Retirement

  1. Top 5 Things To Do When You Retire

    After punching a time clock for decades, the prospect of retirement’s unlimited free time might seem a little bit intimidating.
  2. Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid On Your 401(k)

    Today’s workers are most likely to depend on a 401(k) plan to fund their retirement. To help your 401(k) grow, avoid these ...
  3. When Am I Eligible For Medicare?

    You’re eligible for Medicare when you reach age 65 or meet other requirements.
  4. When Not To Open A Roth IRA

    If you’re in your peak earning years now, you’re better off postponing the tax hit until you retire by investing in a traditional ...
  5. Where Should I Retire?

    Money will probably play a big role in determining where you live in retirement. But other factors merit consideration, as ...
  6. Who Gets Your Retirement Accounts?

    It’s important to review your financial beneficiary designations every year or two, or whenever you experience a major life ...
  7. How to Manage Retirement Account Withdrawals

    Drawing down your retirement accounts is a complex task that requires expertise.
  8. How IRA Dividends Are Taxed

    Money in an IRA isn’t taxed until retirement, but its funds receive different tax treatment once money is withdrawn.
  9. Going Back to Vietnam to Retire: A How-to Guide

    Family ties to this Southeast Asian country may drive a desire to spend your retirement there. If so, here are several factors ...
  10. Do Wealthy Parents Raise Wealthy Kids?

    Researchers are finding that it’s a lot easier to crack the top tier of income earners if your parents made it there before ...
  11. The Key Differences Between ETFs And Mutual Funds

    Given the distinctions between the two kinds of funds, which one is better for you? It depends, so read on.
  12. Going Back to the Dominican Republic to Retire

    Aiming to return to your roots by taking up residence in the Dominican Republic? Some basic things you should know about ...
  13. How Secure Is Social Security?  

    Social Security is nowhere near bankruptcy. Even if there is no fix in the next 20 years, reduced benefits could be paid ...
  14. Retirement Planning For The Self-Employed

    Recent studies show that most self-employed Americans are saving little, if anything, for retirement. But making an investment ...
  15. 7 of the Worst Retirement Planning Blunders

    Many financial blunders can break someone during their golden years. Here are seven of the worst decisions a retiree can ...
  16. The 401(k) Gender Gap

    In a recent study, banking-giant Wells Fargo uncovered a 4% gap between men and women in 401(k) plan participation.
  17. 7 Signs You’re Spending Too Little In Retirement

    Underspending in retirement isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can lead to some avoidable hardships.
  18. What Is a Good 401(k) Match?

    The most common employer match is 50 cents on the dollar of up to 6% of your salary. In most cases you should contribute ...
  19. Returning to the Philippines to Retire

    Aiming to return to your roots by taking up residence in the Philippines? Some basic things you should know about settling ...
  20. Going Back to China to Retire: A How-to Guide

    If your family comes from China, it may seem natural to think of retiring there, but it could be difficult to do so unless ...
  21. Why Working to 70 and Older Makes Financial Sense

    Retiring early is the goal for many, but waiting until 70 has its benefits. Not only will your finances get a boost but so ...
  22. Funding Your IRA vs. Your Roth IRA, Which First?

    The answer depends on where you are in your career and personal life each year. Here are some scenarios and rules to think ...
  23. IRA Taxes: How to Make Sure You Pay Less

    Once you retire, taxation on an IRA can become your biggest enemy. Here are a few steps that can help ease the tax burden.
  24. Keough vs. SEP: Small Business Retirement Plans

    Running your own company can lead to great personal satisfaction, but it can make planning for retirement a huge headache. ...
  25. Top Reasons Not to Roll Over Your 401(k) to an IRA

    Five cases in which keeping your plan in place – or employing another non-IRA strategy – is the better move.
  26. Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability?

    When it comes to qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you either do or you don’t. Here's how to find out ...
  27. Here's How To Care For Your Pet (Financially) After You're Dead

    Find out how to protect and provide for your pet after you pass away.
  28. 5 Ways To Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  29. Returning to Colombia to Retire

    When retiring abroad in a country where you have a family connection, top considerations include healthcare, double taxation, ...
  30. Top 5 Retirement Cities in Greece: Which for You?

    Greece has blue skies, beaches, nightlife, hiking trails, olive groves and ancient history. Choose the place that matches ...
  31. Going Back to India to Retire: A How-to Guide

    If your family hails from this land of vibrant culture and ancient traditions, retiring in India may be an ideal choice, ...
  32. Buying Annuities in a Low Interest Rate World

    Learn if buying an annuity makes sense in a low interest rate environment. Also discover the different types of annuities ...
  33. 4 Ways to Reduce Retirement Plan Fees

    Learn about why fee minimization is important for retirement investors and discover how to avoid some of the most common ...
  34. Will quitting your job hurt your 401(k)?

    Learn about what to do with a 401(k) plan balance once you leave a job to help ensure that you don't damage your long-term ...
  35. Best Performing Target-Date Funds

    Learn about the three best-performing target-date mutual funds (TDFs) from T. Rowe Price, Schwab and Vanguard with target ...
  36. 6 Benefits You're Required by Law to Offer Your Employees

    Learn about the benefits that a business must offer to employees, such as family and medical leave, as well as various forms ...
  37. 5 Reasons to Rethink Retirement Investing

    Wherever you fall on a retirement crisis, consider these 5 reasons to rethink your investing strategy.
  38. Should You Pay Someone to Create a Retirement Plan?

    Nobody likes to pay for help, but it may be necessary to shell out the extra cash for proper retirement planning help.
  39. Going Back to Mexico to Retire: A How-to Guide

    Looking to spend your post-working days in your own or your parents’ birthplace? Here is what you need to know to plan your ...
  40. 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.
  41. How does my spousal Social Security benefit work?

    Understand the basics of spousal Social Security benefits, when you are eligible to apply, and how your age and employment ...
  42. The Best Strategies to Maximize Your 401(k)

    Use these tips to watch your retirement nest egg grow from quarter to quarter.
  43. 4 Roth IRAs with the Lowest Expense Ratios (SCHB, VTI)

    Discover why funds with low expense ratios are important for retirement portfolios, and find out about some of the lowest ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. Roth 401(k), 403(b): Which Is Right for You?

    Learn how to decide between a traditional or Roth version of the 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) retirement plans to help you build ...
  47. Going Back to Ecuador to Retire: A How-to Guide

    Spending your retirement years in Ecuador can be an affordable and attractive proposition, provided you know the country's ...
  48. The Ten Commandments of Personal Finance

    Here are the simple financial Ten Commandments that, when faithfully followed, can lead to a secure economic future.
  49. Is the New myRA Plan Right for You?

    The new myRA accounts seem to deliver on their promise of being “simple, safe and affordable.” Just be prepared for paltry ...
  50. 5 Reasons to Start a Business After You Retire

    It can be beneficial in any number of ways: mentally, occupationally and even financially.
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