Retirement Articles

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  1. How To Cure An Ailing 401(k)

    High-cost, outdated plans can prevent your retirement portfolio from thriving.
  2. The Top 3 Retiree Worries (And What To Do About Them)

    Discover the most common problems retirees face, and what they can do to solve them.
  3. ETN Credit Risk May Outweigh Benefits For Some

    Exchange-traded notes have many benefits, but they may not be suited to risk-averse investors.
  4. 3 Steps To Take If You Miss Your RMD Deadline

    If you fail to take the required minimum distribution from your retirement account, you need to take proper steps.
  5. Estate Planning For Canadians

    Trusts, wills, taxes and rules differ by country. Find out what you need to know about estate plans in Canada.
  6. Bear-Proof Your Retirement Portfolio

    Find out how to protect your assets so you can live out your dreams in style.
  7. Fatal Seduction Of The Municipal Bond Insurers

    Learn how a foray into CDOs and other exotic products ruined an industry's image.
  8. House Your Retirement With Self-Directed Real Estate IRAs

    Investors are now able to invest directly in real property, mortgages and other assets.
  9. CDIC Protects Canadians From Bank Failure

    Bank failures can happen in Canada, but many deposits are insured. Find out what's covered.
  10. Journey Through The 6 Stages Of Retirement

    Financial planning is important, but emotional planning is the key to retiree bliss.
  11. Can You Retire In Five Years?

    The countdown is on. Find out whether you'll be ready to leave the working world.
  12. What's Your Net Worth Telling You?

    Net worth provides a road map for retirement - learn if you're headed in the right direction.
  13. Bear Spray For Your 401(k)

    You can defend your retirement savings from the ravages of a bear market. We'll show you how.
  14. Are You Buying Annuities Or Mutual Funds?

    Investing a client's money in variable annuties is becoming a target for criticism.
  15. Letter Of Instruction - Don't Leave Life Without It

    This simple document can take the guesswork and headache out of settling your estate.
  16. The Impact Of Recession On Businesses

    Find out how this economic cycle affects both small and big business.
  17. 8 Reasons To Never Borrow From Your 401(k)

    Find out why dipping into your future savings can have serious consequences.
  18. 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.
  19. Saving Money With A Private Annuity Trust

    Learn about a strategy that could help you reduce taxes, diversify your portfolio and generate income.
  20. Alternative Investments In Your IRA

    If you stray off the beaten path when investing your IRA assets, you'll find new potential pitfalls and rewards.
  21. 5 Things To Consider Before Late-In-Life Marriage

    Waiting to marry has become the norm, but do you know what to consider before saying "I do"?
  22. Top 6 Myths About Social Security Benefits

    Misinformation on retirement benefits is common. We'll set the record straight.
  23. Invest In Your Education With An RESP

    All Canadians should know the benefits of these flexible education savings plans.
  24. How To Evaluate Pension Risk By Analyzing Annual Costs

    Learn how to assess whether a company's pension plan is posing more risks than what the footnotes indicate.
  25. Downshift To Simplify Your Life

    Learn how to ditch the rat race with voluntary simple living.
  26. Plan To Retire Rich

    Don't just hope for the best - develop a course of action to achieve your goals.
  27. Capital Gains Tax Cuts For Middle Income Investors

    Find out how TIPRA plans to slash taxes for those in the 10-15% tax bracket.
  28. Retirement Funds To Fund Startups

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" and retirees who want to stretch their dollars are looking to invest here. ...
  29. Unexpected 1099-R Form: What To Do

    Did your IRA custodian report distributions you thought were non-reportable? Find out what went wrong.
  30. Squeeze A Greenback Out Of Your Latte

    Stick to your budget every day with these 15 simple tips.
  31. Thrift Savings Plan Helps Federal Workers Retire

    The TSP is key component of retirement savings for U.S. government workers and members of uniformed services.
  32. No Need To Rush End-Of-Career Retirement Planning

    Your retirement is fast approaching, but your retirement plan needn't change as quickly.
  33. Boomers: Twisting The Retirement Mindset

    This generation must take a whole new approach to post-work planning.
  34. Does It Still Pay To Invest In Gold?

    This asset's appeal dates back thousands of years. Find out whether it can live up to the hype.
  35. 6 Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your 401(k)

    From matching employer contributions to proper asset allocation, we'll tell you how to get the most out of your plan.
  36. A Closer Look At The Roth 401(k)

    Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of this new investment account and see if it's right for you.
  37. Recharacterizing Your IRA Contribution Or Roth Conversion

    Learn why you might make such a transaction and find out how to calculate how it will affect you.
  38. Sometimes It Pays To Borrow From Your 401(k)

    401(k) loans have been demonized, but they're often the most beneficial source of cash.
  39. The Simple Tax Math Of Roth Conversions

    Roth conversions will be available to affluent taxpayers in 2010. Will you benefit?
  40. Maxing Out Your RRSP (Canadian)

    Increasing your savings will provide tax benefits - and peace of mind.
  41. 4 IRA Changes That Encourage Savings

    Find out what's new in the world of IRAs and how you can get more bang for your buck.
  42. Must-Know Rules For Converting A 401(k) To A Roth

    In 2008, the IRS spelled out the details for converting employer-plan funds directly to Roth IRAs.
  43. Common Questions About Retirement Plans

    We offer some solutions for the individual taxpayer as well as the small business owner.
  44. 5 Retirement Plan Moves To Make Before Year-End

    Make sure all your loose ends are tied with these simple reminders and tips for your plans.
  45. 10 Steps To Retire A Millionaire

    Making this dream come true takes work, but it's well worth the effort.
  46. Failing Health Could Drain Your Retirement Savings

    You may not be able to prevent illness, but it doesn't have to infect your savings.
  47. Benefits for Members of the Armed Forces

    If your plans have been affected by your time in the combat zone, fear not!
  48. A Look At IRA Separate Accounting Rules

    If you are a younger multiple beneficiary, make sure you understand the RMD regulations.
  49. Cut Your Tax Bill

    Paying your bills early or giving an extra donation now can help you come tax time.
  50. 401(k) Plans For The Small Business Owner

    If you own a business, this may be the plan for you! Find out about its benefits and eligibility requirements.
  51. Pay For A College Education With Retirement Funds

    These savings vehicles may be better than college saving funds for some families.
  52. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  53. The Rap On Wrap Fees For Retirement Accounts

    If your retirement account is managed under a wrap fee program, you need to consider whether you should pay the fee out of ...
  54. It's December - Do You Know Where Your IRA Statements Are?

    Don't discard these important documents with your junk mail - they may affect your taxes.
  55. Asset Distributions A Key Consideration For Retirees

    How you distribute qualified retirement plan money can affect your taxes and Social Security benefits.
  56. Avoiding Mistakes In Required Minimum Distributions (RMD)

    If you don't calculate your required minimum distributions accurately, you might have to pay an excise tax.
  57. Stock Market Risk: Wagging The Tails

    The bell curve is an excellent way to evaluate stock market risk over the long term.
  58. Pick 401(k) Assets Like A Pro

    Professionals choose the options available to you in your plan, making your decisions easier.
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