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  1. Reverse Mortgage Pros and Cons

    It's a way to use your home equity for help when you're older. But does it make sense for your family? Here's how to tell ...
  2. Here's Your Checklist for a Financially Fit 2017

    Take control of your finances and incorporate these tasks into your financial routine.
  3. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  4. Best Freelancing Jobs for Retirees

    Retired from your job but still want to work? Here's how to turn your skills and know-how into a new freelancing career.
  5. Why Your Will Needs a 'Titanic Clause'

    If you don't have a Titanic clause in your will and disaster strikes, there's no guarantee that your intended beneficiaries ...
  6. America's Most Expensive Retirement States

    Six places that aren't great for your retirement years (financially speaking).
  7. How Much Money Do You Need to Retire at 56?

    Who wouldn't want to retire early and enjoy the good life? The question is, "How much will it cost?" Here's a quick and dirty ...
  8. Should Retired People Invest in Stocks?

    Your financial situation and personal risk tolerance will dictate the amount of stock you want in your retirement portfolio. ...
  9. Many Baby Boomers Must Take First RMD by April 1

    Many Baby Boomers must take their first RMDs from retirement accounts this year.
  10. How to Change Your Lifestyle to Retire Early

    You will likely have to change your lifestyle to retire early, but it's definitely doable.
  11. 6 Easy Ways to Save Money on Boring Expenses

    Instead of cutting out fun expenditures, save money on the boring things that you have to pay for.
  12. Why Employees Like Betterment's 401(k) Platform

    Betterment's online 401(k) platform is gaining steam. Here's how it works.
  13. Identify Your Priorities As You Plan for Retirement

    There are several factors to take into consideration when creating your retirement income plan.
  14. Will Your College Education Fund Your Future?

    Millennials need to make sure their education will eventually pay itself off.
  15. Retirement: How Much Is Enough?

    5%? 10%? 15%? Which retirement savings rate is the right one?
  16. What's The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    Make sure your golden years are golden, not merely a struggle for existence.
  17. What Your 401(k) Can Look Like in the Next 20 Years

    Discover how time and compounded growth of earnings can help even a modest 401(k) plan balance grow to a significant sum ...
  18. Why High Income Workers Should Be Maxing Out Their 401(k)s in 2017

    If you're pulling in a bigger salary, there are two important reasons to consider making the most of your 401(k) in the new ...
  19. 5 Ridiculously Simple Steps to Have More Money in 2017

    Do this to have more money by the end of 2017.
  20. The Problems With 401(k) Rollovers Part 2

    Investment advice and options should be taken into when considering rolling over a 410(k).
  21. Lump Sum Versus Regular Pension Payments

    If you're about to retire, you may be facing this dilemma soon. Find out what your options are.
  22. How Much Money Do I Really Need to Retire?

    Use this fairly simple calculation for a rough estimate of how much you need to save for retirement.
  23. A Comfortable Retirement on Social Security Alone?

    It won't be lavish, but with careful planning it's possible.
  24. The Dangers of a Reverse Mortgage

    In many circumstances, a reverse mortgage can be a risk to your financial security. Here are six dangers you should consider ...
  25. Is Your Retirement Plan on Track?

    Sooner or later that day will come. How to tell if you're ready and what to do if you need a course correction.
  26. 10 Steps To Retire A Millionaire

    Making this dream come true takes work, but it's well worth the effort.
  27. Figure out Your Life Insurance Needs With This Formula

    It often seems like the people that don't buy life insurance are the ones who actually need it most.
  28. The Least Expensive States to Retire In

    When it's time to retire, it's worth exploring the least expensive states.
  29. Estate Planning for Beginners, Part Four

    This is how disclaimer trusts work and when it makes sense to use them in an estate plan.
  30. The Personal Finance Issues Medical Residents Face

    Medical residents need to take care of their finances just as much as they care for patients.
  31. 10 Best Countries to Retire to in 2017

    Mexico beats Panama and other news about the best retirement countries.
  32. New Parents: A 529 Plan Shouldn't Be Your Top Priority

    When it comes to parenthood, there are three things that are more important than a 529 account.
  33. Why Retirement Can Be Harder for Those Who Make More

    Increasing your income means you will receive a lower percentage of your income in Social Security.
  34. Retirement: U.S. vs. Abroad

    Which option would make more sense for you: retiring abroad or staying at home in the U.S.? A look at the advantages and ...
  35. How to Save More for Your Retirement

    Be sure you know all the tax-advantaged ways in which you can save more for retirement.
  36. Those Who Retire Early Share These Traits

    Here's how people planning on retiring early prepare for what's ahead.
  37. Will Social Security Be Around for My Retirement?

    Here's what you may not know about our Social Security system and how it can affect your future.
  38. 8 Retirement Income Strategies for Boomers in 2017

    Here are eight strategies that Baby Boomers can use to generate retirement income.
  39. How You Can Plan for Sequential Risk in Retirement

    Trying to plan your retirement date around future market forecasts can be futile.
  40. Thrift Savings Plan Rollovers: The Pros and Cons

    Is rolling over a Thrift Savings Plan into an IRA the right move? Here's what to consider.
  41. How Student Debt Imperils Retirement Savings

    Student loan debt is out of control. Here is how it can impact saving for retirement.
  42. Retirees: Avoid Making These 3 Retirement Mistakes

    There are several missteps that can prevent your retirement from going smoothly.
  43. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" retirement portfolio can differ from one investor to another, but some themes hold true no matter what.
  44. How To Live Off Your Dividends

    One way to enhance your retirement income is to invest in dividend paying stocks and mutual funds.
  45. How to Dream Up the Right Retirement Goals

    When you dream up the right retirement goals, you'll be able to plan the retirement life you want.
  46. Here’s how to Use a Roth IRA for Estate Planning

    The concept of Roth IRA estate planning may be a new one to you, but putting it to work for your heirs is as easy as 1-2-3.
  47. How We Can Help Close the Retirement Savings Gap

    The majority of Americans are not very confident about having enough for retirement.
  48. How to Choose Your Retirement Investing Portfolio

    Having the right investment strategy is crucial for retirees who do not want to outlive their money.
  49. Top Tips to Transition into Retirement Confidently

    Here are some of the best ways to make the transition to retirement painless.
  50. The Problems With 401(k) Rollovers Part 1

    These are some of the most important issues to consider when deciding whether to roll over a 401(k).
  51. Self-Employed? Top Plans for Retirement Savings

    Here are 5 smart ways the self-employed can save for retirement. Some also work for your employees. But get financial advice ...
  52. Roth Feature Boosts Benefits for 401(k) and 403(b) Plans

    Roth accounts tend to beat traditional plans over the long term by providing tax savings at retirement.
  53. Is a SIMPLE IRA Right for Your Small Business?

    Here's how small businesses can benefit from offering a SIMPLE IRA to their employees.
  54. Can You Save Too Much for Retirement?

    Planning how much you need for retirement is not an easy task – there are many variables to consider. Here's a little help ...
  55. 3 Goals to Focus on if You Want to Save More for Retirement

    These three strategies will put you on the path towards saving more for retirement.
  56. You’re Leaving: Should Your 401(k) Stay?

    Companies now want departing employees to keep their 401(k) plans invested with the firm's manager. Is that a good idea, ...
  57. 5 Ways to Get Out of Debt Without Sacrificing Your Retirement Savings

    Getting out of debt and saving for retirement doesn't have to be a choice. There are ways to do both.
  58. What Retirement Will Look Like Without Savings

    Everyone knows they should save for retirement but many don't do it at all. But retirement without savings isn't pretty. ...
  59. How to Transition Investments to Retirement Years

    Approaching the transition to retirement isn't a sprint—it's a journey of strategic thinking.
  60. Common Retirement Advice That DINKs Can Ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. Spending more, retiring sooner – all kinds of options open ...
  61. Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

    Staggering retirement can have both financial and emotional benefits for married couples.
  62. Should You Retire With a Mortgage or Pay it Off?

    Here's why it makes sense to pay off your mortgage before you retire.
  63. Boomers: Top Tips for Shoring Up Your Retirement

    The retirement situation for most Baby Boomers isn't that encouraging. But there are actions they can take to shore up their ...
  64. Where Are You on the Road to Retirement?

    Taking a look at your retirement readiness is a vital step in ensuring that your financial future looks as bright as possible. ...
  65. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  66. Financial Steps to Take for a Prosperous New Year

    It's time to view all of your assets as one portfolio, and then invest them in multiple asset classes.
  67. What Does It Cost to Retire in Costa Rica?

    Tally up the costs associated with taking your retirement in Costa Rica, and determine whether you have what it takes to ...
  68. New Year Planning For Business Owners

    Make a resolution to start your business off on the right foot in the new year.
  69. How to Make the Most From Real Estate Investments

    If you own commercial real estate, there are ways to create extra income without extra work.
  70. 3 Reasons Your 401(k) Is Not Enough for Retirement

    Learn the basic structure of a 401(k), and a number of reasons why it may not be substantial enough to secure an individual's ...
  71. The 4 Best Countries for Retiring in Asia

    Whether you're looking to hang out with your fellow expats, or immerse yourself in the local culture, Asia has much to offer ...
  72. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.
  73. Are Social Security Benefits a Form of Socialism?

    Socialism is a loaded word in the U.S., but Social Security, one of the nation's most popular benefit programs, is wholly ...
  74. 7 Steps to Help Pay off Your Mortgage in Retirement

    A monthly mortgage payment can be hard to handle in retirement if you're not ready.
  75. How to Protect Your Nest Egg from a Bear Market

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolios are better prepared ...
  76. How To Save Your First $100,000

    A few small sacrifices now will be worth it in the long run.
  77. Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees?

    Learn how Vietnam and Thailand compare in terms of living cost, access to health care and lifestyle to help you decide which ...
  78. 8 Ways Retirement Changed in the Last 20 Years

    From rising lifespans to tumbling savings, it's getting harder to save for life after your earned income stops. That's why ...
  79. 5 Myths That Could Hurt Your Retirement

    If you're making financial and lifestyle choices based on these retirement myths, you could be missing out on benefits that ...
  80. Tapping Retirement Funds Early – Without a Penalty

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  81. How Can You Make the Most of Your 401(k)?

    Make the most of your 401(k) plan by contributing early and taking advantage of employer matches.
  82. How Social Security Works After Retirement

    Millions of Baby Boomers are looking forward to collecting benefits, but several factors can affect how much they get and ...
  83. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  84. Are We in a Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis?

    Data paints a gloomy picture for Baby Boomers and their retirement. So how bad is it? We take a look at the latest research. ...
  85. 4 Investing Resolutions to Make for 2017

    As 2017 approaches, it’s time to turn your thoughts to your financial goals – and the investing resolutions needed to achieve ...
  86. When Do Social Security Benefits Start and End?

    Everything you need to know about the three primary Social Security programs, how they work and who qualifies for them.
  87. 5 Benefits of Rolling Over a 401(k)

    Nearing retirement or changing jobs? Here's why you might want to move your 401(k) into an IRA (more investment options, ...
  88. Why Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire

    The retirement outlook for Millennials may appear grim but it doesn’t have to be. Gen Y still has time, but it needs to get ...
  89. 6 Simple Steps To $1 Million

    Becoming a millionaire is not as hard as you might think — it just takes time.
  90. Roth or Traditional IRA: Which Is Better for You?

    Investors should know the differences and similarities between a Roth IRA and a Traditional IRA.
  91. When You Should File Early for Social Security

    Filing early for Social Security can make sense. Here's a list of when it's appropriate to ignore the conventional wisdom ...
  92. How to Pay Minimal Taxes on Retirement Assets

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here are some tips on how to manage the process in the most ...
  93. 5 Tax Moves To Make Before Year End

    Taxes aren't avoidable, but you shouldn't pay more than your fair share. Here are five moves you can make at year's end to ...
  94. 5 Reasons Your Retirement Depends on Your Kids

    The career and life choices your children make now can drastically affect your life down the road. Here's how, and what you ...
  95. Still Working? Here's How to Invest for Retirement

    Here's how three different portfolios impact your retirement savings while you're still employed.
  96. 5 Reasons Americans Retire in Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico’s unique status as a U.S. territory can make it particularly attractive to Americans.
  97. Should I Sell My Home When I Retire?

    One of the biggest retirement decisions you will make is whether or not to downsize. Consider these pros and cons carefully ...
  98. Comparing Robos from Vanguard, BlackRock & Schwab

    BlackRock, Vanguard and now Schwab have introduced robo-advisor platforms. How do they stack up?
  99. A Trump Estate Tax Repeal? Not So Fast

    Donald Trump faces an uphill battle when it comes to his promise of repealing the estate tax. Here's why.
  100. Here's Your Year-End Financial Checklist for 2016

    Using these tips to review your 2016 finances will make you more prepared for 2017.
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