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Retirement

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

Saving for Retirement

  • How to make $1 million

    Do you think you could make ends meet if you had an extra million dollars to spend in retirement? Here's how a dividend portfolio may help you reach that goal.
  • Retirement savers more confident

    Americans who owned stocks in 2013 are feeling better about their retirement prospects than they did just a few years ago. But the rebound in sentiment still shows the effects of the financial crisis, and the optimism is limited.
  • Plan for the realities of retirement

    All the number-crunching in the world may not prepare you for what really happens when you're done working. Here are some truths about retirement to keep in mind as you make your plan.
  • How to make $1 million last

    Even if you retire with $1 million in savings, figuring out the best investment mix and withdrawal rate is critical to make your money last. Here's how to get started.

401(k)

  • 4 important last-minute tax tips

    If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you're not alone. About 20% of taxpayers typically file their returns in the week before April 15. These tips should help you navigate the last-minute rush.
  • Millennials' money misfortune

    Many millennials are struggling financially, and their generation is at risk of ending up worse off than their parents. Could their struggles lead to an intergenerational economic battle with baby boomers?
  • How to make $1 million last

    Even if you retire with $1 million in savings, figuring out the best investment mix and withdrawal rate is critical to make your money last. Here's how to get started.
  • Are you saving enough money?

    Since this is America Saves Week — and it’s also tax season — it's the perfect time to assess your savings plan and your financial goals. People at all income levels can save more. Here are some ideas how.

Getting Ready to Retire

  • Can't retire together? How to cope

    Many couples must coexist, if only temporarily, in different phases of life. Living two different realities can lead to a variety of challenges, both financial and emotional.
  • Social Security: Should you wait?

    A big decision awaits you even before your Social Security payments begin: Do you start collecting in the first year of eligibility or hold off until age 70? Here are the pros and cons.
  • Fewer workers delaying retirement

    The number of full-time workers who say they are putting off plans to retire has dropped in a new survey. But not all the news is encouraging.
  • An important retirement rule may have changed

    Almost every asset you can invest your nest egg in now looks expensive by historical standards. And this may have big implications for how you draw down from your savings the money you need to live on.

Living in Retirement

  • Can I get an annuity for my mom?

    Annuities provide the security of lifetime income. Are there any companies that will sell an annuity to my 92 year old mom?
  • 5 ways to reduce taxes in retirement

    If you're looking for ways to put less of your money into Uncle Sam's pockets, be sure you've taken all the possible deductions and credits -- and consider these five tax-savvy strategies
  • Social Security: Should you wait?

    A big decision awaits you even before your Social Security payments begin: Do you start collecting in the first year of eligibility or hold off until age 70? Here are the pros and cons.
  • Plan for the realities of retirement

    All the number-crunching in the world may not prepare you for what really happens when you're done working. Here are some truths about retirement to keep in mind as you make your plan.

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