7 important steps to take in the year before you retire

Jane Bennett Clark, Senior Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger
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

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What do adults see as their parents’ money mistakes?

Daniel B. Kline •
The Motley Fool

At a certain age, many children have to deal with the financial mistakes their parents make. That could mean having to help them out with money, or even having mom and/or dad move in with you. Some families actually plan for that to happen. In other cases, there are limited options given the high cost

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