Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

  • The IRS extends emergency RMD relief

    If you took a required minimum distribution in 2020, the IRS will now let you return it to your account and avoid the tax consequences. But you have to act before Aug. 31.
  • 15 stocks to consider for retirement

    When you're building your nest egg, a simple plan is often the best: shop for good companies at decent prices. These 15 stocks may tick both those boxes.
  • Retirement news feed

    Keep up-to-date on the latest news about retirement planning, savings strategies and investment guidance for your portfolio.
  • Senior living in a post-coronavirus world

    Choosing to enter a nursing home has never been an easy decision, and Covid-19 has made it so much harder. Here's how the pandemic could create new models of care.

401(k)

  • Don't panic when your 401(k) is down

    The balance in your 401(k) account may have dropped recently as the market plunged. Here are five ways to help you steer clear of an impulsive reaction to your 401(k) decline.
  • Tweaking retirement accounts after the selloff

    Should you really do nothing with your 401(k)? Not necessarily. One tactic to make selling less urgent in a time of volatile markets is to reroute earned interest or dividends that are normally automatically reinvested.
  • When to take an early retirement package

    As companies across the economy look to trim costs amid the coronavirus crisis, some employers are offering voluntary buyouts and early-retirement packages. Tempting as it can be to take the money, there are a number of questions to ask before making any decision.
  • How to deal with an ugly 401(k) statement

    Your first-quarter 401(k) statement should arrive soon, and you may not like what you see. Here are ways to approach it that could ease your pain.

Getting Ready to Retire

  • Investors face tough retirement decisions

    Individuals face perhaps one of the most difficult investing decisions in their lifetimes: whether to wait out a potentially long rebound or exit the market altogether.
  • 15 stocks to consider for retirement

    When you're building your nest egg, a simple plan is often the best: shop for good companies at decent prices. These 15 stocks may tick both those boxes.
  • Retirement news feed

    Keep up-to-date on the latest news about retirement planning, savings strategies and investment guidance for your portfolio.
  • Senior living in a post-coronavirus world

    Choosing to enter a nursing home has never been an easy decision, and Covid-19 has made it so much harder. Here's how the pandemic could create new models of care.

Living in Retirement

  • Keep working in retirement

    Whether they want to stay active or need the extra income, many retirees choose to keep working after they've turned 65. Here are a few suggestions for finding the right gig.
  • Retirement news feed

    Keep up-to-date on the latest news about retirement planning, savings strategies and investment guidance for your portfolio.
  • Senior living in a post-coronavirus world

    Choosing to enter a nursing home has never been an easy decision, and Covid-19 has made it so much harder. Here's how the pandemic could create new models of care.
  • How to grow old in your own home

    Many seniors would prefer to age in place rather than move to a retirement community. Here’s how to develop the right housing strategy that ensures your comfort and security.