Next Avenue - Money & Security - Most Recent An RSS feed of the Money & Security channel for Next Avenue. en How Apple Cake Saved Her From Foreclosure Angela Logan baked apple cakes furiously to stave off foreclosure. Now her story is a made-for-TV movie, 'Apple Mortgage Cake.' Barbara Bedway Courtesy Kimberly Elise as Angela Logan in 'Apple Mortgage Cake' April 16, 2014, 5:48 pm What Pre-Retirees Should Be Asking About Taxes With April 15 over, it's a good time for pre-retirees to ask themselves these key questions about their retirement plans so they'll make tax-savvy decisions. Holly Kylen Thinkstock April 15, 2014, 2:54 pm When Magazines You Don't Want Clog Your Mailbox If you've been receiving magazines you never ordered, it may be due to something you did while shopping online. How to prevent that goof and what to do to get the magazines to stop coming. Caroline Mayer Thinkstock April 15, 2014, 10:58 am Determine Your Hierarchy of Needs for Retirement The author of 'The New Retirementality' created a hierarchy of financial needs for retirement to help you meet your goals Mitch Anthony April 15, 2014, 8:34 am Who'll Provide Care When Military Caregivers Can't? Many military caregivers are the parents of the wounded warriors, in their 50s and 60s. Who'll take over when they can't provide care? Richard Harris Photo by Karanja Gacuca Michelle Obama at White House event honoring military caregivers April 14, 2014, 9:48 am The Little-Known Obamacare Catch-22 Tell President Obama to close the gap in Obamacare.  Donna Ballman Thinkstock April 11, 2014, 4:40 pm Saving for Retirement? Retrain Your Brain The author of 'The Joy of Financial Security, Donna Skeels Cygan, says you can't let your emotions cloud your financial judgment. Anne Tergesen Thinkstock April 11, 2014, 3:28 pm How to Tap Your Retirement Investment Accounts Be strategic in deciding which of your retirement funds to tap. Andrea Coombes Thinkstock April 11, 2014, 2:53 pm 8 Ways to Derail Your Retirement Here's how to avoid eight easy ways to derail your retirement. Kenn Tacchino Thinkstock April 11, 2014, 10:39 am Are You Set to Pay a $262,800 Nursing Home Bill? The Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2014 is now out, showing the median cost for a nursing home, assisted living facility and home care. Thinkstock April 11, 2014, 9:34 am What Kind of Inheritance Do You Owe Your Kids? How much of an inheritance to leave your kids is up to you, but if you want to leave them anything, you need to make some plans. Bart Astor Thinkstock April 11, 2014, 9:33 am Is Too Much of Your Retirement Money in Stocks? Many pre-retirees now have 100 percent of the IRA money in stocks. But that may not be as dangerous as it sounds. Thinkstock April 10, 2014, 5:53 pm Imagining Retirement for Mad Men's Don Draper With Mad Men's final season beginning on Sunday and ending next year, here's what Don Draper's retirement might look like in 2015. Greg Daugherty Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC If Don Draper was a retiree today... April 10, 2014, 9:02 am How Your 401(k) Could Disinherit Your Kids Even with a will, your retirement account could go to the wrong person. Matthew Heimer Thinkstock April 9, 2014, 4:08 pm Why You Just Might Want to Retire in Alaska A new study by the National Institute for Retirement Security finds that cold-weather states such as Alaska, Wyoming, Minnesota and North Dakota are the most financially secure states for retirees. Elizabeth Shell, PBS NewsHour Thinkstock April 9, 2014, 8:41 am Americans' Ostrich Approach to Estate Planning Most Americans don't have a will, which can be a mistake in many ways. Thinkstock April 8, 2014, 2:51 pm How Boomers Feel About Retirement Now A new survey of boomers from the Insured Retirement Institute finds a combination of optimism and shrinking confidence. Thinkstock April 7, 2014, 9:54 am IRA Rollover Ruling Stuns Advisers and Savers The Tax Court rules that you soon may rollover only one IRA per year.  Robert Powell Thinkstock April 7, 2014, 9:51 am How to Get Good Long-Term Care Coverage The long-term care insurance industry is in turmoil, so here's what you need to know to buy good coverage. Elizabeth O'Brien Thinkstock April 4, 2014, 4:41 pm Can’t Pay Your Taxes? Here’s What To Do If you don't have the money to pay your taxes, don't let that keep you from filing your 2013 tax return. Bill Bischoff Thinkstock April 3, 2014, 3:12 pm 10 Great Sites to Find Gigs and Part-Time Work These are 10 great sites to find jobs with flexible hours and part-time work in retirement. Nancy Collamer From, and April 3, 2014, 2:13 pm A Guide to the New Retirement Communities The author of 'With a Little Help From Our Friends' discusses the new types of retirement communities, whose focus is on community, not golf. Thinkstock April 2, 2014, 12:13 pm Here's Your Retirement Planning Checklist This retirement-planning checklist offers a step-by-step guide to reviewing your savings and income. Art Koff Thinkstock April 1, 2014, 9:54 am Taking a Second Look at Midlifers' Second Acts For her updated version of 'What's Next?' author Kerry Hannon finds out what happened to the career-switching boomers she wrote about in the first edition. Kerry Hannon Photo courtesy of Lisa Eaves Lisa Eaves, from Fannie Mae job to acupuncturist April 1, 2014, 9:26 am Understanding the Tax Rules for Caregivers These are the key tax rules for hiring a caregiver to assist your elderly parent. Stephanie Breedlove Thinkstock March 31, 2014, 3:32 pm