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Retirement

Smart, focused guidance on all aspects of retirement planning and spending.

Saving for Retirement

  • Saving more, but not ready to retire

    The amount of money Americans have saved in their individual retirement accounts is rising. While that's a step in the right direction, experts are still worried about Americans' retirement security.
  • 8 smart mid-year tax moves

    Are you doing all you can to trim your 2015 tax bill? These eight ideas can help you assess where you stand now – and what you can do better as the year progresses.
  • Financial tips for the self-employed

    When your cash flow is unpredictable but your bills arrive like clockwork, you need an ironclad plan.
  • Treat Social Security like a bond?

    Before you decide whether Social Security can act as a bond to offset your stock exposure, consider your risk tolerance and the effect this strategy can have on how long your money will last.

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Getting Ready to Retire

  • What to consider before retiring abroad

    Don't let your financial life get lost in translation when planning to retire in a foreign land. Take these steps before you leave the U.S.
  • Pros and cons of lump-sum pensions

    More Americans are receiving lump-sum pension offers from former employers. If you are among them, consider these four factors to help you make an informed decision.
  • Retirement confidence growing

    New research shows Americans are generally feeling better about their finances. And an increasing number are confident about having enough savings to retire comfortably. Here are a few reasons for the rosier outlook.
  • Homeowner tips for aging in place

    Remodeling can be pricey. But given the high cost of care in an assisted-living facility or nursing home, such improvements can make sense.

Living in Retirement

  • Beware a costly Medicare surprise

    It's bad enough spending three or more days in a hospital, undergoing a barrage of tests and procedures, but Medicare patients also could face significant financial pain when they're discharged.
  • Saving more, but not ready to retire

    The amount of money Americans have saved in their individual retirement accounts is rising. While that's a step in the right direction, experts are still worried about Americans' retirement security.
  • America's graying middle class

    Most Americans suffered serious losses from the recession and financial crisis, but apart from the super-rich, one group's fortunes appear to have held remarkably steady: seniors.
  • Treat Social Security like a bond?

    Before you decide whether Social Security can act as a bond to offset your stock exposure, consider your risk tolerance and the effect this strategy can have on how long your money will last.
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