Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

  • How to keep your dream retirement on track

    Even if you're ready to retire, your money may not be. Before you take the retirement plunge, consider these six lessons financial advisers use to guide their clients.
  • The biggest retirement mistakes to avoid

    Retirement is like most things in life. Things tend to turn out better with proper planning, and worse when you don't plan ahead. Overlooking these steps can set you back.
  • Your year-end 401(k) checklist

    You shouldn't agonize over the daily ups and downs of your retirement account, but you shouldn't completely ignore it either. Check up on your savings, using this five-point to-do list.
  • Changing jobs? Don't overlook your 401(k) plans

    When you're starting a new job, it's crucial to consider your future nest egg and make decisions about your new 401(k) plan, as well as your old one.

401(k)

  • The biggest retirement mistakes to avoid

    Retirement is like most things in life. Things tend to turn out better with proper planning, and worse when you don't plan ahead. Overlooking these steps can set you back.
  • Your year-end 401(k) checklist

    You shouldn't agonize over the daily ups and downs of your retirement account, but you shouldn't completely ignore it either. Check up on your savings, using this five-point to-do list.
  • Changing jobs? Don't overlook your 401(k) plans

    When you're starting a new job, it's crucial to consider your future nest egg and make decisions about your new 401(k) plan, as well as your old one.
  • Decade by decade: Biggest money mistakes

    Our relationship to money changes as we get older, and so do the mistakes we make with it. Here's a closer look at some of the financial errors we make from our 20s to our 60s — and how to avoid them.

Getting Ready to Retire

Living in Retirement

  • Video: Social Security hike set for 2017

    Will your Social Security check get bigger next year? The answer is yes, but not by much.
  • When a reverse mortgage makes sense

    When used strategically, a reverse mortgage loan can be an effective retirement-planning tool. From home repairs to unexpected illness, here are seven times the loan can help.
  • Low interest rates hammer pensions around the world

    Central bankers slashed interest rates to near zero to try to revive their economies. In the process, they put in jeopardy the pensions of more than 100 million workers and retirees around the world.
  • Why you need to plan for retirement shocks

    For many Americans, retirement means living the rest of your life on fixed income. The last thing you need is something that might disrupt that income. That’s why it's wise to plan for these retirement shocks.