Retirement Investing & Saving

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  1. 7 Counterintuitive Retirement Strategies That Work

    Seven misconceptions about retirement that you should avoid
  2. How Timing Impacts Your Retirement Portfolio Longevity

    It's crucial to have a plan in place to ensure retirement capital lasts.
  3. Your Company 401(k): What Business Owners Should Know

    Business owners need to be knowledgable about the retirement plans they offer their employees.
  4. How to Put Your Pay Raise to Work

    Put your pay raise to work and you can end up with a windfall.
  5. 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 ...
  6. The Best Way to Leave Assets for Non-Spousal Heirs

    Save non-spousal heirs taxes on your estate by moving your assets from a qualified plan.
  7. Compounding Is Important in the Later Years Too

    The power of compounding is even greater in the later years of saving for retirement.
  8. 4 Risky Moves People Are Making to Buy a Home

    A new study from Owners.com suggests that Americans may be willing to make some risky moves to buy a home in 2017. Here are ...
  9. Explaining Types of Fixed Annuities

    Learn about this popular retirement tool, its pros and cons and how annuities work to create a guaranteed regular stream ...
  10. 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?
  11. The Priorities of Personal Finance

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

    There are varying views on annuities. Use this basic information to draw your own conclusions.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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?
  15. 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 ...
  16. Are My Social Security Benefits Taxable?

    If, and how much, your social security benefits are taxed depends on your income and where you live.
  17. Target Date Funds: Understanding the Benefits & Risks

    If they fit within your risk tolerance and have reasonable fees, target date funds can be an option.
  18. An Overview of Annuities

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how they work and their benefits.
  19. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  20. How Does My Part-time Job Affect Social Security?

    Social Security benefits mean a lot to retirees' finances. Having a job, even part-time, can complicate matters if certain ...
  21. Why Gen-Xers Aren't Ready for Forced Retirement

    Generation X is often overlooked, and its members are often least ready for retirement.
  22. Retirement Planning Strategies for Clients in Their 60s

    Here are four things clients in their 60s need to consider when it comes to retirement planning.
  23. Things You Should Know About IRA Beneficiaries: Part 2

    Here's how IRAs, and the beneficiaries you name, work with wills and trusts.
  24. 3 Ways Retirees Can Generate Income from Investments

    It's not enough to have savings; those investments have to generate income to last through retirement. Here's how.
  25. The Cost and Benefit of Investment Advice

    Investors benefit from working with fiduciary advisors and should understand the fees they charge.
  26. Social Security

    A United States federal program of social insurance and benefits developed in 1935. The Social Security program's benefits ...
  27. Five Questions to Ask About Your Company's 401(k) Plan

    Having a comfortable retirement depends on taking maximum advantage of your company's 401(k), if it's offered.
  28. How to Mess Up Retirement and Not Even Know It

    If you’re putting in the work to build your retirement, don't mess it up with costly mistakes.
  29. Best Investment Accounts for Young Investors

    What are the best investment accounts for young investors? A few types to consider.
  30. What You Should Know About IRA Beneficiaries: Part 1

    It's important to give serious consideration to your IRA beneficiary designations.
  31. Are You Getting a Tax Deduction for Your Donation?

    When done properly, a charitable donation of your RMD can equal a tax deduction for you.
  32. The Retired Person's Guide to Managing Expenses

    Use these strategies for managing your expenses when retired, and you'll be able to enjoy life with a minimum of unpleasant ...
  33. 5 Questions to Ask Before Opening a New Retirement Account

    To avoid tax problems, ask the right questions before opening a new retirement account.
  34. A Retirement Plan Option for High-Income Doctors

    The 457(b) plan allows high-earning doctors to save more for retirement than the 403(b) plan.
  35. 5 Ways to Save More After Maxing Out Your 401(k)

    You can still save for more for retirement after you max out your 401(k) contribution.
  36. A Financial Lesson Teachers Should Learn

    Teachers still receive pensions, but they may want more income for retirement.
  37. Health Savings Account: Your Extra Retirement Funds

    Funding a health savings account for retirement can save thousands of dollars in taxes.
  38. Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contribution

    Also known as IRS Form 8880, the Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contribution form is a one-page tax form used to ...
  39. Saver's Tax Credit: A Retirement Savings Incentive

    Here's another reason to put money toward your retirement nest egg.
  40. The Basics of a 401(k) Retirement Plan

    This plan has become one of the most popular retirement options. Here's why.
  41. 6 Reasons to Open an IRA in 2017 Even If You’re Broke

    Saving for retirement may not feel high priority when you're low on cash, but there are good reasons to open an IRA sooner ...
  42. How to Save for Retirement and Reduce Your Taxes

    You can invest your savings in the right places to maximize your tax benefits.
  43. Are Fees Depleting Your Retirement Savings?  

    Each retirement account will have a fee associated with it. The key is to lower these fees as much as possible to maximize ...
  44. 10 Tips for Achieving Financial Security

    Follow this sound advice and plan for a comfortable future.
  45. Six Critical Rules for Successful Retirement Investing

    Understand which investment vehicles and strategies build you the most fiscally sound retirement.
  46. Become Your Own Financial Advisor

    If you have some financial know-how, you don’t have to hire someone to advise you on investments. This tutorial will help ...
  47. 401(k) Savings Hit Record Numbers

    Record investing in 401(k) accounts is yielding impressive results for retirement savers.
  48. 6 Financial Benefits of Moving Into Your 50s and 60s

    The financial benefits of moving into your 50s and 60s can make transitioning into your senior years easier.
  49. Are You Saving Too Much?

    "Spend now! Don't worry about retirement," say some experts. Could they possibly be right?
  50. Tax Planning Strategies for Retirement Investments

    Retirees that have a tax-efficient investing and distribution plan in place may be able to keep more of their hard-earned ...
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