Archive for February, 2013

Ally Asks: What Matters Most to You When Buying a Car?

Posted in Ally Asks,Community
February 28th, 2013 at 5:34 pm by Ally

Buying a new car can be very exciting – but there are a lot of things you need to take into account before you hop into the driver’s seat. For instance, do you want a hybrid? The latest in navigational bells and whistles? Or are you most concerned with having the safest ride on the… read more

Author Kerry Hannon Talks Finding a New Career During Retirement

Posted in Financial News,Retirement,Savings Talk
February 28th, 2013 at 10:39 am by Ally

When it comes to understanding how people plan for and think about working past age 65, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone more knowledgeable than Kerry Hannon. Not only is Hannon a career transition expert and AARP’s job expert, she’s also the award-winning author of the national bestseller Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That… read more

A New Study Suggests Your Credit Report May Not Be Accurate

Posted in Financial News,What's New
February 26th, 2013 at 10:34 am by Ally

If you pay your bills on time and are responsible with your credit, you’ll usually be rewarded with a good credit score. But recent findings suggest that even if you follow these basic rules, you may still want to take a close look at your report. A new study by the Federal Trade Commission examined 1,001… read more

A 50-Something’s Guide to Starting to Save for Retirement

Posted in Community
February 23rd, 2013 at 10:30 am by Ally

Dr. Don Taylor of Bankrate recently answered a reader inquiry about where people in their 50s should start if they have yet to get serious about saving for retirement. His strategy was pretty clear: “Jump in with both feet. Save until it hurts.” He noted that, at this age, you’re around 15 years (or less)… read more

Home Rental or Home Ownership: Which is Better During Retirement?

Posted in Community,Retirement
February 21st, 2013 at 12:46 pm by Ally

In a recent infographic, we looked at the top destinations for people looking to relocate during retirement. But after figuring out where to move, retirees face another major decision: is it better to rent or own a home? We lay out some of the perks of each scenario. The Benefits of Buying Being a Homeowner… read more

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