Retirement

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Infographic - Catching Up In The Retirement Race

    Information on how to get to where you need to be in your retirement savings plan.
  9. 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 ...
  10. Five Tax Myths That Can Cost You Cash

    Relying on the wrong ideas about how to file your taxes could cost you plenty.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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. ...
  16. Five Reasons To Not Bother Retiring

    Here are five reasons it may make sense to forgo a traditional retirement today.
  17. 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 ...
  18. Why Unemployment Rates Matter To Your Retirement

    Undoubtedly, unemployment is important for retirees and soon-to-be retirees. Also important is understanding the inflation ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Maximizing Your IRA

    Dennis Miller interviews IRA expert Terry Coxon to find out clarify the different types of accounts – and which are right ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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.
  23. The Ty Cobb Approach To Retirement Investing

    Swinging for the fences isn’t always the best tact when you’re talking about investing.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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. ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. How To Profit During High Inflation

    Some companies are better than others at pivoting their strategies to overcome inflation or other cost-increasing concerns. ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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. ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

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

    Retirement mentor Dennis Miller identifies the six steps he finds most essential to a prosperous retirement.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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?
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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