Fully 46 percent of boomers don't know their 401(k)s and IRAs charge fees. And over a lifetime, paying higher fees than you need to can cost you a fortune.
Many people automatically move their retirement savings when they change jobs, but sometimes, it's smarter to leave your money where it is.
Once you've decided to invest in your 401(k), the next most important decision is where to put your money. Seven key factors should drive your decision.
To solve your money problems, think smart -- with specific, measurable, prioritized, realistic and timed goals.
You should spend at least as much (if not more) time on your health as you do on your investments, retirees in a new survey agree.
It's never too early to start saving for your retirement. The sooner you begin contributing to accounts like a 401(k), the more secure it will be.
What is the investing strategy that generates the best returns? Even Warren Buffet agrees: Put your money in the market, and forget that it's there.
Saving for retirement is especially difficult when you earn a small salary. But here are some strategies to invest for retirement with a low income.
People born in 1955 or later should prepare for lower Social Security benefits if they retire early or go for delayed retirement credits.
Index-based investing has gone mainstream, but most investors are still not benefiting from it. Here's how you can -- and why you should.
Here's how to think about investing when you don't know what the future will bring. The big issue, of course, is retirement.
To cut your taxes, you can combine a partial conversion of a traditional IRA into a Roth with a fixed indexed annuity that offers an initial premium bonus.
Fidelity just settled allegations from its workers about its 401(k) plan. Their issues should inspire you to check up on your employer's plan.
A recent survey found that many Americans would give up salary for matching contributions to a 401(k). Here's why that doesn't make sense.
You started off great: You're automatically putting money into your 401(k) every paycheck, and you're getting the company match. But don't stop there.
Parents need to put saving for their retirement above saving for their children's college education. Here's why we follow that philosophy.
With whole life insurance or a fixed indexed annuity, you can leave behind more money than you thought possible for your loved ones or special causes.
You need to know Social Security's worst-case scenarios, get smarter about investing for retirement and keep your job skills competitive.
To feel more optimistic about Social Security's funding, consider simple fixes, interest income, conservative wage projections and a realistic prognosis.
After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system, the government still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
Millennials who feel they can't afford financial advice should consider planners who get monthly retainers to help with many issues, not just retirement.
When we calculated how much we'll need to save for retirement, we came away with a number above $1 million. But seriously, why so much?
When it comes to deciding which mutual funds to select, many investors feel overwhelmed. But making informed decisions is simpler than you think.
In exchange for an upfront payment, the insurer will pay you monthly income years later. Deferred-income annuities are now marketed to younger people.