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Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

  • Answers to your retirement distribution questions

    Some retirees have questions about their midyear strategies for required minimum distributions. Here are three answers to help you plan your moves.
  • 3 top questions about Social Security

    You can't adequately prepare for retirement without factoring Social Security into your plans. Here are the answers to three common Social Security questions people often grapple with.
  • Combining retirement savings with tax benefits

    Your ability to make tax-deductible contributions to a traditional IRA when you could contribute to an employer-provided 401(k) plan may be limited. Here's what you should know.
  • U.S. still lags in retirement security

    Want more retirement security? It might be time to move to Switzerland. A survey ranks the U.S. 19th for retirement security in the world. Here's why the U.S. lags and how some countries do better.

401(k)

  • Combining retirement savings with tax benefits

    Your ability to make tax-deductible contributions to a traditional IRA when you could contribute to an employer-provided 401(k) plan may be limited. Here's what you should know.
  • Smart money moves, in 4 minutes

    Cut through the jargon and pontificating, and all you really need to know about personal finance fits into less than 1,000 words — 833, to be exact.
  • Why your 401(k) lags the market

    Portfolio balances were pushed higher in 2014, thanks to the bull market. But if you're wondering why your 401(k) didn't keep pace with market gains, here are the factors to consider.
  • $2.7 million: Enough to retire early?

    Even if you have a sizeable nest egg saved up, retiring early could prove to be more of a challenge than you expect. Here's what you need to think about before you make the move.

Getting Ready to Retire

  • Retirees who make a difference

    Retirees can find meaning and purpose in the next act of their lives by volunteering to help their communities. Here are the stories of three retirees who are making a difference by giving back.
  • 7 steps to a successful encore career

    For baby boomers planning "encore" careers, there are considerations which, left unaddressed, could scuttle your plans. Here are seven steps to a successful sequel.
  • $2.7 million: Enough to retire early?

    Even if you have a sizeable nest egg saved up, retiring early could prove to be more of a challenge than you expect. Here's what you need to think about before you make the move.
  • Risking retirement to support your kids

    Parents providing financial support to their adult children could run short of money in retirement. Here's how to juggle your desire to help your kids with your need to save for your future.

Living in Retirement

  • Answers to your retirement distribution questions

    Some retirees have questions about their midyear strategies for required minimum distributions. Here are three answers to help you plan your moves.
  • Retirees who make a difference

    Retirees can find meaning and purpose in the next act of their lives by volunteering to help their communities. Here are the stories of three retirees who are making a difference by giving back.
  • U.S. still lags in retirement security

    Want more retirement security? It might be time to move to Switzerland. A survey ranks the U.S. 19th for retirement security in the world. Here's why the U.S. lags and how some countries do better.
  • Good reasons to keep on working

    More people are opting to work past retirement age, and not just because they haven't saved enough. Here are three reasons that you should consider staying on the job too.
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