The FDA released a consumer health information update on June 2 that provides women with tips on preventing heart disease.
Approximately 25 percent of women die from heart disease, the leading cause of death among women according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Read more
Medicare health insurance coverage, starting at age 65 for most Americans, is a wonderful thing -- but it's not simple. There's no single plan that serves everyone. Instead, you need to learn about Medicare, and then decide which Medicare plan is best for you. Here's a brief guide to your options.Read more
The gender pay gap is a hot topic these days, but it's not the only economic gender gap. Women also are lagging behind men in building retirement security.Read more
The baby boomer generation includes Americans born between 1946 and 1964, or those that are between 52 and 70 years of age now. With this generation at or near Social Security age, there are some critical facts baby boomers should know about the financial state of Social Security, potential reforms, and recent changes to the rules.Read more
Grow your savings.
The decade leading up to retirement is your last chance to build a significant nest egg. The decisions you make now will impact the retirement benefits you receive and how much you will be able to safely spend for the rest of your life. Here's how to improve your retirement finances in your 50s.Read more
Myths persist about how people will get long-term care and pay for it as they get older, according to a new poll.
Specifically, an annual poll completed this spring by the Associated Press (AP) and the independent NORC research center shows that many of us need help connecting the dots when it comes to long-term care.Read more
Many Americans are on track to fall short of meeting conservative retirement savings targets. In fact, 45 percent of working-age households do not have money saved in retirement accounts, according to a report by the National Institute on Retirement Security.Read more
For 10 years, Gary LeBlanc of Spring Hill, Florida, was the caregiver for his father, who had Alzheimer's disease before passing away in 2009. The next year, his mother began experiencing vascular dementia, the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease in people over 65.Read more
Social Security advocates long have had doubts about President Obama’s support for the program (as we reported as recently as last month). But that ended Wednesday, when in a speech in Elkhart, Ind., he suddenly called for expanding the program.Read more