Important decisions for retirees and near-retirees

The years immediately preceding retirement, and the first couple of years of actual retirement, are a critical time for individuals. After carefully planning and diligently saving for retirement most of their lives, individuals must make some important decisions during this time.

Best picks for 2013's most life-enhancing consumer electronics

Americans love their electronics: smartphones, tablet computers, digital cameras, HDTVs, e-book readers, MP3 players, and hearing aids. That's right - new, sleek, state-of-the-art, life-altering hearing aids. As contoured and futuristic as the most highly styled electronic device - or so discreet that they're virtually invisible - today's hearing aids are the high-tech "anti-aging" tool that can help keep life-loving Gen-Xers and baby boomers socially, cognitively and physically active.