Retirement Articles

  1. 5 Unusual IRA Investments Options

    These investment vehicles are less common, but could provide great returns while diversifying your retirement holdings.
  2. The Rapture Retirement Plan

    The May 21 "Rapture" has come and gone, but many people still live their financial lives like they expect the world to end.
  3. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  4. 6 Estate Planning Must-Haves

    You need an estate plan even if you don't have significant assets. Learn what you need to include in yours.
  5. 5 Ways To Generate Income During Retirement

    Find out how to add supplementary income to your retirement savings and live comfortably in your golden years.
  6. Retirement Savings: Tax-Deferred Or Tax-Exempt?

    There advantages and disadvantages to both types of savings accounts. Find out which one is right for you.
  7. 5 Retirement Planning Mistakes You Might Already Be Making

    If you're making any of these mistakes you might be delaying your golden years.
  8. Mutual Fund Or ETF: Which Is Right For You?

    Learn the differences between these investment products and how to take full advantage.
  9. The 401(k) Investor: A Retirement Plan That Works

    "Save as much as I can" isn't going to cut it. You need an effective approach to make sure your retirement nest egg doesn't fall short.
  10. Options On Gold And Silver ETFs

    Trading the commodities can mean extra expenses. These commodity-based ETFs give you the flexibility of trading like stocks.
  11. 6 Benefits Of Retiring Later

    Early retirement is a pipe dream for most Americans. But the reality is, there are some perks to stretching out the lifespan of your career.
  12. A Guide To Investing In Oil Markets

    Find out how to take advantage of this market without having to open a futures account.
  13. Retirees: Save Money On Your Long-Term Travel

    Learn tips for making your retirement travels affordable and enjoyable.
  14. The Danger Of A 401(k) Flameout

    It looks like the 401(k) has failed, but what are the repercussions, and how can you protect yourself?
  15. A Primer On Defined-Benefit Pension Plans

    Most of us will rely on a pension plan in the future, so it's best to know the details of the various plans before signing up.
  16. 4 Things To Consider Before Becoming An Estate Executor

    Executing a will takes more work than you might think. Make sure you are up to the task before agreeing to be an executor.
  17. 4 Ways To Minimize Estate Taxes

    These four strategies will ensure that most of your money goes to your loved ones, and not to the government.
  18. 9 Things To Know About Retiring In 2011

    Retiring is a big step. Find out how to get prepared now.
  19. Why You Shouldn't Retire Away From Home

    Retiring in a tropical paradise may seem attractive, but consider these factors before packing your bags.
  20. Retiring Without A 401(k)? Here's What To Do

    While you are a disadvantage, it doesn't mean you can't make your retirement budget work without a company-sponsored plan.
  21. 6 Places To Retire For Low Income Taxes

    These states offer unique tax benefits for their long-term citizens.
  22. Fees Big Investors Don't Pay

    Find out about the big savings that wealthy traders enjoy over smaller investors.
  23. Can You Deduct Your IRA Contributions?

    We help you answer this important question, which is determined by whether you are considered an "active participant".
  24. Do Canadians Really Pay More Taxes Than Americans?

    We look at the difference in tax rates and services offered on both sides of the border.
  25. An Overview Of Retirement Plan RMDs

    Make your deadlines for required minimum distributions and save more of your nest egg.
  26. 10 Strange Will And Testaments

    From dogs to practical jokes, the wealthy sometimes leave their money to strange causes.
  27. The Great Canadian Tax Quiz

    How much do you know about the taxes you pay? Here's a list of 10 tax questions to test your knowledge.
  28. How To Correct Ineligible (Excess) IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Learn how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  29. How To Choose The Right Executor For Your Estate

    Making a careful choice now can save your heirs from a lot of problems later.
  30. Canadians: The 5 Fastest Ways To Save For A Down Payment

    Some methods of saving for a down payment are faster than others. Here are five tried and true ways to get into a house faster.
  31. Business Owners: How To Set Up An SEP IRA

    SEP IRAs are simple to set up and run, making them a popular choice for business owners.
  32. Tips For Moving Retirement Plan Assets

    Moving assets is common when changing jobs or retiring, but you have to do this carefully to avoid penalties.
  33. Top Tax Tips For Retirees

    Filing your taxes during retirement can be just as time consuming as when you were employed. We have some tips to help you out.
  34. An Introduction To Correcting Ineligible IRA Contributions

    Eager to save for retirement? Find out how to avoid overpayment penalties.
  35. 5 Things To Consider When Choosing Where To Retire

    Climate, taxes and property values all play a part in selecting the best places to retire.
  36. Tax Deductions You May Be Missing

    Knowing the tax deductions you're entitled to can make or break your bank account.
  37. Getting Through The Medicare Part D Maze

    Having trouble sorting through your prescription drug coverage options? We offer some solutions to the confusing process of selecting the right Medicare Part D coverage for you.
  38. Choosing The Best Disability Insurance

    Social Security benefits can be hard to collect. Find out why you need disability insurance to protect your income, and learn how to choose the right policy for you.
  39. 6 Credit Mistakes Retirees Make

    While children and adult offspring often look to their elders for wisdom, not all seniors are the best source for financial advice.
  40. 5 Growing Jobs For Retirees

    We'll look at the industries and specific jobs that are attracting post-retirement employees, and post-retiree jobs with good prospects.
  41. 10 Tax Benefits For The Self-Employed

    Running your own business has both personal and financial perks.
  42. 6 Problems With 401k Plans

    If you pay attention to the problems here, you will be able to avoid the negative effects and meet your retirement goals.
  43. TFSA Or RRSP?

    Canadians now have two options for retirement savings. Find out how to figure out which one's best for you.
  44. What Billionaires Do After Retirement

    Retirement as a billionaire may sound like heaven, but for some, their work has only begun once they collect their gold Rolex.
  45. Increase Your Tax Refund With Above-The-Line Deductions

    Find out about these deductions and how you can use them to lower your tax bill.
  46. An Overview Of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  47. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  48. The 5 Consequences Of A Working Retirement

    Our vision of retirement is rapidly changing, as many Americans fully expect to work through their golden years. Find out the pros and cons of being employed for life.
  49. 5 Careers You Never Retire From

    If you'd like the option to continue working in your field into your golden years, check out these careers.
  50. Strategies For Determining The Market's True Worth

    Learn the strengths and weaknesses of passive and active management when trying to uncover the overall market's worth.
  51. 4 Alternatives To Traditional Mutual Funds

    A rich offering of attractive alternatives have the open-ended mutual fund facing obsolescence.
  52. Surviving Without The Social Security COLA

    The cost of living adjustment has been eliminated; we look at the options retirees have to make up for this shortfall.
  53. How To Save More For Your Retirement

    The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 made it easier to prepare for the future. Will you be ready?
  54. 5 Top CEOs On Twitter

    These high-powered CEOs are on Twitter, sharing their thoughts on business, politics and current events. Find out what's on these millionaire CEOs' minds.
  55. Top 3 Challenges Facing Social Security

    The first official Social Security card was given out in 1936 and while the system is still paying out, a lot has changed.
  56. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  57. The Redefined Retirement Dream

    After 2008's market crash, the pretty picture of retirement looks very different. Learn what the new definition of "retirement" will mean for you.
  58. A Social Security Reality Check

    Recessions and depleted Social Security funds could derail your post-work plans. Find out how to stay on track.
  59. The 10 Most Important Tax Tips Of 2010

    Make the most of the last few days of the year by taking advantage of these 10 tax tips before 2010 ends.
  60. The Millionaire's Retirement Plan

    We show you how to hit the millionaire mark step by step.
  61. 10 Money-Saving Year-End Tax Tips

    Getting organized well before the deadline will curb your frustration and your tax liability.
  62. 7 Signs Your Pension Fund Is In Trouble

    Even if you're lucky enough to have a pension plan, you can't assume it'll pay out.
  63. Tips On How To Use IRAs To Boost Retirement Savings

    According to the Trustees of the Social Security Fund, the fund will be depleted by 2037. Are you ready?
  64. Retiring In 2011? What You Need To Know

    If you stay abreast of economic and legislative developments and adapt to new circumstances, you can still retire with confidence.
  65. 5 Steps For Avoiding Retirement Postponement Syndrome

    People who work to organize their finances can avoid postponing retirement and plan for the future.
  66. 3 Retirement Account Rules To Know

    Stay up-to-date on regulation amendments to avoid penalties as well as take advantage of new opportunities.
  67. 6 Things To Know About Social Security In 2011

    Staying aware of the changes in this important government program will help you be better prepared in both your present and future financial planning efforts.
  68. What's The Difference Between Medicare And Medicaid?

    One program is for the poor; the other is for the elderly. Learn which is which.
  69. 3 Common Excuses For Not Contributing To A Retirement Plan

    If you're not participating in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, there may be some easy solutions.
  70. Introduction To Currency Futures

    The forex market is not the only way for investors and traders to participate in foreign exchange.
  71. 401(k) Fees You Need To Know

    Many workers are largely unaware of the various fees that their plans charge them, or what the fees are for.
  72. 6 Important Retirement Plan RMD Rules

    Paying taxes is inevitable - that's why you need to learn about the rules for required minimum distributions.
  73. Top 10 Tips For A Financially Safe Retirement

    You've worked hard to secure enough to retire, so make sure you keep it safe.
  74. Why Your Will Should Name Designated Beneficiaries

    Find out how to make the tough decisions when it comes to choosing who will receive your assets and how they will be paid out.
  75. How Much Social Security Will You Get?

    You've been paying in for years - now it's time to find out what the system owes you.
  76. 5 Tricks For Stretching Your Social Security Benefits

    Here are five clever tips for stretching your Social Security dollar as far as possible.
  77. Should You Convert To A Roth IRA In 2010?

    Learn how to keep more of your money out of the tax man's pocket come retirement.
  78. Tax Treatment Of Roth IRA Distributions

    Learn the requirements for withdrawing funds tax and penalty free.
  79. Capital Gains Tax 101

    Find out how taxes are applied to your investment returns and how you can reduce your tax burden.
  80. Retirement: Which Generations Are The Best Savers?

    Most of us know we're not saving enough for retirement, but what generation is ahead in the race?
  81. Roth 401(k), 403(b): Which Is Right For You?

    Learn how to decide between a 401(k), 403(b) or Roth to help you build your nest egg.
  82. Traditional IRA Deductibility Limits

    Find out where you can take a tax deduction on the contributions you make.
  83. Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  84. Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds

    Get into ETFs and enjoy the benefits of a mutual fund with the flexibility of a stock.
  85. 2010: The Best Time To Die?

    This may be the year that will be least affected by estate taxes.
  86. Top 6 Unusual Money-Saving Tips

    Sometimes coupon clipping and bargain hunting aren't enough to make your income cover your expenses. It may be time to try these frugal finance tips.
  87. When Paying Off Debt With Your 401(K) Makes Sense

    The experts warn against touching your retirement savings early, but there are situations where it is the best financial decision.
  88. Don't Forget The Kids: Save For Their Education And Retirement

    Retirement and education financing are the two most important planning items for taxpayers.
  89. Top Tips For Maxing Out Your Retirement Account

    If you are behind in your retirement plan contributions for the year, this is the time to figure out how to catch up.
  90. How To Budget For An Irregular Income

    Find out how to live comfortably through both fat and lean years.
  91. Will You Have To Delay Your Retirement?

    With increasing healthcare costs, a longer life and a depleting Social Security fund, will you have to work until you physically can't?
  92. Quiz: How Do Your Finances Measure Up?

    We look at average American debt, credit scores and much more so you can find out how you stack up.
  93. Rolling Over Company Stock: A Decision To Think Twice About

    It may be more beneficial for you to pay tax now than deferring it to an IRA. We show you how and why.
  94. What Does Medicare Cover?

    Don't assume you're insured. Find out what you can expect from this healthcare program.
  95. Top 7 Signs Your Pension Fund Is In Trouble

    How to tell if your company’s pension is being depleted - will there be anything left for you?
  96. Avoiding "Prohibited Transactions" In Your IRA

    To avoid jeopardizing your IRA assets, find out what transactions are prohibited.
  97. September 30: A Key Date For Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

    Unless certain action is taken by this date, distribution rules can put the youngest inheritor at a disadvantage.
  98. How To Avoid Taxation On Life Insurance Proceeds

    Decrease the value of your taxable estate and prevent the tax man from getting you one last time.
  99. Why Retirees Can't Count On Muni Bonds

    Interest may not be tax-exempt for seniors with Medicare or Social Security benefits.
  100. Debt, Savings, Retirement: Where Should Your Money Go?

    Come up with a money management plan that will help you allocate your funds effectively.
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