401k plans

Her Financial Goal: Get a Handle on Retirement Planning

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives -- and we in the AOL newsroom are no exceptions. So we asked money expert Jean Chatzky for advice on how to reach our goals. Today: A music editor who wants to understand more about her 401(k).

There's a Surprise in Your Next 401(k) Statement

New rules require 401(k) plans to give you a lot more information, including badly needed disclosures about how much you're really paying to save for retirement. Here's what to look for in next month's statement.

Your Boss Doesn't Understand Your 401(k) Plan's Fees Either

401(k) plans are under fire for their high and often-hidden fees, which rob employees of their investment returns. But don't blame your employer -- when it comes to understanding the retirement plans they offer, the bosses are just as much in the dark as workers are.

401(k) Balances Hit a Record High in First Quarter

Americans' 401(k) plans are healthier than ever before, carrying a record average balance of $74,900 at the end of the first quarter, Fidelity Investments reports -- up 12% from a year ago. Meanwhile, nearly one in 10 participants increased their contribution rate during the first quarter.

Seven Rules for a Secure Retirement

retired couple laughing in the kitchenWe are witnessing what could be a watershed moment when it comes to planning for a secure retirement.

Millions of Americans were already alarmingly...