Divorce and Social Security

The rise of “grey divorces” – the dissolution of marriage for couples age 50 and older – presents a new challenge in America’s retirement landscape. Today, one in four divorces in the U.S. is a grey divorce, a number which has doubled since 1990. One of the toughest challenges to grey divorce is that inevitably, the retirement plan that may have supported a couple for the rest of their lives will now be divided up…

How Do You Define Retirement?

For the “Greatest Generation,” who worked diligently after World War II, defining "retirement" was easy. You simply stopped working altogether and devoted most of your time to leisure pursuits. Bolstered by fixed, defined-benefit pensions and Medicare, they often had the luxury of leaving the workforce with a decent nest egg. But things have changed dramatically for Americans over the past few decades….