Retirement

  1. Laid Off? You Can Still Retire

    Joblessness is temporary, but neglecting your retirement savings has permanent consequences.
  2. Traditional IRA Deductibility Limits

    Find out where you can take a tax deduction on the contributions you make.
  3. Designating A Trust As Retirement Beneficiary

    Designating a trust as your IRA beneficiary can be beneficial, but it requires proper planning to avoid problems.
  4. 7 Counterintuitive Retirement Strategies That Work

    We address seven investment misconceptions, and how you can make your retirement plan make sense.
  5. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  6. Business Owners: How To Set Up An SEP IRA

    SEP IRAs are simple to set up and run, making them a popular choice for business owners.
  7. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  8. 7 steps to start saving on your roth 401(k).

    Start Saving With A Roth 401(k)

    Here are the steps to take if you want to choose – and make the most of – a Roth 401(k) as you save for retirement.
  9. Financial planning firms are seeing increased demand for their services just as a talent shortfall becomes more pronounced. Here's what can be done.

    How Advisors Can Fill The Talent Gap

    Financial planning firms are seeing increased demand for their services just as a talent shortfall becomes more pronounced. ...
  10. Eligible For Social Security And A Pension? Lucky! (Or Confused)

    Two critical rules for Americans whose work history qualifies them for both Social Security retirement benefits and a government ...
  11. Secured credit cards work like a debit card, but have a beneficial twist for people needing to build or rebuild a credit history.

    Getting A Secured Credit Card

    Because these cards target consumers with difficulty getting credit, be extra careful to avoid predatory lenders when you ...
  12. Last-Minute Strategies To Help Pay For College

    Find out what to do when your kid is ready for higher education, but you aren't.
  13. Millennials are coming into their own economically, so why are financial advisors still reluctant to give them the attention they deserve?

    Financial Advisors Need To Seek Out This Group NOW

    Millennials are coming into their own economically, so why are financial advisors still reluctant to give them the attention ...
  14. Debunking the 80% Income Replacement Rule

    Take a look at the 80% rule, it suggests that pre-retirees create a savings plan that will replace 80% of their income when ...
  15. An Analysis Of Social Security Benefits And Their Future

    Social Security is a significant driver of the US economy--as good a reason as any to make sure you understand it!
  16. Ssa.gov, the official website for the Social Security Administration, is full of helpful information but finding what you need in the long list of publications, forms and other web resources isn't always easy.

    Using The Social Security Website To Get Answers

    The Social Security website is full of useful information. To save you time, here's a guide – and links – to finding answers ...
  17. Social Security isn't just for the retired. It also pays benefits to the disabled, widows and widowers, children, stepchildren, divorced spouses and more.

    Types Of Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for the retired. It also pays benefits to the disabled, widows and widowers, children, stepchildren, ...
  18. Social Security isn't just for retirement.

    3 Ways to Get Social Security Benefits

    Social Security isn't just for retirement. Learn about all three benefits provided by the Social Security Administration: ...
  19. An overview of the social security website.

    Understanding The Social Security Website

    Go to ssa.gov for all things Social Security. To comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010, its information was rewritten ...
  20. While baby boomers keep the longevity economy surging, look out for a dark fiscal forecast when it comes to retirement planning and long term medical care.

    Passing Boomers Will Leave A Big Economic Wake

    While baby boomers keep the longevity economy surging, look out for a dark fiscal forecast when it comes to retirement planning ...
  21. Why is there a cap on the Federal Insurance Contribution (FICA) tax?

    Find out the history behind the the controversial FICA cap on wages.
  22. There's a lot of talk about the future of Social Security but do you know how this massive government program is funded?

    Who Pays Your Social Security Benefits?

    The short answer is, current earners. Taxes on current wages pay the Social Security benefits of retirees, the disabled, ...
  23. Will I pay taxes on my Social Security payouts?

    Find out if you're one of the people who has to pay federal income taxes on the Social Security benefit you receive.
  24. Can I deduct my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution on my tax return?

    Whether you can deduct IRA contributions on your tax return depends on the type of IRA you have, your participation in an ...
  25. Can I contribute to a Roth IRA and still participate in my employer-sponsored retirement ...

    Find out the rules and limits on contributing to both a Roth IRA and employer-sponsored retirement plan.
  26. Five good reasons to build a career in non-profits right now.

    5 Good Reasons To Build A Career In Nonprofits

    There's never been a better time to work in non-profits. The move makes sense at life stages from just starting out to looking ...
  27. At what age will I be eligible for the maximum Social Security payout?

    The year you choose for collecting your social security will play a large part in determining how much money you'll receive ...
  28. Can I take money out of my Individual Retirement Account (IRA) while working?

    Can I take money out of my IRA plan if I'm still working? Yes, you can take money out of your IRA plan if you’re ...
  29. Of the $58 trillion that will be passed over the next several decades, $26 trillion could go to charity. Here's how to plan for that huge shift.

    How To Plan For The Charitable Giving Boom

    Of the $58 trillion that will be passed over the next several decades, $26 trillion could go to charity. Here's how to plan ...
  30. Will Retirement Be Part of Your Retirement?

    Retirement is changing. The question is how?
  31. With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring.

    Divorce Over 50: Seven Mistakes to Avoid

    With longer lives and women's greater financial independence, divorces at 50+ are soaring. How to avoid money trouble when ...
  32. Special Trusts For Special Needs

    If you or someone you love has a disability, these trusts can help ease the cost of care.
  33. Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for your financial future.

    5 Things To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for ...
  34. Research shows a big disconnect between how many Americans dream of travel during retirement and who saves enough to fund those trips. Don't miss out!

    Retirement Travel: Good And Good For You

    Research shows a big disconnect between how many Americans dream of travel during retirement and who saves enough to fund ...
  35. Top 10 Biggest Retirement Savings Mistakes

    Now that the economy is in recovery, it’s time to begin rebuilding those IRAs and 401(k)s.
  36. Don't face a retirement that goes on long after your money runs out.

    Longevity Insurance for a Comfortable Retirement

    Don't face a retirement that goes on long after your money runs out. Longevity insurance guarantees you income once you reach ...
  37. Here are five common situations where a trust fund makes financial sense.

    Surprising Uses for Trust Funds

    Here are five common situations where a trust fund makes financial sense.
  38. What's the difference between an individual retirement account (IRA) and an annuity? ...

    Both IRAs and annuities are helpful retirement savings tools, but there have distinct difference you need to be aware of ...
  39. What's the difference between an individual retirement account (IRA) and a certificate ...

    Both individual retirement accounts (IRA) and certificates of deposit (CD) are useful savings instruments, but they have ...
  40. Why is Social Security running out of money?

    Find out why you may not have Social Security benefits available to you when it's time to retire.
  41. Can my spouse and children collect my Social Security when I die?

    Under survivor benefits, Social Security provides income for the families of workers who die. If you die, certain family ...
  42. By midlife, you're likely to have accumulated a string of IRAs, 401(k)s and the like.

    Consolidating Your Retirement Money

    By midlife, you're likely to have accumulated a string of IRAs, 401(k)s and the like. This tutorial helps you organize them ...
  43. You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for your employer's health insurance, if it is offered?

    The Employee's Guide To Medicare

    Over 65 and still working? You're eligible to register for Medicare, but should you also opt for your employer's health insurance, ...
  44. To protect against a huge bill for health costs Medicare doesn't cover, you need Medigap insurance or an HMO-like Medicare Advantage plan. How to choose.

    Medigap Vs. Medicare Advantage: Which Is Better?

    To protect against a huge bill for health costs Medicare doesn't cover, you need Medigap insurance or an HMO-like Medicare ...
  45. A new startup - essentially a financial matchmaking service - uses video introductions and algorithms to pair financial advisers with clients.

    How To Find The Financial Advisor Of Your Dreams

    A new startup - essentially a financial matchmaking service - uses video introductions and algorithms to pair financial advisers ...
  46.  Prime your 401(k), 403(b) or other defined contribution plan by using these techniques to boost your average rate of return.

    4 Ways to Maximize Your 401(k)

    Prime your 401(k), 403(b) or other defined contribution plan by using these techniques to boost your average rate of return.
  47. If you're making financial and lifestyle choices based on these retirement myths, you could be missing out on benefits that could give you a better future.

    5 Myths That Could Hurt Your Retirement

    If you're making financial and lifestyle choices based on these retirement myths, you could be missing out on benefits that ...
  48. Why Inflation Is Still A Threat To Your Retirement

    One reason people tend to underestimate their retirement saving needs is that they fail to properly account for the impact ...
  49. New, more-flexible features and current market conditions make old-fashioned whole life insurance worth another look.

    Is Whole Life An Obsolete Product?

    New, more-flexible features and current market conditions make traditional whole life insurance worth another look.
  50. When you're self-employed, your retirement is entirely in your hands.

    Retirement Planning for the Self-Employed

    When you're self-employed, your retirement is entirely in your hands. Learn about the three retirement-savings options best ...
  51. Are the beneficiaries of your IRA or Roth IRA who you now want to get them? How to update if your life's changed since you first filled out the forms.

    Who Gets Your Retirement Accounts?

    Are the beneficiaries of your IRA or Roth IRA who you now want to get them? How to update if your life's changed since you ...
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