Retirement Investing & Saving

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  1. 8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years

    Retiring on $200,000 may seem like a longshot, but there are several countries that are perfect for living out your later ...
  2. Best and Worst Investments If You’re 50 or Older

    It’s always important to be diligent about choosing the right investments for your portfolio. What are the best investments ...
  3. The Automatic Millionaire: PAGES

    Entrepreneur and top model Jessica Perez tells Investopedia why David Bach's "The Automatic Millionaire" is her favorite ...
  4. 5 Ways Your Retirement Plan Can Fail

    There are far too many variables involved in retirement planning to just wing it.
  5. Which Type of 401(k) Is the Best Option?

    Roth 401(k) or traditional 401(k)? The correct answer has the potential to add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your net ...
  6. 401(k) Auto Enrollment: The Downsides

    New research shows that automatic enrollment in retirement accounts like 401(k)s may not always be in the best interests ...
  7. 9 Steps to Take Leading up to Retirement

    You need to chart out where you want your financial path to lead, step by step, if you want to have a fulfilling, positive ...
  8. Should I Pay Off Student Loans or Save for Retirement?

    There are many things to consider when deciding whether to use extra money to pay off student loans faster or save for retirement.
  9. How to Know if Your 401(k) Plan is Cheating You

    Here’s what you need to know in order to find out whether your 401(k) plan is ripping you off.
  10. 4 Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

    Avoid these 4 mistakes during the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7).
  11. 3 Smart Financial Strategies for the End of the Year

    Use these three financial strategies - tax planning, retirement planning, and charitable giving - before the end of the year.
  12. 3 Reasons to Convert Your IRA to a Roth IRA

    Having an IRA is smart. Knowing when to convert it to a Roth IRA is smarter because it can give you and your heirs a welcome ...
  13. Managing Your Own 401(k): Pros & Cons

    The decision to manage your 401(k) investments should not be made lightly. These pros and cons will help you determine if ...
  14. Betterment to Trump: 'Leave the Fiduciary Rule Alone'

    Robo-advisor Betterment has appealed to President-elect Trump to leave the fiduciary rule alone.
  15. Protect Your Future Wealth From This Big Mistake

    Putting off saving for retirement might feel like your only option right now, but this kind of procrastination can wreak ...
  16. Why a 10% Deferral to Your 401(k) May Not Be Enough

    Deferring 10% of your income to your 401(k) may not be enough. Consider an income plan that draws on 360 degrees of income ...
  17. This Is the Biggest Risk to Your Retirement

    Many retirees have defined risk incorrectly, and are currently exposing themselves to the greatest risk of all, which is ...
  18. 5 Things That Will Ruin Your Retirement Monthly Budget

    Living on a fixed income is easier said than done; even well-prepared retirees are surprised at how challenging it can be. ...
  19. Top 401(k) Mistakes That Hurt Your Retirement Savings

    Avoid these 401(k) blunders and you just might make it to retirement with more money.
  20. Why Future Retirees Will Need Over $1 Million to Retire

    The answer in one word: inflation.
  21. Seniors See the End of Social Security File and Suspend as a Benefit Cut

    Many seniors see the end of two Social Security claiming strategy loopholes as unnecessary benefit cuts.
  22. Can the New Reverse Mortgage Boost Retirement Income?

    A reverse mortgage is a financial tool that can increase the chances of a successful retirement, if used properly. Here's ...
  23. Many 401(k) Plans Are Outdated: GAO Report

    A recent GAO report indicates that many 401(k) plans are still clinging to archaic rules that hinder plan participants’ ability ...
  24. Why are IRA, Roth IRAs and 401(k) contributions limited?

    Find out why contributions to IRA, Roth IRA and 401(k) retirement savings plans are limited by the IRS, including what the ...
  25. PBGC to Start Reuniting Lost 401(k)s With Owners

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation will extend its program to recover lost pension plans to include defined contribution ...
  26. 10 Ways to Cut Spending Before Retirement

    If your retirement income is less than you planned for, here is a list of ways to plan a new budget.
  27. Tips for Baby Boomers Who Are Ready to Retire

    For those nearing their retirement date, here are a few things that should be organized in the years prior.
  28. 6 IRA Tax Changes That Could Impact You Soon

    Here are several potential measures that could come before Congress in 2017 that would negatively impact the tax benefits ...
  29. How to Evaluate Your Retirement Plan

    Here are four things to consider to make sure you are financially prepared for retirement.
  30. A Look at UBS's New SmartWealth Robo-Advisor

    Here's how UBS's robo-advisor, set to launch in the U.K. in 2017, will work.
  31. Will Trump's Win Change Low Return Assumptions?

    A prolonged bull market has many lowering their return expectations going forward. Should they under a Trump presidency?
  32. Why Indexed Annuities are Booming as VAs Wither

    Market trends and regulatory factors have led to a substantial decline in the sale of variable annuities, while indexed annuities ...
  33. How Retirement Planning is Like Playing Football

    Your retirement game plan shares a few similarities to a football game. How are you scoring so far?
  34. Best Ways to Save For Retirement Without an IRA or 401(k)

    Learn the most common types of savings vehicles used to accumulate money for retirement outside employer-sponsored 401(k)s ...
  35. 5 Retirement Planning Pitfalls You Need to Avoid

    Retirement costs can be surprisingly high. Help minimize the shock of these future expenses by extensively planning and not ...
  36. Annuities: The Good, Bad and Ugly You Should Know

    Let's take an in-depth look at the different types of annuities and their pros and cons.
  37. How to Calculate Required Minimum Distributions

    Ever wondered how to calculate required minimum distributions from multiple accounts? Here's a quick primer.
  38. Are My Social Security disability benefits taxable?

    In some situations and in some states, your Social Security disability benefits are taxable.
  39. Pension Vesting: Everything You Need to Know

    Understanding pension vesting is tricky, but it’s crucial to making wise decisions about changing jobs and collecting the ...
  40. HSAs Could Get a Boost Under Trump

    Health Savings Accounts may become more attractive under a Trump administration. Here's how.
  41. How to Help Women Maximize Social Security

    Women depend more on Social Security than men. Here's what advisors need to be aware of to help them receive the maximum ...
  42. Will State-based Auto IRAs Be Nixed by Trump?

    Will a new law that encourages states to develop IRA-based savings programs survive under the Trump administration?
  43. How Is Your 401(k) Taxed When You Retire?

    The taxes you owe on your 401(k) at retirement depend on whether your funds are in a regular 401(k) or the Roth type. You ...
  44. How Compounding Benefits Your Retirement Savings

    Allowing growth on your investments to compound over time gives you immense returns when saving for retirement.
  45. 7 Ways to Save for College Tuition and Expenses

    There are many options choose from when you're looking for the right educational savings plan for your child.
  46. ETFs: Coming Soon to 401(k) Plans

    The new fiduciary rule could drive more 401(k) plans to include ETFs, which are typically lower cost investments than mutual ...
  47. The Impact of Student Debt on Retirement Savings

    The burden of student loan debt can hinder the ability to save long term for retirement
  48. When Maxing Out Your 401(k) Isn't a Good Idea

    Maxing out your 401(k) is a great accomplishment, but not always the best thing to do. Here are three times when it doesn't ...
  49. 5 Critical Steps to Take Before You Retire

    Exiting the workforce soon? You need to make sure your financial house is in order. These actions will help you on your way. ...
  50. 4 Options for Your Old 401(k) When You Change Jobs

    These are the four options available for your old 401(k) when you leave a job.
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