Retirement Investing & Saving

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  1. This Holiday Season, Stuff your 401(k) As Well As your Turkey

    It’s a good idea to take a look at your retirement plan during the holidays.
  2. The Real Benefit of a High Deductible Health Plan

    Why the health savings account is the biggest benefit of having a high deductible health plan.
  3. ‘Retired’ Too Soon? How to Reenter the Workforce After 50

    Here's what you need to know to survive financially and reenter the workforce when you're over 50 and a layoff has forced ...
  4. Plan Sponsor

    A plan sponsor is a designated party, usually a company or employer, that sets up a healthcare or retirement plan for the ...
  5. Avoid Costly Mistakes With a Financial Advisor

    Even the most savvy investors can make mistakes; avoid them by working with a financial advisor.
  6. SEP IRAs Tutorial

    Learn about the set-up, the contributions to and the distributions from this IRA-based plan to which employers may make tax-deductible ...
  7. The 401(k) and Other Qualified Plans Tutorial

    Learn about eligibility requirements, contributions and distribution rules for these retirement plans.
  8. 403(b) Plan Tutorial

    Learn about the set-up, the contributions and the distributions for this retirement plan for certain employees of public ...
  9. Low-Risk Investment Alternatives With Higher Returns

    With low interest rates hurting CD returns, you might want to consider these low-risk investments.
  10. How Congress Retirement Pay Compares to the Overall Average

    There are more retirement plan options for a member of the United States Congress than for the average citizen.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Why Millennials Have an Investing Edge

    Millennials, here's why you shouldn't wait to start saving for your retirement.
  13. Killing Me Softly With Jargon: What Is An RMD?

    The financial industry is rife with acronyms. This is what RMD means and how they work.
  14. 10 Financial Mistakes Retirees Make: Part 2

    When you retire, try not to make these common retirement mistakes.
  15. Highly Compensated Employee

    A highly compensated employee (HCE) is anyone who owns at least 5% of shares in a company and earns more than the federal ...
  16. Can a Backdoor Roth IRA Save You Money in Taxes?

    Here's how high earners can take advantage of a Roth IRA and why all earners should have a Roth IRA.
  17. IRA Contributions: Eligibility and Deadlines

    Use this checklist for contribution requirements to make your payments on time.
  18. The 2017 Financial Fitness Tour

    A look at Investopedia and American Century's 2017 Financial Fitness Tour.
  19. Minimizing the Effect of Taxes on Your Retirement

    Use these strategies during your career and in retirement to reduce your taxes.
  20. Why Your 401(k) Plan Requires An Expert Evaluation

    Many smaller companies don't have the in-house expertise or resources to properly evaluate a 401(k).
  21. 4 Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

    Avoid these 4 mistakes during the Medicare Open Enrollment period (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7).
  22. The Benefits of Starting an IRA for Your Child

    Many financial experts and educators believe that the earlier children begin learning about money, the better their chances ...
  23. 6 Signs You're Ready to Retire Early

    If you can answer "yes" to these six questions, you may be ready to retire early.
  24. How to Save for Retirement in the Gig Economy

    Even if you decide to freelance or be self-employed, there are still ways to save for retirement.
  25. 5 Social Security Changes to Expect in 2018

    Here are the changes to the Social Security program set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
  26. Financial Planning Checklist for Beginners

    Getting started with a financial plan can be the hardest part. Here are some tips on how to begin.
  27. 5 Reasons to Consider a Roth IRA

    A Roth IRA should be considered as part of a retirement plan for these five reasons.
  28. What rate of return should I expect on my 401(k)?

    Learn which factors affect your 401(k) performance, and understand what a typical rate of return is for employer-sponsored ...
  29. How Financially Fit Are You? Indiana University

    Investopedia and American Century Investments attended the 2017 Indiana University Homecoming to talk about financial fitness ...
  30. You CAN Retire In A Recession

    Just because you receive your gold watch during a recession, doesn't mean you can't retire on time.
  31. 401(k) Loan vs. IRA Withdrawal

    The IRS offers several ways to skirt the 10% penalty on early retirement distributions.
  32. Are You Ready for Retirement?

    Managing your wealth and taxes in retirement can help make your nest egg last.
  33. Will Your Retirement Income Be Enough?

    How to figure if you'll have enough for those golden years – and what factors to consider in crunching the numbers.
  34. How Do Futures Contracts Work?

    Futures contracts are one of the most important financial innovations in history, but they are often misunderstood. Find ...
  35. How 401(k) Plan Sponsors Can Minimize Risk

    There are ways 401(k) plan sponsors can protect themselves against risk and potential litigation.
  36. The Secret to Financial Fitness: Stamina

    With greater longevity comes an increasing need to make retirement savings last.
  37. Congress May Take Away Your 401(k) Tax Reduction (or Not)

    As part of overhauling the U.S. income tax system, Congress is considering taking away your 401(k) tax reduction. But Trump ...
  38. Six Ways to Move Retirement Account Money - Part II

    In this second part of the series, three other options for moving retirement money are discussed.
  39. The New Risks 401(k) Plan Sponsors Face

    New regulations regarding fiduciary duties means 401(k) plan sponsors need to step up oversight.
  40. How to Retire a Millionaire Without a 401(k)

    Can you retire as a millionaire without a 401(k) plan? It may not be easy, but it isn't impossible if you know where to invest ...
  41. The Widening Retirement Savings Gap

    Due to a variety of factors, by 2050 there will be a $400 trillion retirement savings gap.
  42. 7 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 ...
  43. 8 Reasons to Have Monthly Dividend ETFs

    Investors don’t just like these 8 ETFs that pay dividends once a month instead of a once a quarter. They love them.
  44. Retirement Income Planning Made Easier With the 3-7-5 Strategy

    If you are worried about running out of retirement income, use the 3-7-5 strategy.
  45. Six Options for Moving Retirement Money - Part I

    If you leave your current job and have a 401(k), there are many things you can do with it.
  46. 3 Tips for Managing the Retirement Planning Maze

    Use these three tips to make your way safely through the retirement maze.
  47. Inherited IRA Distributions and Taxes: Getting it Right

    If you have inherited an IRA account you don’t need to turn it over to the estate, regardless of what the will says.
  48. 12 Things to Do Now to Be More Prepared for Retirement

    Planning ahead is the secret to experiencing your retirement vision. Here are steps you can take to work towards the retirement ...
  49. Protect Retirement Money from Market Volatility

    The economy has its ups and downs. Investors who take a disciplined approach and diversify their portfolios are better prepared ...
  50. 10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find answers to the 10 Social Security questions that most people ask, from how to apply for benefits to how secure the system ...
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