Retirement Articles

  1. ETF Tracking Errors: Is Your Fund Falling Short?

    Find out the size and causes of ETF tracking errors and which funds are at risk.
  2. How Much To Save To Retire By 50

    Depending on how much you make, when you have to start and what percentage you need, how much do you need to save each paycheck to have $50, 000 a year after 50?
  3. 5 Estate Planning Tips

    These tips can help you reduce taxes on your estate and ensure that your last wishes are closely met.
  4. How To Set Up A Trust Fund If You're Not Rich

    You don't need to be worth millions to create your own trust fund. Learn how your money can be handled in the event of your death.
  5. Fee-Based Research: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    Providing information on stocks that would otherwise not be available, fee-based research plays an important but complicated role in the market.
  6. Don't Count On An Inheritance

    If you're fortunate enough to receive an inheritance at all, it might not be nearly as large as you expect.
  7. Are Mutual Funds A Relic?

    We list some options other than mutual funds for your retirement plan.
  8. Small Business Tax Obligations: Payroll Taxes

    Don't leave it up to your accountant - owners are ultimately responsible for fulfilling tax obligations.
  9. Saving Vs. Paying Off Debt

    If you can't decide whether to build your rainy day fund or pay off debt, we weigh the options for you.
  10. Nonfreehold Estates In Real Property

    If you have an interest in real estate, read on to find out which type of property you have.
  11. The Impact Of Your Starting Age On Social Security

    Retiring at 62 sounds nice, but it could affect the amount of social security you receive.
  12. Anytime Is The Right Time To Start Saving For Retirement

    If you're looking to start building your nest egg but don't know how to do it, read on. We give you a few easy tips on how to save.
  13. Actively Managed ETFs: The New Mutual Funds?

    Actively managed ETFs offer increased earnings, but are the cons worth the potential payoff?
  14. Finding A Retirement-Friendly State

    Which states are tax-effective retirement locales? It depends on the source of your retirement income.
  15. Spoil Your Grandkids, Cut Your Tax Bill

    Helping your grandchildren save for college is a way to spoil them and reap some benefits yourself.
  16. Should You Roll Over Your 401(k)?

    Before moving your retirement funds into another account, consider your options.
  17. Portfolio Management Tips For Young Investors

    Discover how to start building a portfolio and how to manage it for the best results.
  18. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  19. How To Maximize Returns By Choosing The Self-Directed Option

    Make sure your 401(k) plan has the self-directed option to ensure that your retirement is as comfortable as possible.
  20. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  21. Additional Healthcare Coverage Needs For An Aging Population

    As our population ages and healthcare costs increase, retirees need to ensure that their medical coverage is complete.
  22. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  23. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  24. Bursting Boomers' Inheritance Dreams

    Waiting for a big payload from an aging relative? The chance of cashing in is lower than you think.
  25. The Top 4 Richest Pets

    A cat received $13 million dollars when her owner died, but she isn't the richest pet in the world.
  26. Tips For Finding The Right IRA

    There are many IRA options available that vary depending on what you want to do with your retirement savings.
  27. Financial Implications Of Retiring Abroad

    Retiring abroad sounds like a dream come true. We tell you what you need to know before that happens.
  28. Worst IRA Mistakes You Can Make

    Here are some costly mistakes that you should avoid with your individual retirement account.
  29. Reasons To Boost Your 401(k) Contributions

    We look at tax rates, market factors, Social Security and more to see why you should be adding extra to your 401(k).
  30. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  31. End Of The Year 401(k) Options

    Now is the perfect time to evaluate your 401(k) plan and see if there are any adjustments that could be made.
  32. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  33. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
  34. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  35. 401(k) Planning: How Much Should You Be Saving?

    We look at how much you should contribute to your 401(k) and when. And also, how much you should have in your account during certain times in your life.
  36. How Does Bankruptcy Affect Your IRA?

    Since 2005, money in your IRA can be protected if you are forced to file for bankruptcy.
  37. What Will The Cost Of Living Be In 2012?

    A look at the cost of living in 2012, and how U.S. consumers can adapt to them.
  38. The Best Alternatives To A 401(k)

    A 401(k) is the traditional retirement account for most Americans. However, there may be better options.
  39. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early is a bad idea.
  40. Will Social Security Live To See 80?

    We outline the many problems with the Social Security program and how the situation came to be so dire.
  41. How To Make Social Security Work

    What's going to happen to Social Security by the time you retire? What can be done to help it?
  42. Deadlines You Must Meet If You Inherit A Retirement Account

    If you've inherited an IRA or any other retirement account, we tell you what deadlines you need to be aware of.
  43. Retirement Planning In A Changing World

    Retiring at the age of 65 is quickly becoming a thing of the past. So, what is happening to make this change?
  44. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  45. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  46. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  47. How To Get The Most Out Of A 401(k) Program

    Saving for retirement is important. We tell you about six ways to take advantage of your 401(k) and other retirement plans.
  48. 5 Ideas To Supplement Your Retirement Income

    Are you looking to supplement your retirement income, or just need to get out of the house? We list five possible ways to do it.
  49. How Much To Save To Become A Millionaire

    With a little discipline and the help of some powerful savings vehicles, anyone can hit this mark.
  50. The Best Retirement Account For You

    There is a dizzying array of retirement accounts in America. Learn which is the right one for you.
  51. 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    These plans aren't widely used, but they fill a specific niche for employees in certain situations.
  52. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  53. How Retirement Programs Vary Worldwide

    Is old age insurance in the U.S. relatively indulgent? Discover how it compares to programs elsewhere.
  54. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  55. 5 Ways To Afford Early Retirement

    Taking an early retirement in today's world is no easy feat, but it can be done. Find out how.
  56. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  57. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  58. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance.
  59. Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  60. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  61. Combining Your Plan Assets? Not So Fast!

    You might reduce the costs of maintaining more than one account, but you could also be forfeiting tax benefits.
  62. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  63. Why You Need A Plan For Long-Term Care

    Long-term health costs can wipe out entire retirement savings. Be sure to plan ahead with long-term care insurance.
  64. Don't Dump That IRA

    Negative market fluctuations may make you want to pull your money out. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't be so hasty.
  65. 4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security

    Worried about Social Security dwindling? We discuss four ways it’s already happening.
  66. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  67. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  68. 10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find out everything you need to know about this program.
  69. How Social Security Increases Will Affect Americans

    Social Security benefits will rise 3.6% next year. However, many are questioning if there will be anything left in a decade.
  70. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  71. Should The Economy Scare You?

    The media and government tell us what to believe about the economy, but what's really going on? The effect of U.S. debt, social security and class warfare is larger than you may realize.
  72. What's The Difference Between Retiring In Canada And America?

    American and Canadian governments provide many of the same types of services, but the subtle differences between the two countries are worth noting.
  73. Helping Aging Parents Manage Their Money

    Old age can make dealing with finances difficult. Find out how you can help aging parents manage their finances and estates.
  74. Are You Living Too Close To The Edge?

    If a missed paycheck will make your finances cave in, you must learn how to make proper supports.
  75. Retirement Planning For Those Who Live Past 100

    Can your nest egg survive several decades of retirement?
  76. 5 States That Are Bad For Retirees

    High taxes, poor healthcare and high crime are some of the reasons these states are bad places to retire.
  77. How Obama's Tax Cuts Could Affect Your Retirement

    Obama's tax cuts are supposed to help stimulate the economy, but how will they affect your retirement plans?
  78. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  79. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  80. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  81. Top 5 Underestimated Retirement Expenses

    These expenses are common in nearly everyone's retirement, yet few people properly save to meet these needs.
  82. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  83. How To Maximize Your Retirement Income

    The golden years might not be so golden if you don't have enough cash on hand. Make sure you're maximizing your retirement savings with these strategies.
  84. Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Retirement Dollars

    You finally have some time to yourself and a stable retirement income, so make your spending count.
  85. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  86. Top 5 Critical Retirement Plan Mistakes To Avoid

    These five common retirement mistakes can get you into financial trouble at a point when you most need stability.
  87. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  88. Missing Out On Social Security

    We look at how a retiree's Social Security benefits are affected by the age at which they retire.
  89. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  90. Does Life Insurance Make Sense When You Retire?

    Whether you need life insurance in your retirement depends on your existing insurance and your goals for passing on your wealth.
  91. 8 Toughest Retirement Decisions

    Retirement planning today is much more complicated than in our parents' day.
  92. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  93. Unemployed? Stay Home And Do Some Financial Housecleaning

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  94. 4 Legal Documents You Should Have In The Wake Of September 11

    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is a vivid reminder of how important it is to have your financial affairs in order.
  95. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

    When organizing your affairs, you'll need to be aware of tax rates and other regulations.
  96. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  97. Combating Retirement's Silent Killer: Inflation

    Inflation can devour a once secure nest egg. Learn how to protect yours.
  98. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  99. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  100. 5 Ways To Fund Your Retirement

    Generating income without going to work tends to be a murky concept. Find out how it works.
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