Drawing down your pretax 401(k) and IRA balances before signing up for Social Security is one way to minimize taxes on your benefits.
Almost everyone eligible for a 401(k) uses one to save for retirement, but a lot also take out loans or make early withdrawals. Where do you fit in?
Make your money last by avoiding costly mistakes. These seven yes-no questions will help you decide if you are financially prepared for early retirement.
The death of a spouse is traumatic -- personally and financially. Here are eight critical financial steps that to take after the death of your life partner.
Seniors have a higher standard deduction, and a lower threshold on deducting medical expenses. And donations through your IRA may be a good idea, tax-wise.
Yes, you're young, but millennials and members of Generation Y should already be planning their retirement. Here's how.
Consumers miss out on $240 a year in retirement savings by not directing cash rewards from credit card spending to a retirement account, a survey finds.
More Americans are transitioning slowly into retirement by working part time, volunteering and developing other businesses. Here's why -- and how.
Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances.
Starting in 2017, Illinois residents without a work retirement plan will be automatically enrolled in IRAs and have 3 percent of their pay deducted.
Forget all those lists from somebody else. A new interactive map helps you understand your own priorities.
With age should come wisdom, and that means building a smart retirement portfolio that's the right balance of asset classes.
With these three simple steps, you can check the performance, fees and asset allocation of your IRA, 401(k) and other investments during commercial breaks.
Uncle Sam helps you to retire as a millionaire with a generous but underused tax break to fund a 401(k), 403(b) or Thrift Savings Plan.
Downsizing? Want to decrease the chance of accidents? Seniors have multiple reasons to declutter. Here's how to start.
So how can you tap into the wisdom gleaned from the marshmallow test to combat the all-too-common urge to sacrifice retirement for instant gratification?
For a little effort now, financial resolutions can pay off -- and they're easier to achieve than resolutions to lose weight or quit smoking