We've all been caught with a surprise expense and our emergency fund on empty. Here are 3 ways to get money fast -- without paying high interest or pawning grandma's pearls.
Think your company doesn't offer you the best options in your 401(k) plan? Employees at Fidelity Investments are suing their company for just that reason.
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.
Vanguard founder John Bogle says the U.S. retirement system "is facing three train wrecks, all of which have to be fixed." Here's what you can do to avoid becoming a casualty.
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?
Delta Air Lines is being added to the S&P 500, possibly giving the stock a boost, as mutual funds that track the index have to buy it.
More than half of Americans in their 50s are at risk of seeing their standards of living fall after they retire. If you don't want to be one of them, start with these 3 steps.
A time-tested rule to ensure people have enough money during retirement has come under fire for potentially being too risky.
We all wish we could go back in time and tell ourselves to save more and spend less. Here's the financial advice older professionals would give their younger selves.
A lot of misinformation has grown up around retirement, a much-anticipated but sometimes dreaded stage of life. Here's the lowdown.
More than half of Americans in their 40s are at risk of seeing their standards of living fall after they retire. If you don't want to be one of them, start with these 3 steps.
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.
Miss USA 2013 has a warning about the biggest mistake young people are making with their finances today, and some smart advice for all of us about retirement planning.
Humans are living longer than ever, but that just makes it more likely that you'll outlive your money. Here's how to plan for a retirement that could last until you're 120.
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.
For years, low interest rates have hurt retirees. But the biggest impact could well hit current workers, including those who are still more than a decade away from retiring.
Americans are getting smarter about planning retirement. The evidence: There's been a big surge in Roth IRA conversions.
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.
We all want to help our parents meet the goal of aging in place independently and happily. Here are five things you can do to improve the odds of that in the years ahead.
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.
The Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act isn't only a civil rights victory for same-sex couples across the country, it's also a financial win.
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 "default option" is an arbitrary way to opt into a decision that you probably should make, but don't always make. And those defaults can save you a ton of money over time.
Hong Kong is looking less and less safe for U.S. government whistleblower Edward Snowden. Here are a few other places that might be a bit more attractive for a man on the run.
Is it ever a good time to invest in stocks? Not really. Historically, there have always been good reasons to sit tight with your cash - but that doesn't mean you should.