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Consumer spending spikes during back to school season

Back-to-school and college spending set to have another big year.

Planning for the Expected

The challenges seniors have met throughout their lives have made them wiser and stronger, preparing them for the unique challenges that can come with aging.

9 Facts About Social Security

Social Security has been around since 1935… but what do you really know about it? Here are nine things about Social Security that might surprise you.

Four points to consider when setting a retirement income goal

Have you thought about how much monthly income you’ll need to retire comfortably? If not, you’ll want to consider these four questions as you set your retirement income goals.

Myth busting: Life insurance for younger generations

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Here are four reasons why purchasing a life insurance policy is smart and reasonable at any age.

Four tips for downsizing in retirement

Moving to a smaller home in retirement – or downsizing – could be a savvy financial move if you haven't reached your retirement savings goals. Learn more from Waddell & Reed Insights.

Wealth due to inheritance

If you're the beneficiary of a large inheritance, you may find yourself suddenly wealthy. Even if you expected the inheritance, you may be surprised by the size of the bequest or the diverse assets you've inherited. You'll need to evaluate your new financial position, learn to manage your sizable assets, and consider the tax consequences of your inheritance, among other issues.

Five things to know about 529 plans

It doesn’t matter if your child is still learning to count or deriving equations with ease, there’s no better time to get started saving for his or her college education than right now.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: 529 Plans Expanded

The recent tax reform may affect your plans to save for college. Learn how a new definition of “qualified education expenses” changes what education costs a 529 plan can cover.

Is a nursing home the only option for long-term care?

People often think nursing homes are the only choice when it comes to long-term care, but that’s not true. Discover some long-term care options you may not have considered – or heard of.

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