retirement mistakes

How to Ruin Your Retirement in 3 Steps

A successful, prosperous retirement is a common goal for most of us, but it's remarkably easy to wreck your golden years if you're not being careful. Here are three steps you could be taking right now to ruin your retirement.

Don't Gamble When It Comes to Your Retirement

Are you on the right financial path to retire with dignity -- or are you more likely to run out of money and spend your "golden years" dependent on family or the government to cover monthly expenses? A "Monte Carlo analysis" can help you determine how much money you may need, and how much you should save.

Why Now's the Time to Convert to a Roth IRA

Although you contribute after-tax money to a Roth, the withdrawals are tax-free, giving Roths an advantage over traditional IRAs. And from now till year-end, several unique conditions apply that make converting from a traditional IRA to a Roth even more advantageous.

How not to be a retirement statistic

If you're among the newly reported 43% of American workers who do not have more than $10,000 in retirement savings, you better keep reading....

Top 10 retirement mistakes

These are tough times for retirees and those planning for retirement. Retirement nest eggs have been plundered. Downsizing has forced many people...