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American Women Confident in Their Financial Decisions: Poll

Heading into this year’s presidential election cycle, 51% of women in a new survey are feeling upbeat about their financial futures.

March 9, 2016
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Kids and Money: Roth IRAs For Kids Are Catching On

The accounts, which combine the benefits of socking away money for the future with tax-free growth, have no age requirements.

March 2, 2016
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When Not To Save For Retirement

Consumer debt with sink you every time.

February 3, 2016
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Getting Started: Are You Saving Enough For Retirement?

Saving for retirement is no easy task, but a new study says you don’t need to be a Powerball winner to put away enough cash for old age.

January 27, 2016
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The Journey: Declining Market Is No Time To Pull More Cash From Your Retirement Account

Financial markets’ rocky start this month hasn’t seemed to slow down some retirees’ spending train, but it should, experts say.

January 19, 2016

Retirement Moves To Make This Year

Face it: You probably could have done more in 2015 to help your retirement picture, and you weren’t alone. A Capital One Bank survey released in December found that only a third of respondents accomplished their financial goals last year.

January 12, 2016

5 Reasons Your Nest Egg Could Be At Risk In 2016

Investing for retirement, or any other objective, always carries risk. There are potential risks specific to 2016 that retirement investors should be aware of.

December 9, 2015

How Your Ego Is Sabotaging Your Retirement

Here are three ways your ego is rearing its ugly head and how you can regain control of your financial plan before you retire.

November 10, 2015

Beefing Up Advice Options For Workplace Retirement Plans

Two of the leading companies in online investment advice launched initiatives this month aimed at getting more personalized financial advice to workplace retirement savers.

September 26, 2015
This isn't going to cut it for Gen Xers.

Have You Saved Enough To Retire?

A new survey says 84 percent of future retirees believe their savings will cover their post-career years –– yet fewer than one in three calculated how much they will need.

September 9, 2015

Planning To Sell Your House? Then Declutter — Now!

For those contemplating selling your house and moving to an independent- or assisted-living facility or retirement home, start planning now.

August 29, 2015

College Debt Can Be Especially Dumb For Parents

Parent education loans can help your child attend the college of her dreams — and sink any dreams you had of ever retiring.

August 21, 2015

Seniors Gear Up For The Sharing Economy

More Americans than ever intend to keep working past traditional retirement age and entrepreneurship is becoming a more common alternative to full time jobs.

August 21, 2015

Invest In Index Funds For Better Returns

Americans love a deal. But when it comes to their 401(k)s, IRAs, or other retirement and college savings, many are lousy shoppers.

August 15, 2015

Add Bite To Your Retirement Dental Plan

Retirees transitioning to Medicare are often surprised to learn that the program does not cover routine dental care or more complex procedures.

August 7, 2015
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What Retirement Without Savings Looks Like

You might have to get a roommate.

July 1, 2015
This isn't going to cut it for Gen Xers.

Are Retirees Thinking Differently About Their Future?

The vast majority of people from Generation X have come to believe the traditional definition of retirement is a romantic fantasy of the past, according to a new study.

May 18, 2015
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Five Jobs That Still Come With A Pension

The value of a pension is an invaluable benefit when considering life after retirement.

May 14, 2015
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Baby Boomers, Flush With Stock Gains, Drive Record Vacation Home Sales

It’s a buyer’s market for baby boomers, who are cashing in on stock gains and purchasing second homes.

April 2, 2015

Supreme Court Knocks Down Promised Health Benefits For Union Retirees

Corporate America just scored a big win at the Supreme Court.

January 26, 2015

A Multi-Billion-Dollar Secret

Why politicians don’t want you to know how your retirement savings are being invested.

December 5, 2014

More Than A Third Of Americans Have Saved Nothing For Retirement According To New Survey

By Becky Yerak, Chicago Tribune More than a third of Americans have no retirement savings, and millennials feel more financially secure than other age groups despite being the least likely to have socked away any cash for their golden years, a new survey shows. Bankrate.com, a publisher of personal finance content, found that on average […]

August 18, 2014

Reliance On 401(k) Accounts Drops, Poll Shows

By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times Fewer Americans are counting on 401(k) accounts to fund their retirement years, apparently because of disappointment with the stock market after painful losses in the Great Recession, according to a recent study. Only 48 percent of non-retirees expect a 401(k), individual retirement account or similar savings vehicle to be […]

May 5, 2014

Stanford’s New School For Aspiring Retirees To Mold Satisfying Second Careers

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, California—Stanford University is looking for a new kind of student: proven leaders, with 20 to 30 years of work experience, seeking to reinvent their futures. A small experiment launched this week offers older students the opportunity not to retire but retrain — and commit to new […]

April 4, 2014

Stanford’s New School For Aspiring Retirees To Mold Satisfying Second Careers

By Lisa M. Krieger, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif.—Stanford University is looking for a new kind of student: proven leaders, with 20 to 30 years of work experience, seeking to reinvent their futures. A small experiment launched this week offers older students the opportunity not to retire but retrain — and commit to new […]

April 4, 2014