Retirement

  1. Tap Your IRA to Pay for Your Kid's College?

    You can raid your retirement account to pay for your child's college education – but should you?
  2. Top Tips for Advising Clients on RMD Strategies

    Required minimum distributions are a fact of life for those 70.5 and older. Here's how to implement the best strategies for ...
  3. Do You Have a Crummy 401(k)?

    High-cost, outdated plans can keep your retirement portfolio from thriving. Here's what to do – and the 2015 Supreme Court ...
  4. Protecting Your Retirement From Unexpected Events

    Learn how to prepare for retirement by diversifying your investment portfolio, what insurance to buy and how to protect yourself ...
  5. Avoid These Mistakes with Backdoor Roth IRAs

    A Backdoor IRA can help you save for retirement beyond traditional IRAs. Here are some pitfalls to avoid.
  6. How to Advise Clients Behind on Retirement Savings

    Many Americans are behind when it comes to saving for retirement. Here's how advisors can help.
  7. 3 Best Vanguard Target Retirement Funds

    Learn about three Vanguard target retirement funds that offer broad diversification and automatic rebalancing as investors ...
  8. What are the dormant account and escheat rules for 401(k) plans?

    Learn about the dormancy and escheat rules governing 401(k) accounts, how ERISA protects your account from escheatment and ...
  9. How Retirement Plan Admins Trick You Into Saving $

    Some of these persuasion techniques may seem a little sneaky, but they're for your own good.
  10. How Much Do You Need to Retire in the Bahamas?

    The Bahamas may be paradise, but it’s also a financial enigma: low taxes and affordable real estate, but “island prices” ...
  11. Who Should Be Your Life Insurance Beneficiary?

    It might seem logical to just name your young children, but doing so can have undesirable consequences. Here are some better ...
  12. Can You Retire In Italy With $200,000 of Savings?

    The secret: If you want to live in Italy on a budget, you need to live like an Italian, not like an American movie star.
  13. How Much Money Do You Need to Retire in Italy?

    A favorable exchange rate is just one reason Italy makes the list of possible retirement destinations for Americans.
  14. Petrobras Impact on the Brazilian Economy

    How the Petrobas scandal has shaken the Brazilian economy.
  15. What is a 409A nonqualified deferred compensation plan?

    Understand what a deferred compensation plan is and what makes it either qualifying or nonqualifying. Learn about Internal ...
  16. Will 529A plans replace special needs trusts?

    Understand the difference between a 529A plan and a special needs trust. Learn whether or not 529A plans will replace special ...
  17. Are You Picking the Right 401(k) Funds?

    Learn how to get the right mix of funds for your age, how to identify the best funds offered in your 401(k) plan and red ...
  18. Working During 'Retirement?' What You Need to Know

    More workers than ever plan on working another job after they retire. Here are some of the financial implications of doing ...
  19. Can variable annuities be rolled into an IRA?

    Variable annuities are popular in many government retirement plans. But are they transferable to the employee's IRA upon ...
  20. Target Date Funds Can Be Customized: Here's How

    Target date funds will likely become a permanent fixture in the marketplace for the retirement plan sector. Here's how they ...
  21. Why Advisors Should Study Up on ETFs

    Advisors need to know the details around how ETFs can be constructed as well as the potential pitfalls that these funds may ...
  22. T. Rowe Price’s Top Funds for Retirement

    Finding a retirement fund with strong long-term potential in this environment is like finding a needle in a haystack.
  23. Top Mutual Funds for Aggressive Investors

    Do you like high risk and high reward? If so, these mutual funds — believe it or not — might interest you.
  24. Why Millennials May Not Be Able to Retire

    The retirement outlook for millennials may appear grim but it doesn’t have to be. Gen Y still has time, but it needs to get ...
  25. 4 Reasons You Shouldn't Use Your Retirement Savings as a Piggy Bank

    An overview of the effects of borrowing against your retirement savings.
  26. Best Ways to Contact the Social Security Administration

    Navigating the thousands of rules that govern Social Security benefits can be difficult. Thankfully, the Social Security ...
  27. Peers: Your Secret Weapon for Retirement Savings?

    Studies show when individuals see colleagues and peers saving, they're more apt to save more too. It's healthy competition, ...
  28. Enrolled in a Bad 401(k)? Here's How to Deal

    Here's how financial advisors can help clients enrolled in subpar 401(k) plans (and how investors can make the most of one).
  29. Buy a House in the Philippines: A How-To Guide

    Foreign-ownership regulations make it a little tricky, but plan right and you can have a home in paradise.
  30. How Millennials Can Maximize Their 401(k) Plan

    Free advice on how to get free money: an advisor offers tips on how millennials can get the most out of their 401(k).
  31. Is Zynga Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (ZNGA)

    Find out if Zynga is a suitable investment for an IRA. Learn about Zynga's long-term prospects. Is Zynga more appropriate ...
  32. Retirement's Evolution: How to Be Prepared

    For many, retirement might not be the full stoppage of work and living a life of leisure but rather one of slowly phasing ...
  33. Avoid the Most Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  34. 4 Ways to Plan for an Unexpected Early Retirement 

    Retirement often comes earlier than planned. In order to ensure you will have the retirement you envisioned, you need to ...
  35. Generate Income For Retirement with Real Estate

    Learn whether rental income is compatible with your lifestyle, how to identify suitable properties, common pitfalls to avoid ...
  36. Are target-date funds a good investment?

    Discover why target-date funds (TDFs) are a smart choice for many investors looking for a hands-off approach to long-term ...
  37. Can Your 401(k) Impact Your Social Security Benefits?

    Find out why income from a 401(k) does not affect the amount of your Social Security benefits, but how it can impact your ...
  38. How do I calculate the future value of an annuity?

    Find out how to calculate the future value of an ordinary annuity or an annuity due, including how the power of compounding ...
  39. Move to These 5 States & Save Big for Retirement

    Wondering if you can live somewhere that's better for building a nest egg? Don't just stick a pin in the map. Consider these ...
  40. 4 Social Security and Medicare Need-to-Knows

    Retirees know better than anyone that costs are rising, especially health care. So, here we share these 4 considerations ...
  41. 401(k) Rollovers: Which Option Makes You the Most?

    Know the choices that net you the most on a 401(k) rollover – including big tax benefits (capital gains, not income tax) ...
  42. 5 New Players in the 401(k) Space

    These companies represent a new philosophy in the retirement-plan arena that focuses on low costs, transparency and strict ...
  43. Considerations for Your 401(k) During Volatility

    If you can’t stand to sit tight when it comes to your 401k balance, focus on these five steps to help channel your worries ...
  44. 5 Reasons You Might Need a Medigap Plan

    If you find yourself with sizable out-of-pocket expenses despite having Medicare, a Medicare supplement plan – or Medigap ...
  45. Pros & Cons of ETF-Only 401(k) Plans

    Exchange-traded funds are hot; will 401(k)s offering them exclusively get even hotter? The pluses and minuses associated ...
  46. 5 Common Mistakes When Creating a Trust Fund for Your Child

    Trust funds are often established to protect children in the event that their parents are not able to provide for them. Here ...
  47. 4 Companies That Offer ETF-Only 401(k) Plans

    While the universe of 401(k) plans with just exchange-traded funds is small, these companies offer them to small-to-midsize ...
  48. Three Stages of Retirement: A How to Guide to Plan for Them

    Retirement isn't something you can plan for and forget. Your needs will change at different points, which is why you need ...
  49. 7 Ways to Maximize Your Retirement Savings When You Leave the Workforce

    Many people have little saved to live on in retirement. Thankfully there's ways to boost the amount you have saved.
  50. Can you borrow from a Vanguard 401(k)?

    Learn how Vanguard allows its 401(k) participants to take loans against their account with specific borrowing provisions ...
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