Retirement

  1. Target Strategies Often Miss The Mark

    Target Strategies Often Miss The Mark

    Before jumping into a tailor-made asset allocation plan, do the research - it will add years to your financial health.
  2. 4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    4 Unusual Ways To Boost Social Security Benefits

    Find out how to work the system to get the highest total benefits the law allows.
  3. When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

    When is the best time to purchase long-term care insurance?

    Long-term care insurance (LTCI) covers the risk that individuals may need medical and custodial care, either at home or in ...
  4. When Your Employer Cuts Your 401(k) Match

    When Your Employer Cuts Your 401(k) Match

    In hard times, companies may stop matching your 401(k) contribution, but there are ways to offset the hit.
  5. Variable Prepaid Forward Contract: Scam Or Safety Net?

    Variable Prepaid Forward Contract: Scam Or Safety Net?

    Top executives can benefit from this kind of contract, but is it at the expense of the shareholders?
  6. Refusing An Inheritance

    Refusing An Inheritance

    Contrary to popular belief, inheriting assets isn't always a good thing. Find out what to do if you want to disclaim them. ...
  7. What documents should I have ready in case my partner or I should die?

    What documents should I have ready in case my partner or I should die?

    Estate planning is one of those topics that most people avoid dealing with until they're forced to. Because of this, many ...
  8. Which of the following accounts does ERISA cover?

    Which of the following accounts does ERISA cover?

    A. IRA B. State employee pension planC. Corporate defined-benefit planD. Coverdell savings account Answer: CThe correct answer ...
  9. Using Age-Based Funds In Your 401(k)

    Using Age-Based Funds In Your 401(k)

    If you prefer a "hands-off" approach to saving for retirement, target-date funds may be for you.
  10. Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

    Dollar-Cost Averaging Pays

    Get the most out of your mutual fund by using this simple but powerful strategy.
  11. What's The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    What's The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    Make sure your golden years are golden, not merely a struggle for existence.
  12. Know The Rules For Roth 401(k) Rollovers

    Know The Rules For Roth 401(k) Rollovers

    Rolling a Roth 401(k) into a Roth IRA is usually the optimal thing to do.
  13. Attend Grad School For Free

    Attend Grad School For Free

    Securing funding for your education isn't always the easiest thing to do, but there are some ways to get assistance.
  14. What is the

    What is the "three-legged stool"?

    The "three-legged stool" was a retirement terminology from the past that many financial planners used to describe the three ...
  15. A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    A Look At The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax

    For those who encounter this tax, it can be costly. Find out how to navigate this complicated tax arrangement.
  16. Retirement Lessons To Teach Your Children

    Retirement Lessons To Teach Your Children

    If your retirement plan hasn't worked out, at least your children can learn from your mistakes.
  17. Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Transfer Retirement Savings When You Change Jobs

    Half of Americans lose their nest eggs when they switch careers. Learn why you should avoid this trap.
  18. Business Owners: Avoid Enron-esque Retirement Plans

    Business Owners: Avoid Enron-esque Retirement Plans

    If your business administers a retirement plan, you should recognize what's at stake.
  19. On This Day In Finance: July 21 - WorldCom Files For Bankruptcy

    On This Day In Finance: July 21 - WorldCom Files For Bankruptcy

    At one time the second largest long distance phone company in the U.S., WorldCom was forced to file for bankruptcy on July ...
  20. Subaccounts: As Good Their Clone Funds?

    Subaccounts: As Good Their Clone Funds?

    Variable annuity subaccounts are virtual clones of mutual funds but they have their own CUSIP number and their historical ...
  21. You CAN Retire In A Recession

    You CAN Retire In A Recession

    Just because you receive your gold watch during a recession, doesn't mean you can't retire on time.
  22. Write Covered Calls To Increase Your IRA Income

    Write Covered Calls To Increase Your IRA Income

    Covered calls may require more attention than bonds or mutual funds, but the payoffs can be worth the trouble.
  23. 4 Wealth-Building Secrets

    4 Wealth-Building Secrets

    Protect what you have while shifting risk is the motto of the rich. Find out how a life insurance policy can help you do ...
  24. What is pension maximization?

    What is pension maximization?

    Pension maximization refers to a strategy for choosing a payout option at the time of your retirement. Employees near retirement ...
  25. Funding Your Retirement Is No Joke

    Funding Your Retirement Is No Joke

    Saving for your golden years is an important goal, especially since so many Americans don't save a penny.
  26. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  27. Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

    Which statement(s) is/are FALSE about market risk?

    I. It is mitigated by writing calls.II. It includes the risk the investor will lose invested principal.III. It is the same ...
  28. What is long-term care?

    What is long-term care?

    Long-term care refers to a collection of services that are intended to meet the medical and non-medical needs of disabled ...
  29. What are activities of daily living (ADL)?

    What are activities of daily living (ADL)?

    Activities of daily living (ADL) refer to daily activities that individuals normally do, unassisted, to take care of themselves. ...
  30. Helping Your Clients Face The Financial Reality Of Retirement

    Helping Your Clients Face The Financial Reality Of Retirement

    Altering retirement plans is tough, but when the retiree is unprepared, it's very necessary.
  31. Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Your Retirement Saviour: Entertainment

    Put down those brokerage statements and pick up a Nintendo Wii handset.
  32. Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

    Why should I invest in the market when I can buy and sell houses or cars?

    This is a classic investor dilemma. When the markets are roaring, with 15-20% returns, it is tough to imagine putting your ...
  33. Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    Turnover Ratios Weak Indicator Of Fund Quality

    This indicator is not as important as some investors might think.
  34. 6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    6 Millionaire Traits That You Can Adopt

    The most successful people have more in common than just money. Find out what you can learn.
  35. Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Employee Benefits: How To Know What To Choose

    Starting a new job is stressful but you don't need to sweat about setting up a benefits package.
  36. 6 Biggest Millionaire Flops

    6 Biggest Millionaire Flops

    If you have lost money, you're not alone, but at least you can put some blame on the market.
  37. Is The Supreme Court Ruining Your Retirement?

    Is The Supreme Court Ruining Your Retirement?

    Your actions may make the difference between a cushy retirement and taking a part-time job when you're 70.
  38. 8 Signs Of A Doomed Stock

    8 Signs Of A Doomed Stock

    Companies provide distress signals long before they go under. Find out how to read them.
  39. Should You File For Bankruptcy?

    Should You File For Bankruptcy?

    Find out how to determine whether this option will help or hurt your financial situation.
  40. A lot of retirement projections seem to assume an 8% rate of return. Is this realistic?

    A lot of retirement projections seem to assume an 8% rate of return. Is this realistic?

    Many financial advisors would feel that an 8% rate of return is too high, and are more likely to work with 4-5% estimated ...
  41. Voluntary 401(k) Contributions: A Thing Of The Past?

    Voluntary 401(k) Contributions: A Thing Of The Past?

    Contributing to your retirement plan may no longer be voluntary, but automatic enrollment has a number of benefits.
  42. Borrowing From Your Retirement Plan

    Borrowing From Your Retirement Plan

    Left with no alternative but to take money out from your retirement savings? Here are some guidelines.
  43. Cut Wasteful Spending For A Rich Retirement

    Cut Wasteful Spending For A Rich Retirement

    Diverting cash away from unnecessary frills and into investments can mean the difference between retiring rich, or not retiring ...
  44. The Bright Side Of The Credit Crisis

    The Bright Side Of The Credit Crisis

    Find out how this tough economic period can be a learning experience for all.
  45. Designating A Minor As An IRA Beneficiary

    Designating A Minor As An IRA Beneficiary

    Leaving liquid assets like cash or securities to minors can be a complicated procedure. Make sure you understand how your ...
  46. 6 Ways To Save Money This Summer

    6 Ways To Save Money This Summer

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  47. 10 Last-Minute Retirement Tips

    10 Last-Minute Retirement Tips

    The months leading up to your retirement can be the most crucial in terms of planning. Review your insurance, make a budget ...
  48. Losing Your Job: From A To Z

    Losing Your Job: From A To Z

    Job loss can be devastating. Learn how to anticipate it and quickly get back on your feet.
  49. How To Lay Off Staff

    How To Lay Off Staff

    Firing employees isn't easy, but it is simple: be honest, be compassionate and be quick
  50. 5 Ways To Lose Your Retirement Nest Egg

    5 Ways To Lose Your Retirement Nest Egg

    These common mistakes can put your savings at risk. Find out how to avoid them.
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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