Personal Finance

Social Security: What Should You Do at Age 62?

Social Security: What Should You Do at Age 62?

Although collecting early retirement benefits makes sense for some people, there’s a major drawback to consider: If you start collecting benefits early, your monthly retirement benefit will be permanently reduced. So before you put down the tools of your trade, there are some factors you’ll need to weigh before deciding whether to start collecting benefits early.

Converting Savings to Retirement Income

Converting Savings to Retirement Income

During your working years, you’ve probably set aside funds in retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s, or other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement is to convert those savings into an ongoing income stream that will provide adequate income throughout your retirement years.

Maintaining your financial records: The Importance of being Organized

Maintaining your financial records: The Importance of being Organized

An important part of managing your personal finances is keeping your financial records organized. Whether it’s a utility bill to show proof of residency or a Social Security card for wage reporting purposes, there may be times when you need to locate a financial record or document—and you’ll need to locate it relatively quickly.

All About Credit Scores

All About Credit Scores

It's difficult to imagine functioning in today's world without credit. Whether buying a car or purchasing a home, credit has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Having easy access to credit goes hand in hand with having a good credit score, so it's...