Personal Finance

Money Pitfalls and Cognitive Decline: How to Recognize the Signs

John F. Wasik

If you're a retired or soon-to-be retired investor, you've probably gotten the calls and invitations to "free" lunches and dinners. You know the pitches: Higher yield with little risk.

Most of us know something is not quite right about this relentless hawking. Most, if not all, of these offers are too good to be true, and we avoid them--unless we truly just want that free meal and can walk away without buying something.