Retirement

  1. Retirement Plans From Around The World

    Retirement Plans From Around The World

    How does the rest of the world stack up against the U.S. when it comes to planning and saving for retirement?
  2. A letter of intent will help your family when emergency strikes

    Do You Have This Crucial Financial Letter?

    If you don't have a letter of intent in your desk, write one now. Here's why.
  3. Is an indexed annuity the best way to ensure your financial future?

    How Good a Deal is an Indexed Annuity?

    Indexed annuities are marketed as a compromise between fixed and variable-rate products. But watch the fine print!
  4. Bulk Up Your Retirement

    If your business has receiveables, here's a smart way to leverage them to build up your retirement fund – fast
  5. Having no children makes it easier to save for retirement

    Common Retirement Advice That DINKs Can Ignore

    The retirement rules are different when a couple has no kids. Spending more, retiring sooner – all kinds of options open ...
  6. To Love, Honor and Collect: You, Your Spouse and Social Security

    You may have earned your Social Security benefits on your own, but if you’re married, your collection strategy should be ...
  7. Transition to retirement starts way younger than you think

    Peri-Retirement: The New Life Transition

    Use your 30s and 40s to imagine new life options – and try them on for size
  8. Millennials: Let’s Grab A Beer, Burger and a Movie In 2064

    Asking a 25-year old to save money for his 75-year old future self is like asking him to give money to a stranger. But if ...
  9. Which nations have the best pension programs?

    Top Pension Systems in the World

    The U.S. and Canada aren't even close to tops in retiree pensions. Canada ranks 6 of 20 countries; the U.S.,11th.
  10. Women need to catch up with men in 401(k) participation.

    The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the ...
  11. If you're not enjoying work, maybe you should think about switching careers instead of retiring early.

    Don't Retire Early - Change Careers Instead

    Many people who long for early retirement simply may have never known what it's like to enjoy going to work every day. A ...
  12. Financial Literacy

    10 Sobering Findings About America’s Financial Literacy

    April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of financial literacy and encourage Americans to learn ...
  13. Will a Roth or traditional 401(k) build you a better nest egg?

    The 401(k) Choice: Who's Right for a Roth

    Roughly half of U.S. employers offer a Roth 401(k). Anyone whose tax bracket is likely to increase later in life, especially ...
  14. Watch out for these warning signs that millennials are not getting ready for retirement.

    Five Retirement Warning Signs for Millennials

    If Gen Y'ers don't want to keep working forever, here's what they need to do now.
  15. The way for higher-income earners to access Roth IRAs and grow their retirement funds.

    How Can I Fund A Roth IRA If My Income Is Too High To Make Direct Contributions?

    Roth IRAs are not available to you if you are a high income earner - unless you use the following strategy.
  16. 10 Ways to Screw up Your Retirement

    There are many common traps that retirees or soon-to-be-retirees fall into. We’ve laid out the top 10 here to help you avoid ...
  17. Guide: How to Save on Expensive Funeral Costs

    According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the median cost of a funeral in 2012 was $7,045.
  18. Early Bird Doesn't Get The Social Security Worm

    Here’s an eye-opening statistic: 73% of Americans who are collecting Social Security (SS) today are receiving less than their ...
  19. Ignoring the new IRA rollover rule could cost taxpayers plenty

    Avoid Taxes on IRA Rollovers

    For years, IRA owners have been allowed to roll over their money from one IRA to another once a year without penalty, for ...
  20. Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race

    Information on how to get to where you need to be in your retirement savings plan.
  21. Earning Statement

    The Devil in the Details: Five Retirement Budget Proposals

    President Obama got our attention in his State of the Union speech by calling for action on retirement. The President’s budget ...
  22. Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Relying on the wrong ideas about how to file your taxes could cost you plenty.
  23. How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund

    How To Use Your Roth IRA As An Emergency Fund

    Do you feel like you don’t have enough money to save for emergencies and also save for retirement? An often-overlooked feature ...
  24. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” In that same vein: What is worse ...
  25. Turkish protest against invading Syria

    The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that ...
  26. Five Steps To Retire Debt-Free

    Five Steps To Retire Debt-Free

    Retiring without debt is a worthwhile goal, but a difficult one to achieve. If you're up to the challenge, follow these steps ...
  27. The Three Stooges Debunk myRA

    The Three Stooges Debunk myRA

    The mention of a government-backed IRA in Obama’s state of the union address earlier this year may look like a good deal. ...
  28. Five Reasons To Not Bother Retiring

    Five Reasons To Not Bother Retiring

    Here are five reasons it may make sense to forgo a traditional retirement today.
  29. Reverse Mortgages 101

    Reverse Mortgages 101

    Just because you can apply for a reverse mortgage doesn’t mean you should. Get a general idea of how these work, as well ...
  30. Why Unemployment Rates Matter To Your Retirement

    Why Unemployment Rates Matter To Your Retirement

    Undoubtedly, unemployment is important for retirees and soon-to-be retirees. Also important is understanding the inflation ...
  31. 2014 Retirement Benefit Changes

    Retirement Tax Changes For 2014

    To save efficiently for retirement, it pays to keep abreast of tax law changes. Limits on contributions for some plans have ...
  32. Maximizing Your IRA

    Maximizing Your IRA

    Dennis Miller interviews IRA expert Terry Coxon to find out clarify the different types of accounts – and which are right ...
  33. Retirement Woes Remain As Housing, Stock Markets Rebound

    Retirement Woes Remain As Housing, Stock Markets Rebound

    Despite a rebounding stock market and recent housing gains, retiring comfortably remains an elusive goal for the majority ...
  34. How Much Do You Know About 401(k) Fees?

    How Much Do You Know About 401(k) Fees?

    Here is a quick breakdown of fees that most people should know about when they look at their retirement account.
  35. The Ty Cobb Approach To Retirement Investing

    The Ty Cobb Approach To Retirement Investing

    Swinging for the fences isn’t always the best tact when you’re talking about investing.
  36. How Bernanke's Legacy Affects Retirees

    How Bernanke's Legacy Affects Retirees

    Ben Bernanke’s reign as Fed chairman has come to an end, and he’s leaving behind quite the legacy. The effects of this legacy ...
  37. Obama's retirement policy

    Obama’s Retirement Cap Could Hit Middle Class

    President Obama plans to place new limits on how much Americans can contribute to tax-deferred retirement plans. Retirees ...
  38. What Is A Retirement Saver's Tax Credit?

    What Is A Retirement Saver's Tax Credit?

    Here, we take an in-depth look a tax credit designed to provide relief to some people who are saving for retirement.
  39. A Second Look At Bonds

    A Second Look At Bonds

    Traditionally, bonds have been looked at as one of the safest investments around. But Dennis Miller has some analysis that ...
  40. 65 Is Not A Magic Number

    65 Is Not A Magic Number

    Just because you've reached 65 doesn't mean you have to retire - that is, if you don't want to. Read on to find out how your ...
  41. Debt: The Last Social Taboo?

    Debt: The Last Social Taboo?

    Debt need not be a personal tragedy nor a badge of shame. For some, it is simply a practical problem with practical solutions. ...
  42. Pension Promises Go Unfulfilled

    Pension Promises Go Unfulfilled

    Folks who trust in their pensions to carry them in retirement can end up with a fraction of what they were promised.
  43. Barack Obama's myRA

    Hello, myRA: Retirement Savings for Beginners

    A new acronym has been added to the lexicon of savings and retirement plans - the myRA. That stands for My Retirement Account ...
  44. The Frozen Pension Dilemma

    America's Frozen Pension Dilemma

    Unfortunately, there are several factors that have eroded the presence of pension plans in America, and workers need to be ...
  45. Why Americans Still Can't Escape The Recession

    Why Americans Still Can't Escape The Recession

    National statistics indicate that the U.S. economy is finally gaining momentum. So why doesn't it feel that way for many ...
  46. How To Profit During High Inflation

    How To Profit During High Inflation

    Some companies are better than others at pivoting their strategies to overcome inflation or other cost-increasing concerns. ...
  47. Tax-Smart Ways To Help Your Kids/Grandkids Pay For College

    Tax-Smart Ways To Help Your Kids/Grandkids Pay For College

    Learn about plans and accounts that allow you to efficiently save for your child or grandchild’s education while shielding ...
  48. What Baby Boomers Need To Know About Making Out A Will

    What Baby Boomers Need To Know About Making Out A Will

    Squarely addressing the prospect of your own mortality can be upsetting enough. But the financial questions surrounding what ...
  49. If I don't have any kids and want to leave all of my worldly possessions to my dog, ...

    A 1993 law, Section 2-907 of the Uniform Probate Code, changed the treatment of a deceased individual's pet from that of ...
  50. How To Find The Best One-Of-A-Kind Investments For You

    How To Find The Best One-Of-A-Kind Investments For You

    Investors who are seeking to understand lackluster performance also need to understand the underlying causes of their symptoms. ...
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