Baby Boomers on a Budget

Finances for the after 50 crowd. Estate planning, retirement planning, helping aging parents and adult children; money-saving tips for living better for less during your boomer years.
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Won't make it on Social Security alone? Our readers their share tips for when you're closing in on retirement with very little savings.

Closing in on Retirement with Very Little Savings

Will you want to create a second career in retirement? Here's what you need to know to create a realistic second career for retirees.

A Realistic Second Career for Retirees

Tawcan’s 7 Phases of Retirement

Tawcan’s 7 Phases of Retirement

Choosing a nursing home for an elderly relative isn't easy. Here is what to look for when touring a nursing home.

What to Look for When Touring a Nursing Home

Want to simplify a senior's relocation? Here are 5 steps to an easier senior move.

5 Steps to an Easier Senior Move

Options for teacher retirement planning

Teachers' Retirement Options

What is a Revocable Living Trust? And should it be part of your estate planning. Find out here.

What Is a Revocable Living Trust?

Early Retirement Myths Busted

Early Retirement Myths Busted - Ignore These & Retire Early!

Here are some tips for grandparents dealing with the stress of raising grandkids. It will change your life, so take steps to make it work.

Dealing with the Stress of Raising Grandkids

Your adult child asks you for a loan. Is loaning money to adult children a good idea? And, if so, how should that loan be set up?

Loaning Money to Adult Children

Does it look like you'll have to do estate planning without your spouse? Here's what to do when spouse doesn't want to plan end of life affairs.

Estate Planning Without Your Spouse

The leading edge of the baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Here are 5 five basic options for 401k retirement distributions.

Your 401k Plan After You Retire

If you are wondering, 'What is a living will?' Don't miss as we share the ins and outs of all that you need to know about living wills.

What Is a Living Will?

While you can't prevent all medical expenses, here are some tips to get you on your way to reducing the cost of staying healthy.

Operation Is a Game, Medical Expenses Shouldn't Be: Reducing the cost of staying healthy

You contribute to your retirement plans to ensure a good retirement. But, what happens if you die? Wisely choosing beneficiaries is also important.

Choosing Beneficiaries for Your Retirement Plans

A Social Security Strategy That Pays Off Big, Especially for Couples

A Social Security Strategy That Pays Off Big for Couples

What exactly is a trust? Here is some great information on trust basics for retirees looking for options in their ownestate planning.

Trust Basics for Retirees

If you're thinking about starting a business in retirement, there are some things that you should probably consider before you take the leap.

Starting a Business in Retirement

If you're retired, you've likely got more time on your hands. If you want more than a hobby, what's available in part-time jobs for retirees?

Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

What retirees should know about a Power of Attorney

What Retirees Need to Know About Power of Attorney

Involving adult children in your financial planning can greatly smooth the transition when they do need to step in as the decision makers.

Involving Adult Children in Your Financial Planning

To provide suggestions on helping parents move out of the family home, we contacted Jennifer Pickett and Mary Kay Buysse of

Helping Your Parents Move Out of the Family Homestead

It can get tricky inderstanding Social Security benefits if you've been married more than once. How can you tell if you're getting the Social Security benefits you deserve?

Social Security Benefits If You've Been Married More Than Once

Re-evaluating insurance coverage as you approach retirement is important for managing baby boomers' changing insurance needs. Here's what you need to consider.

Baby Boomers Changing Insurance Needs

A Quick Guide to Retirement Planning

A Quick Guide to Retirement Planning