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.
Saving for retirement is serious. Barring pensions and Social Security, all you'll have to last for the rest of your life is what you save. Don't panic: Here's how to begin.
This week, we're running a series on basic investing lessons. In lesson three, we review three popular strategies that new investors can use to establish their portfolios.
It's never too early to prepare for retirement. Adopting the right strategies at each phase of life will help ensure you'll retire when and how you want.
You know better than to go on a spree with your retirement-plan money when you switch jobs, but tossing it into an IRA as most people do may not be the smartest choice either.
The financial pros all say you should invest in your company's 401(k) plan, but the fees on those investments can easily add up to a number that will shock you.