Without the benefit of a company 401(k) plan, saving for the future falls entirely on self-employed workers' own shoulders.
About half of U.S. workers have no access to employer-sponsored retirement plans. The myRA is meant to help bridge that gap and give those workers an easy way to start saving.
Many of the most common tax-planning strategies used to accelerate income or defer deductions had to be implemented by Dec. 31, but others remain ripe for the picking.
With more and more people without regular jobs and the benefits that come with them, the U.S. faces a retirement time bomb.
U.S. securities regulators are taking a closer look at what happens when investors roll their workplace balances into private individual retirement accounts.
Here's how to put time on your side and reap big rewards in the years to come.
If you want to preserve 2013's outsized gains in the stock market, you need to learn from the mistakes of the past.
If you work for yourself, the best choices for retirement savings are a solo 401(k) and a simplified employee pension.
We explain when and how much you must withdraw from retirement accounts once you reach a certain age.
Many people are shocked when they first find out how ridiculous the fees are in their 401(k) plan, but there is something you can do about it.
It pays to pay attention to several important year-end tax deadlines when making retirement account contributions and withdrawals.
With inflation at low levels, workers saving for retirement can expect little change in rules governing 401(k)s, IRAs and other investments.
Little-known rules can help people on a fixed income refinance an existing mortgage or buy a new home.
Policymakers are concerned that the wealthy are getting too big a tax break from retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s. But the solution could be worse than the problem.
When you're 50 or older, your financial focus is likely to be on your retirement, and rightly so. But there's another important financial goal you may need to meet, too.
If you withdraw money from your individual retirement account before age 59½, you generally have to pay a penalty, but there are ways to avoid it.
It now takes $5 million in investable assets for a person to feel wealthy and enjoy "no financial constraints." But what would it take for you to actually get there?
A time-tested rule to ensure people have enough money during retirement has come under fire for potentially being too risky.
In your 20s, retirement can feel like it's a lifetime away. And it is -- but that's exactly why to start planning now: A long time frame is your greatest investing advantage.