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Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

  • 3 ways to secure retirement income

    If you're not sure Social Security and pensions can cover your fixed costs in retirement, consider an annuity. Here are three choices, plus guidance on selecting the right one for you.
  • 9 worst Social Security mistakes

    With its multitude of complex rules, knowing what kind of Social Security benefits to take, and when, can boost your total payout. An error can be costly. Here are nine to avoid.
  • Tax-smart ways to save if you don't have a 401(k)

    There's more to planning for your retirement than just settling on the 401(k) your employer has to offer. Here's a breakdown of a few tax-advantaged options for saving.
  • Living on less in retirement

    Today's workers should be socking away more money for retirement but aren't. That means more than half of all Americans will have to get used to a lower standard of living in retirement.

401(k)

  • Tax-smart ways to save if you don't have a 401(k)

    There's more to planning for your retirement than just settling on the 401(k) your employer has to offer. Here's a breakdown of a few tax-advantaged options for saving.
  • Living on less in retirement

    Today's workers should be socking away more money for retirement but aren't. That means more than half of all Americans will have to get used to a lower standard of living in retirement.
  • Who saves the most for retirement?

    America's best savers are not the wealthy. In terms of how much of their income they put away, middle class households are the most diligent. Here's how saving varies by age and income.
  • 3 ways to trim your 2014 tax bill now

    Time is running out, but for many taxpayers there are still some options to trim their tax bills for the 2014 tax year. Here are three tax-cutting moves, but you need to act fast.

Getting Ready to Retire

  • What to know about money at your age

    Staying on track financially requires checking in every so often to be sure you're meeting goals and anticipating your needs at each life stage. Here's a guide for your 50s, 60s and 70s.
  • How to fund a Roth IRA through a 401(k)

    If your plan allows, you can put additional dollars into a traditional 401(k) on an after-tax basis and then roll that to a Roth IRA when you leave the company. Here's how.
  • What if you don't want to retire?

    Some people nearing retirement age simply don't want to leave their jobs. But defying expectations can be difficult — in the office and at home. Here's a guide to not retiring.
  • 4 ways to retire by age 55

    Google's CFO recently announced his retirement at age 52. To follow in his footsteps, you need a plan — and decades of smart saving and investing under your belt. Here are some pointers.

Living in Retirement

  • 9 worst Social Security mistakes

    With its multitude of complex rules, knowing what kind of Social Security benefits to take, and when, can boost your total payout. An error can be costly. Here are nine to avoid.
  • Living on less in retirement

    Today's workers should be socking away more money for retirement but aren't. That means more than half of all Americans will have to get used to a lower standard of living in retirement.
  • What to know about money at your age

    Staying on track financially requires checking in every so often to be sure you're meeting goals and anticipating your needs at each life stage. Here's a guide for your 50s, 60s and 70s.
  • Who wants to move when they retire?

    Want to pack your things when you retire and move somewhere else? You've got lots of company. Three out of five Americans want to move when they retire, but when the time comes, fewer do.
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