Retirement

  1. A Sanity-Saving Retirement Stock Portfolio

    The market rollercoaster has many retirees calling it quits on stocks. Big mistake.
  2. 5 Resources To Learn To Retire Rich

    Find out what you need to know to plan for retirement, and which resources do the best job of showing the way.
  3. 11 Things You May Not Know About Your IRA

    These little-known features will help you get the most out of your retirement savings.
  4. 5 Signs That You're Living Beyond Your Means

    Learn what to watch for before you find yourself drowning in debt or filing for bankruptcy.
  5. Investors are turning to alternatives - should you?

    Your Retirement Portfolio: Diversification & Alternatives

    Why diversification and alternatives can play an important role in your retirement portfolio.
  6. Roth Feature Boosts Benefits For 401(k) And 403(b) Plans

    Roth accounts tend to beat Traditional plans over the long term by providing tax savings.
  7. Discover Master Limited Partnerships

    These unique investments provide significant tax advantages.
  8. Estate Planning Must-Haves For Unmarried Couples

    Society provides benefits to those who wed and punishes those who don't. Find out how to protect yourself.
  9. Working in Retirement While Collecting Social Security?

    What to consider if working in retirement while collecting Social Security.
  10. Are Your Bank Deposits Insured?

    Learn how the FDIC is helping to keep your money in your pockets.
  11. Rainbow Row in Charleston, S.C.

    What $1 Million Buys You in America's Best Retirement Destinations

    Shopping for your dream retirement home in Bellingham, Brevard, Charleston and Tucson
  12. Would A Retirement Plan Overhaul Fix Our Savings Shortfall?

    Would A Retirement Plan Overhaul Fix Our Savings Shortfall?

    There are several theories and ideas about how we can make up for the $6.6 trillion retirement savings shortfall in America. ...
  13. Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

    It makes sense to dip into your savings in some cases, but you must be aware of the potential consequences.
  14. If you're trying to decide between a Roth 401(k) and regular 40(k), these tips will help you choose.

    401(k) Plans: Roth or Regular?

    How to decide which type of 401(k) retirement savings plan makes the most sense for you. Or should you hedge your bets and ...
  15. Maximize your Roth 401(k) returns with these strategies.

    Strategies For Your Roth 401(k)

    A Roth 401(k) can add much to your retirement funds, especially if you start saving early and end up doing well financially. ...
  16. If you’re just staring your career or quickly coming up on retirement age, make retirement planning a top priority throughout your life.

    Smart Ways To Manage Your 401(k)

    Now that 401(k)s have put managing retirement money into employees' hands, you can't just contribute and forget it. How to ...
  17. 2010: The Year To Convert Your IRA

    Thanks to fewer restrictions, it's now easier than ever to convert your traditional IRA into a Roth IRA.
  18. 5 Investments You Can't Hold In An IRA/Qualified Plan

    The list of prohibited investment vehicles is short, but it's important to know what is off limits.
  19. Pick The Perfect Trust

    Trusts are an estate plan's anchor, but the terminology can be confusing. We cut through the clutter.
  20. Reasons To Stay Put During Retirement

    Many retirees choose to travel to warm destiniations and far off locales to live out their golden years. Here are some reasons ...
  21. Bankruptcy Protection For Your Accounts

    Will the plan assets you've worked hard for be safe if you experience a personal financial crisis?
  22. 3 Deadlines For Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

    To take full advantage of new RMD regulations, beneficiaries need to take action before important deadlines.
  23. Combining Your Plan Assets? Not So Fast!

    You might reduce the costs of maintaining more than one account, but you could also be forfeiting tax benefits.
  24. 10 Tips For Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  25. Traditional IRA Deductibility Limits

    Find out where you can take a tax deduction on the contributions you make.
  26. Laid Off? You Can Still Retire

    Joblessness is temporary, but neglecting your retirement savings has permanent consequences.
  27. Designating A Trust As Retirement Beneficiary

    Designating a trust as your IRA beneficiary can be beneficial, but it requires proper planning to avoid problems.
  28. 7 Counterintuitive Retirement Strategies That Work

    We address seven investment misconceptions, and how you can make your retirement plan make sense.
  29. 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.
  30. Estate Planning: 16 Things To Do Before You Die

    Find out what you need to prepare to avoid serious estate planning mistakes.
  31. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  32. 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.
  33. 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. ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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!
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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, ...
  42. 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: ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Why is there a cap on the Federal Insurance Contribution (FICA) tax?

    Find out the history behind the the controversial FICA cap on wages.
  46. 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, ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
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