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7 important steps to take in the year before you retire

Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Senior couple paying bills at home

You wouldn’t dream of running a marathon without undergoing months of training. Or heading into the wilderness without making sure you have adequate provisions. Or betting your life savings on a business venture you haven’t thoroughly researched. But when it comes to entering retirement—when a failure to plan can have devastating consequences—a surprising number of


7 ways to be more responsive to your customers

AllBusiness •
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It’s no secret that consumers and business customers alike are becoming more impatient and more demanding. Customers expect businesses to respond to them quickly, if not immediately—and it’s putting a lot of pressure on small businesses. Here’s a closer look at what customers expect from businesses, customer responsiveness trends, and how to be more responsive


Protecting your parents from elder fraud

Richard Eisenberg •
Protecting Your Parents From Elder Fraud

A growing concern for many people in their 50s or 60s: Will my mom or dad become the victim of elder fraud? Sadly, the chances are pretty good. In fact, at least 20% of older adults have been victims of elder financial abuse, according to the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Scammers are getting more