Tag: saving

Graphic: Split in half pink house

Financial planners say it happens all the time: couples who don’t see eye to eye on money matters often break up or divorce. One reason they run into trouble is that a financial mismatch makes it more difficult for them to achieve important goals, said financial adviser Bonnie Sewell of Leesburg, Virginia. “They’re working against…

Stack of report paper documents with magnifying glass.

Medical expenses increase unpredictably with age, so the crystal ball gets very hazy when trying to foretell how much you’ll need in retirement. A new study helps clear things up: a single older American spends about $39,000 on average for medical care in the final five years of life, or about $7,800 a year. For…