Retirement

  1. Obama’s Retirement Cap Could Hit Middle Class

    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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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. ...
  6. 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.
  7. Hello, myRA: Retirement Savings for Beginners

    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 ...
  8. America's 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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. ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. If I don't have any kids and want to leave all of my worldly possessions to my dog, ...

    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 ...
  14. 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. ...
  15. Is It Ever Wise To Make Early Withdrawals From Your 401(k)?

    Is It Ever Wise To Make Early Withdrawals From Your 401(k)?

    Investment experts generally frown on early withdrawals from a 401(k) account, but there may be some instances where it's ...
  16. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.
  17. Six Traits Of Successful Retirees

    Six Traits Of Successful Retirees

    Retirement mentor Dennis Miller identifies the six steps he finds most essential to a prosperous retirement.
  18. Why The 4% Retirement Rule Is No Longer Safe

    Why The 4% Retirement Rule Is No Longer Safe

    Some big-name investment firms believe the 4% rule for annual withdrawals is still valid but most advocate greater flexibility ...
  19. Getting The Most From Your 401(k)

    Getting The Most From Your 401(k)

    There are a lot of risks when it comes to building a strong nest egg, and it's important - now more than ever - to take an ...
  20. Avoid 'Winging' Retirement: Don't Make These Investment Mistakes In Your 50s

    Avoid 'Winging' Retirement: Don't Make These Investment Mistakes In Your 50s

    Even with a good, solid retirement program well underway, there are important retirement mistakes to avoid once you're in ...
  21. Six Critical Rules For Successful Retirement Investing

    Six Critical Rules For Successful Retirement Investing

    Specific retirement investing "rule of thumb" tips are helpful, but there are broader guidelines to follow if you want to ...
  22. The Benefits Of Starting An IRA For Your Child

    The Benefits Of Starting An IRA For Your Child

    Many financial experts and educators believe that the earlier children begin learning about money, the better their chances ...
  23. The Big Squeeze On Your Wallet

    The Big Squeeze On Your Wallet

    The Federal Reserve has been printing money to cover some of our debts, but how long can they do so without spawning hyperinflation?
  24. Money Mistakes You Can't Make In Your 40s

    Money Mistakes You Can't Make In Your 40s

    According to Forbes, by 45 years of age, about three times your annual salary should be socked away in savings. Are you on ...
  25. A Million Dollars Isn’t What It Used To Be

    A Million Dollars Isn’t What It Used To Be

    In 2007, an investor with $1 million could earn $60,000 annually on a certificate of deposit. Today, that same CD would earn ...
  26. Tax Tips For The Last Quarter Of 2013

    Tax Tips For The Last Quarter Of 2013

    Tax time may not be right around the corner, but the last quarter of the year is here, so it’s time to get in gear to maximize ...
  27. Magic Retirement Numbers: As Real As Every Elvis On The Las Vegas Strip

    Magic Retirement Numbers: As Real As Every Elvis On The Las Vegas Strip

    Many folks find their "magic retirement number" when they are young and fully believe that if they hit that number, they ...
  28. When The Offense Changes, The Defense Needs To Adapt

    When The Offense Changes, The Defense Needs To Adapt

    Sports are like investing: you don’t blindly use a strategy without considering your opponent’s next move, his strengths, ...
  29. 7 Essential Questions To Ask Aging Parents About Their Finances

    7 Essential Questions To Ask Aging Parents About Their Finances

    No one wants to think about the aging of his or her parents, let alone plan for their death. Unfortunately, aging is a part ...
  30. Tortoises Win The Retirement Race

    Tortoises Win The Retirement Race

    People are having children later in life, which leaves them with less time to accumulate savings for retirement. For late ...
  31. Introduction To Retirement Money Market Accounts

    Introduction To Retirement Money Market Accounts

    Money market funds are used in retirement plans and accounts because they are liquid, stable and pay competitive rates of ...
  32. Getting Shocked By Utility Stocks

    Getting Shocked By Utility Stocks

    Utility stocks are traditionally thought of as safe investments, no matter what happens at Wall Street. A recent analysis ...
  33. Are You Really Retired Just Because You Stopped Working?

    Are You Really Retired Just Because You Stopped Working?

    Retirement doesn't have to mean the end of working, it can be just the end of working to get by every week. Retirement should ...
  34. How To Cut Your Mutual Fund Fees By Up To 90%

    How To Cut Your Mutual Fund Fees By Up To 90%

    Most mutual funds don’t come close to beating the indexes they’re compared against. And yet they carry steep fees for active ...
  35. 5 Ways To Protect And Grow Your Retirement: Whether You’re 45 Or 75 Or Somewhere ...

    5 Ways To Protect And Grow Your Retirement: Whether You’re 45 Or 75 Or Somewhere ...

    Investors who take steps now can shield themselves from the coming challenges thrust upon retirees.
  36. What's The Point Of Owning All This Stuff?

    What's The Point Of Owning All This Stuff?

    Are you a portfolio hoarder, hanging on to poor performers and investments that no longer match your objectives? It's time ...
  37. Washing Trades In A Canadian Registered Account

    Washing Trades In A Canadian Registered Account

    For Canadian RRSP accounts, washing same-day trades and using money market funds to bridge the gap over a multi-day trading ...
  38. 4 Benchmarks To Keep Your Retirement Finances On Track

    4 Benchmarks To Keep Your Retirement Finances On Track

    In today’s near-zero percent interest rate environment the old ways of investing for retirement no longer apply. Learn the ...
  39. How do I list the beneficiaries of my life insurance policies if I have a trust? ...

    How do I list the beneficiaries of my life insurance policies if I have a trust? ...

    Because most states protect life insurance policies from creditors, most buyer questions come from the confusion created ...
  40. The Overlooked Answer To Retirement Woes: Your 401(k)

    The Overlooked Answer To Retirement Woes: Your 401(k)

    Sometimes, landing free money is as easy as asking. Find out how to get the most out of your 401(k) retirement plan.
  41. Investing With A Purpose

    Investing With A Purpose

    Your reasons for investing are bound to change as you go through the ups and downs of life. Setting goals is the first step ...
  42. A Lousy Investment That May Be A Good Source Of Income

    A Lousy Investment That May Be A Good Source Of Income

    In the past few years reverse mortgages have been heavily marketed as the way to become debt, and worry, free. For some seniors ...
  43. Should You Trust Your Instincts On Gold?

    Should You Trust Your Instincts On Gold?

    The trouble with gold is that even as stocks are going up and the gold price is hurting, investors and central banks are ...
  44. Freelancer Or Employer: Identifying Your Next Career Move

    Freelancer Or Employer: Identifying Your Next Career Move

    Although the increasing accessibility of independent contracting has created job opportunities, it is important to remember ...
  45. Should You Borrow Money To Make Investments?

    Should You Borrow Money To Make Investments?

    It's high time investors heed the yellow caution flags waving in front of their margin accounts. Much like the NASCAR driver ...
  46. Will 2014 Mark The Return Of The CD?

    Will 2014 Mark The Return Of The CD?

    If bank rates follow the pattern that yields in the bond market have already begun to set, CD rates may be the first deposit ...
  47. The Pros And Cons Of Pension Maximization

    The Pros And Cons Of Pension Maximization

    Pension maximization can be an effective solution to the single versus joint life payout dilemma that many retirees face. ...
  48. How Long Will You Work When You Should Be Retired?

    How Long Will You Work When You Should Be Retired?

    Many retirees work during retirement, some by choice following a passion and others by necessity to put food on the table ...
  49. The Basics Of A 401(k) Retirement Plan

    The Basics Of A 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Find out why.
  50. 6 Tough Questions To Ask Before Retirement

    6 Tough Questions To Ask Before Retirement

    While the biggest factor in deciding when to retire is whether you still need or want to work, there are many other variables ...
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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