saving for retirement

How to Take a Required IRA Distribution

Required minimum IRA distributions are back this year. If you're out of practice -- or making a required distribution from your IRA for the first time -- here's what you need to know.

How Can U.S. GDP Grow If Consumers Become Savers?

The consumer savings rate jumped to 6.4% in June, the highest it has been in a year. But this isn't exactly good news. Sure, it's a natural response to the crisis, but it's spending that drives GDP growth. So where will the next GDP growth surge come from? Our writer's theory: Corporate fear.