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Considering a living trust? What about a will? Do you need both? 

There are many benefits to having a living trust but, as with any legal document, it requires careful planning. In this article, you'll learn exactly what a living trust is, and explore five basic steps you should consider when establishing your own living trust.

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Here's what to consider if you're thinking about a job change late in life.

Q: I've been with the same company for the last 9 years, and I've recently realized I'm ready for a change. The problem is that I'm 56 years old, and intimidated by the prospect of looking for a new job.

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Julie Christie

Two movies give us revealing looks at Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

"Away From Her" stars Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis.

"The Savages" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney.

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The power of Polyphenols

Red wine and Apples are two of the main foods of the Mediterranean diet. Recent studies suggest that consuming them in the right way can reduce the risk of cancer and heart problems.

The traditional Mediterranean diet is important for our health because its foods contain healthy elements.

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People covered by Medicare have different options each year.

Choices range from Original Medicare to a variety of Medicare supplemental plans. The right choice next time might not be the same as last time. It's an important decision about a complex matter, so make sure you know how it works.

NOTE: This article was written before Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect in 2014. ACA does not focus on Medicare, but it may affect some of the information in this article. As always, you should consult insurance experts to determine what is right for you.

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Sometimes it takes a while for children to warm up to new stepparents.

Q: I'm a newly married stepmom. I have to admit, my husband and I jumped into this pretty quickly, only knowing each other a little under a year before getting married. Our marriage is solid, but his children are just not warming up to me. I knew it would take time, but we just don't seem to be making any progress. Help!

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Dealing with disasters

Tips for dealing with the immediate shock and facing the challenges.

Disasters affect us for months, and live in our memories for years. For those who lost homes due to fires, floods, tornadoes, landslides, hurricanes or other so-called natural disasters, life will never be the same.

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Piggy Bank

Saving for your child's future ... or yours: Which takes priority?

Q: I am worried about saving money for retirement while planning expenses for my children's college years. Is there a way to do both?

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