Retirement

Recently featured retirement planning and spending articles, selected by our financial news editors

Saving for Retirement

  • Your IRA withdrawals may get smaller

    To account for the fact that people are living longer, the amount you'll have to take out of your IRA after age 72 is expected to drop modestly, starting in 2022.
  • Using life insurance to bolster retirement

    With interest rates so low, it's hard for retirees to rely on bonds for income. If used correctly, whole life insurance could help fill that gap. Here's how it works.
  • What to know before opening a Roth IRA

    If you're looking for tax-free retirement income, a Roth IRA can be a great option. It's not for everyone, however. Read on to see if a Roth is the right choice for you.
  • 5 types of retirement savers

    From ‘cautious planners’ to ‘uncertain strugglers,’ a new research paper says there are five kinds of people who save for retirement. Which one are you?

401(k)

  • 5 types of retirement savers

    From ‘cautious planners’ to ‘uncertain strugglers,’ a new research paper says there are five kinds of people who save for retirement. Which one are you?
  • 12 states that don't tax retirement income

    Every penny counts after you retire, and high taxes can diminish the power of your nest egg. These 12 states do not want a piece of your 401(k), IRA or pension income.
  • 401(k) and IRA changes to know for 2021

    Every year, the IRS announces what changes you can expect for individual retirement accounts and 401(k) contribution limits. Here's what’s in line for 2021.
  • When your 401(k) may be too conservative

    There's always a good argument for playing it safe with your retirement. But being too cautious can lower your returns. These strategies may help you strike the right balance.

Getting Ready to Retire

  • Your IRA withdrawals may get smaller

    To account for the fact that people are living longer, the amount you'll have to take out of your IRA after age 72 is expected to drop modestly, starting in 2022.
  • Using life insurance to bolster retirement

    With interest rates so low, it's hard for retirees to rely on bonds for income. If used correctly, whole life insurance could help fill that gap. Here's how it works.
  • How much Medicare could cost you now

    For 2021, you can expect a number of adjustments to Medicare that could affect your out-of-pocket costs. Here's what you need to know about the changes in store.
  • 5 types of retirement savers

    From ‘cautious planners’ to ‘uncertain strugglers,’ a new research paper says there are five kinds of people who save for retirement. Which one are you?

Living in Retirement

  • Solo aging: How to find patient support

    Sometimes older people who are on their own can get frustrated with the quality of their healthcare. A patient advocate can help them navigate the system.
  • Stimulus and retirees: What you should know

    Aside from the possibility of a $600 check, there's plenty more that senior citizens should know about the U.S. government’s most recent round of assistance.
  • Your IRA withdrawals may get smaller

    To account for the fact that people are living longer, the amount you'll have to take out of your IRA after age 72 is expected to drop modestly, starting in 2022.
  • Using life insurance to bolster retirement

    With interest rates so low, it's hard for retirees to rely on bonds for income. If used correctly, whole life insurance could help fill that gap. Here's how it works.