saving as a fresh start (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)
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