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Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

  • How much to invest in an immediate annuity

    One strategy is to add up your regular expenses and subtract your guaranteed income — and use an annuity to fill the gap.
  • 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.
  • Why women should talk about money now

    Women vary widely in their approach to money. And some say women are taking greater control over their finances than before. Here's why it's important to talk about money and retirement now.
  • Maxed out your 401k? Here's where else to save

    If you're contributing the maximum amount allowed to your 401k but you still have money to save, research shows you should follow this pattern.

401(k)

  • Maxed out your 401k? Here's where else to save

    If you're contributing the maximum amount allowed to your 401k but you still have money to save, research shows you should follow this pattern.
  • A better way to invest a windfall

    When it comes to investing any large sum of money, common advice is to invest it a little at a time. Here's a closer look at that method, plus another approach to consider.
  • Millennials get a slow start on saving

    Today's young people have it pretty rough compared to recent generations. That's particularly true when it comes to starting to save for retirement. Here's what's holding millennials back.
  • 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.

Getting Ready to Retire

  • 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.
  • Retirement countdown

    Five key questions to ask yourself—and answer—about five years before retirement.
  • 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.

Living in Retirement

  • 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.
  • When to sign up for Medicare

    It might make sense to delay signing up. We guide you through the Medicare maze.
  • Plan your retirement moves now

    One of the biggest decisions for many retirees is where to live. Your current home may be too big or take too much work. If you're mulling a move, consider these points and start planning early.
  • How to increase your retirement income

    Worried you won't have enough for a comfortable retirement? If you're willing to spend down your assets, as well as take a few other steps, you could boost your annual income.
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