Work

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Social Security

When should I start collecting Social Security?Learn More »


Home & Mortgage

How do I best use the value of my house?Learn More »


Insurance

How can I pay for medical care after retirement?Learn More »


Retirement Plans

How should I use my employer retirement plans?Learn More »


Savings & Investment

How do I manage my savings and other assets?Learn More »


Debt

Can I pay off my debts before retirement?Learn More »


Fraud

Most fraud is committed by people the victims know.Learn More »


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The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan and noncommercial foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans. NEFE® is committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.

How do I best use the value of my house in retirement?

A house is not a retirement plan! It may be your biggest asset, but housing prices fluctuate:

How can I pay for medical care after retirement?

Use your employer health-care coverage as long as possible:

When should I start collecting social security?

Delaying taking Social Security can increase your payments significantly:

How long should I continue working before retirement?

Make sure you can afford it:

As a retiree, how do I avoid scams and fraud?

Older Americans are highly targeted by scammers, so you need to be especially on guard:

Can I pay off my credit cards and other debts before retirement?

Pay off credit card and consumer debt before you retire:

How should I use my employer pension?

Employer pensions provide a steady “paycheck” for your retirement, in the form of an annuity:

How do I manage my savings and other assets?

Don’t “cash out” your retirement 401(k) savings before age 59½: