Retirement

  1. Converting Traditional IRA Savings to a Roth IRA

    When is it a good idea to convert traditional IRA funds into Roth IRA funds? And when does it not make sense?
  2. The Priorities of Personal Finance

    Before saving everything for retirement, make sure you're living life now and have insurance in place.
  3. What Do You Need to Know About Annuities?

    There are varying views on annuities. Use this basic information to draw your own conclusions.
  4. Generation X (Gen X)

    Generation X, or Gen X, is the name given to the generation of Americans born between 1961 and 1980. Generation X follows ...
  5. Retirement: The Most Expensive Purchase You’ll Make in Your Life

    Most Americans know that saving for retirement is important. So why aren't they saving more?
  6. How Retirees Should Think About Investing

    Older households are still rebuilding their assets in a post-recession environment. Learn how to think about the task during ...
  1. Investors Share Their Fears Following Election

    We asked, and you answered: what's your biggest financial concern after the 2016 election?
  2. Top 4 Unexpected Expenses to Avoid in Retirement

    No matter how idyllic your retirement plans are, it's important to have contingency funds for these three unexpected—and ...
  3. Retirement Planning: The Costs of Your Location

    Where you officially call home can make a difference in your retirement lifestyle, as it impacts your taxes and other cost ...
  4. Where Retirees Are Falling Short? Living Standard

    Here's why many of the thousands of people retiring revery day are less prepared for retirement than ever before.
  5. Impact of Continuing to Work in Retirement

    What if you just kept working instead of retiring when you reach 65 or 66? Here's how to calculate how it would affect your ...
  6. 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.
  1. 4 Financial Recommendations for Millennials

    Explore four basic financial recommendations for Millennials. Find out why systematic savings, debt reduction and financial ...
  2. 403(b) Plans: The Flaws Teachers Should Know

    Here's a look at the many issues with teacher retirement plans, also known as 403(b) plans.
  3. Is an Estate-Planning Consultant Worth It?

    Hiring a certified estate-planning consultant is almost never a bad idea, especially as the cost of a mistake can be years ...
  4. Should You Have a Supplemental Retirement Plan

    A supplemental retirement plan can enhance your ability to set aside money for retirement when you've exhausted other savings ...
  5. Online Estate Planning: When and When Not to Use It

    Although online estate planning can save you time and money, it’s not the smartest option for everyone. Here are some factors ...
  6. What You Should Know About the Senior Safe Act

    The Senior Safe Act aims to protect seniors from financial scams, and provide a more effective way to find and prosecute ...
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