It pays to pay attention to several important year-end tax deadlines when making retirement account contributions and withdrawals.
Recent predictions say the average millennial won't retire until 73, but a few brave men and women are already plotting early retirements decades ahead of their peers.
Fidelity studied the savings habits of ordinary people with at least $1 million in their 401(k) accounts to determine their secrets. The answers were simple.
With interest rates near zero, many retires seeking income investments are trying dividend stocks. Here are the three biggest mistakes they could be making with that strategy.
Mommy and daddy might've raised you well, but don't assume they always know best when it comes to money.
Many companies chip in a bit extra to help employees plan for retirement, such as via a 401(k) match. But that help can carry risks if it comes in the form of company stock.
With inflation at low levels, workers saving for retirement can expect little change in rules governing 401(k)s, IRAs and other investments.
If you're at least 50 years old and you're feeling behind on retirement planning, you have an awesome opportunity to catch up. But take advantage now, while you still can.
The World Series has a lot to teach us about successful retirement planning. Here are seven lessons the great American pastime can teach us about our golden years.
Student loan debt is making it harder for new college grads to save for retirement, and that's translating to a much later retirement age.
While starting a new job can be exciting, the new employee benefits meeting may feel like a yawn-fest. But pay attention! Sleepwalking through it can be a very costly mistake.
A 38-year-old Georgia teacher explains how he's managed to sock away $60,000 for retirement while supporting a family of four on a $41,000 annual salary.
Little-known rules can help people on a fixed income refinance an existing mortgage or buy a new home.
Older workers may have less time to save all the money they need for retirement, but younger generations actually need to save more than their parents.
Older Americans appear to have accepted the reality of a retirement that comes later in life and no longer represents a complete exit from the workforce.
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.
You've all seen the bumper stickers: "We're Spending Our Kids' Inheritance." Funny as the quip is, most Americans of retirement age say they aren't doing anything of the sort.