Retirement Investing & Saving

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  1. 6 Ways to Ruin Your Retirement

    We all look forward to one day leaving the rat race behind and enjoying our golden years. But it's not a sure thing. Check ...
  2. How Retirees Need to Rethink Social Security Income

    Social Security was never meant to fund your retirement in full.
  3. Retire a Millionaire in 10 Steps

    Having a million-dollar portfolio is a retirement dream for many people but making that dream come true requires some serious ...
  4. Should I Invest in Stocks During My Retirement?

    Your financial situation and personal risk tolerance will dictate the amount of stock you want in your retirement portfolio. ...
  5. Advisors: Clients Must Take First RMD by April 1

    Many Baby Boomers must take their first RMDs from retirement accounts this year.
  6. A Look at Betterment's 401(k) Platform

    Betterment's online 401(k) platform is gaining steam. Here's how it works.
  7. Terri Kallsen: Investopedia Profile

    As Executive Vice President of Charles Schwab's Investor Services, Terri Kallsen oversees Schwab’s branch network, Independent ...
  8. Use Your Tax Refund for an IRA

    The U.S. Treasury Department is making it easier than ever for taxpayers to get a jump on their retirement savings with a ...
  9. What Your 401(k) Can Look Like in the Next 20 Years

    Discover how time and compounded growth of earnings can help even a modest 401(k) plan balance grow to a significant sum ...
  10. Why High Income Workers Should Be Maxing Out Their 401(k)s in 2017

    If you're pulling in a bigger salary, there are two important reasons to consider making the most of your 401(k) in the new ...
  11. Lump Sum Versus Regular Pension Payments

    If you're about to retire, you may be facing this dilemma soon. Find out what your options are.
  12. A Rough Guide to Your Future Retirement Needs

    Use this fairly simple calculation for a rough estimate of how much you need to save for retirement.
  13. The Problems With 401(k) Rollovers Part 2

    Investment advice and options should be taken into when considering rolling over a 410(k).
  14. 5 Ridiculously Simple Steps to Have More Money in 2017

    Do this to have more money by the end of 2017.
  15. Is Your Retirement Plan on Track?

    Sooner or later that day will come. How to tell if you're ready and what to do if you need a course correction.
  16. The More We Make, the Harder it Becomes to Retire

    Increasing your income means you will receive a lower percentage of your income in Social Security.
  17. How to Save More for Your Retirement

    Be sure you know all the tax-advantaged ways in which you can save more for retirement.
  18. 6 Financial Lessons to Master by the Time You're 30

    Once you hit your 30s, it is time to get serious about your finances and money skills. Here are the top money lessons you ...
  19. Should I Rely on Social Security for Retirement?

    Here's what you may not know about our Social Security system and how it can affect your future.
  20. Don't Let Sequential Risk Ruin Retirement Plans

    Trying to plan your retirement date around future market forecasts can be futile.
  21. The Pros and Cons of Thrift Savings Plan Rollovers

    Is rolling over a Thrift Savings Plan into an IRA the right move? Here's what to consider.
  22. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" retirement portfolio can differ from one investor to another, but some themes hold true no matter what.
  23. Here’s How to Use Your Roth IRA for Estate Planning

    The concept of Roth IRA estate planning may be a new one to you, but putting it to work for your heirs is as easy as 1-2-3.
  24. How You Can Save for Retirement Without a 401(k)

    The majority of Americans are not very confident about having enough for retirement.
  25. How to Invest During Your Retirement Years

    Having the right investment strategy is crucial for retirees who do not want to outlive their money.
  26. Are dividends the best way to make money for retirement?

    Using dividends for retirement income can provide a hedge against a variety of risks, but investors need to be aware of the ...
  27. The Problems With 401(k) Rollovers Part 1

    These are some of the most important issues to consider when deciding whether to roll over a 401(k).
  28. A New Year’s Resolution You’ll Actually Keep

    Six steps an investor can take today to improve financial well-being and be a more confident retirement saver in 2017.
  29. 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 at retirement.
  30. The Retirement Plan Small Businesses Should Offer

    Here's how small businesses can benefit from offering a SIMPLE IRA to their employees.
  31. Why Saving Too Much for Retirement Can Be a Big Mistake

    Planning how much you need for retirement is not an easy task – there are many variables to consider. Here's a little help ...
  32. The Retirement Divide: CEOs vs. the Rest of Us

    CEOs do great, but a new report has troubling news for the average American retiree.
  33. 3 Goals to Focus on to Save More for Retirement

    These three strategies will put you on the path towards saving more for retirement.
  34. 401(k): Pressure's On to Leave It at Your Old Job

    Companies now want departing employees to keep their 401(k) plans invested with the firm's manager. Is that a good idea, ...
  35. How to Transition Investments to Retirement Years

    Approaching the transition to retirement isn't a sprint—it's a journey of strategic thinking.
  36. What’s The Minimum I Need To Retire?

    You might easily be able to retire on $1 million. Then again, you might not. It all comes down to your personal situation.
  37. Top Tips for Boomers Who Want to Shore Up Their Retirement

    The retirement situation for most Baby Boomers isn't that encouraging. But there are actions they can take to shore up their ...
  38. Where Are You on the Road to Retirement Readiness?

    Taking a look at your retirement readiness is a vital step in ensuring that your financial future looks as bright as possible. ...
  39. Should You Retire With a Mortgage or Pay it Off?

    Here's why it makes sense to pay off your mortgage before you retire.
  40. 3 Reasons Your 401(k) Is Not Enough for Retirement

    Learn the basic structure of a 401(k), and a number of reasons why it may not be substantial enough to secure an individual's ...
  41. Financial New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep

    Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.
  42. Are Social Security Benefits a Form of Socialism?

    Socialism is a loaded word in the U.S., but Social Security, one of the nation's most popular benefit programs, is wholly ...
  43. 8 Ways Retirement Changed in the Last 20 Years

    From rising lifespans to tumbling savings, it's getting harder to save for life after your earned income stops. That's why ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. What are the main differences between Social Security Benefits & Social Security Income (SSI)?

    Read this article to learn about the differences between SSDI and SSI benefits, including qualifications, program funding, ...
  46. 401(k) Loan vs. IRA Withdrawal

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  47. How Can You Make the Most of Your 401(k)?

    Make the most of your 401(k) plan by contributing early and taking advantage of employer matches.
  48. How Social Security Works After Retirement

    Millions of Baby Boomers are looking forward to collecting benefits, but several factors can affect how much they get and ...
  49. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  50. When Do Social Security Benefits Start and End?

    Everything you need to know about the three primary Social Security programs, how they work and who qualifies for them.
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