Retirement

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  1. Why It's Hard to Find a Custodian for a Self-Directed IRA

    When finding a custodian for a self-directed IRA, look for expertise in the asset classes you want to invest in and a strong ...
  2. Low-Interest-Rates Retirement Planning

    A new survey from BlackRock suggests that investors may be relying too heavily on high returns to guarantee their retirement ...
  3. Working Longer Can Keep You Healthy

    Seniors with full- or part-time jobs – or volunteer work – tend to keep their physical and mental powers primed.
  4. The People Who Should Be On Your Retirement-Planning Team

    As you accumulate wealth, retirement planning can be too complex for just one person. The right team can help you avoid headaches ...
  5. What to Do When Your Target-Date Fund Reaches the Target Year

    Here's what to do when your target-date fund reaches its target year.
  6. What Is a DISC Tax Break and Can It Make You Rich?

    How two brothers used a Domestic International Sales Corporation to get $3 million personal tax breaks. So far, it's legal.
  7. Is it Better to Retire in a Red State or a Blue State?

    Choosing whether to go red or blue when picking out your retirement destination is more than a matter of politics. Here's ...
  8. Why People Are Delaying Retirement

    Baby Boomers are changing retirement. Exactly how, though, is still evolving as the realities of life sometimes clash with ...
  9. What to Do If Your Retirement Account Takes a Hit

    A shrinking retirement account is scary at any age. Here's what to do if your retirement account takes a sudden hit.
  10. Retirement Living: Renting Vs. Home Ownership

    Here are three simple questions you should consider when weighing this decision.
  11. Top 4 Things to Do Before Retiring

    You owe it to yourself to head into retirement prepared. Here are four steps to help outline your best possible plan.
  12. Taxes on Retirement Assets: How to Pay Less

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here's how to plan for the process in the most tax-efficient ...
  13. Why a Repeal of Obamacare Could Be a Boon for Wealthy Investors

    If President Trump succeeds in repealing Obamacare, high net worth investors could see a payoff in more ways than one.
  14. Will the Trump Hiring Freeze Make It Take Longer to Get Social Security?

    President Trump's hiring freeze could leave some new retirees waiting longer to receive their first Social Security benefits ...
  15. Filed for Social Security Too Soon? Two Ways to Fix It

    Have you filed for Social Security too soon? There are two ways that you can fix it.
  16. Which Firms Are Sticking with Fiduciary Rule Changes Anyway?

    The Fiduciary Duty Rule is under scrutiny again and may be scrapped altogether, but that doesn't mean all financial firms ...
  17. How to Make Your Own Retirement Fund

    Making sure you have a large enough nest egg to retire on is a challenge. Here's how to accomplish the task, one step at ...
  18. Why Boomers Aren't Saving Enough for Retirement

    Baby Boomers still aren't saving enough for retirement. Here's what they can do to turn things around.
  19. IRA Taxes: Tips for Reducing What You'll Owe

    Once you retire, taxation on an IRA can become your biggest enemy. Here are a few steps that can help ease the tax burden.
  20. How Much Millennials Should Save to Retire Comfortably

    Millennials may not be worrying about retirement just yet, but they should be thinking about how much they'll need to save ...
  21. How Retirees Should Think About Market Corrections

    Stock market corrections can be scary for retirees living off their investment income. How to cushion the blow.
  22. 4 Risky Moves People Are Making to Buy a Home

    A new study from Owners.com suggests that Americans may be willing to make some risky moves to buy a home in 2017. Here are ...
  23. How Retirees Should Think About Investing

    Older households are still rebuilding their assets in a post-recession environment. Learn how to think about the task during ...
  24. An Overview of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  25. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  26. What is Impact Investing?

    What is impact investing?
  27. 3 Ways Retirees Can Generate Income from Investments

    It's not enough to have savings; those investments have to generate income to last through retirement. Here's how.
  28. Top Alternative Investments for Retirement

    Diversify your retirement portfolio with alternative investments – peer-to-peer lending, precious metals, even Bitcoins.
  29. Millennials Will Be Still Be Working at 75

    A recent study concludes that Millennials will have to work until age 75 to fund their retirement.
  30. Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL)

    CASL is a professional designation for financial advisors who have demonstrated a commitment to helping clients who are older ...
  31. Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan

    Having a comfortable retirement depends on taking maximum advantage of your company's 401(k), if it's offered.
  32. How to Mess Up Retirement and Not Even Know It

    If you’re putting in the work to build your retirement, don't mess it up with costly mistakes.
  33. Best Investment Accounts for Young Investors

    What are the best investment accounts for young investors? A few types to consider.
  34. The Basics of a 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Here's why.
  35. 10 Tips for Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  36. Six Critical Rules for Successful Retirement Investing

    Understand which investment vehicles and strategies build you the most fiscally sound retirement.
  37. Become Your Own Financial Advisor

    If you have some financial know-how, you don’t have to hire someone to advise you on investments. This tutorial will help ...
  38. 401(k) Savings Hit Record Numbers

    Record investing in 401(k) accounts is yielding impressive results for retirement savers.
  39. Didn't Save Enough for Retirement? Your 'Unretirement' Plan

    If you didn't save enough for retirement, these steps will get you through.
  40. 6 Financial Benefits of Moving Into Your 50s and 60s

    The financial benefits of moving into your 50s and 60s can make transitioning into your senior years easier.
  41. Are You Saving Too Much?

    "Spend now! Don't worry about retirement," say some experts. Could they possibly be right?
  42. The Most Popular States to Retire to in the U.S.

    Which are the most popular states to retire to in the U.S.? United Van Lines’ 40th Annual Movers Study has the answers.
  43. Retirement Planning for Couples

    Before you ride (or canoe) off into that sunset together, you need to strategize about a number of issues, from timing to ...
  44. Retirement Planning Basics

    Realizing your post-work goals need not be daunting. We'll tell you everything you need to know to get – and stay – on track.
  45. The Taxes That Come With Target-Date Funds

    The tax inefficiency of target-date funds may make them a bad choice outside of a retirement plan.
  46. When Maxing Out Your 401(k) Isn't a Good Idea

    Maxing out your 401(k) is a great accomplishment, but not always the best thing to do. Here are three times when it doesn't ...
  47. Can President Trump 'Fix' Social Security?

    Donald Trump’s plan to replenish Social Security goes in a very new direction.
  48. 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 ...
  49. Terri Kallsen: Investopedia Profile

    As Executive Vice President of Charles Schwab's Investor Services, Terri Kallsen oversees Schwab’s branch network, Independent ...
  50. Retirement Savings: How Much Is Enough?

    5%? 10%? 15%? Which retirement savings rate is the right one?
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