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What's in the Tax Bill That Just Passed the House? What's in the Tax Bill That Just Passed the House?

The House recently passed a package of legislation that could change the way people save for retirement. That is, of course, if the Senate passes the new tax changes as is, which experts say isn’t likely.

Can You Increase Your Social Security Checks in Retirement? Can You Increase Your Social Security Checks in Retirement?

If you have a few years of very low earnings, is it possible to increase your Social Security payments once you’ve already started taking them? That’s what we’re discussing this week.

How to Save for Retirement in Your 20s Without a 401(k) How to Save for Retirement in Your 20s Without a 401(k)

How can you save for retirement when your job doesn’t offer a 401(k)? That’s what we’re discussing this week.

What to Know About Money in Retirement What to Know About Money in Retirement

You finally made it. You’ve scrimped and saved, invested what you could, paid for a house, college and all the other things that come with making a life. You’ve made some mistakes along the way, too, but everything’s brought you here. Now, you’re ready to enjoy your time away from the workforce.

What to Know About Money in Your 50s and 60s What to Know About Money in Your 50s and 60s

So, you’ve got a decently-sized nest egg building, your debts are paid off and your estate is more or less in order. You’re approaching the home stretch to retirement.

What to Know About Money in Your Late 30s and 40s What to Know About Money in Your Late 30s and 40s

Your 20s are behind you and now you’ve got a spouse, kids and maybe even a home to show for it. Ideally, you’ve saved a bit for retirement, you have a debt repayment plan that works for you and you’ve been ramping up your savings over the years to accomplish your financial goals. You’re comfortable, or getting there…

'Save for Freedom, Not Retirement' 'Save for Freedom, Not Retirement'

If you can’t psych yourself up to save for retirement—there are too many other things to worry about, you say, and I’m never going to retire anyway—instead think of saving as giving yourself freedom.

What to Know About Money in Your 20s and Early 30s What to Know About Money in Your 20s and Early 30s

So, you’re on your own in the Real World, with the full time job and 401(k) to match. You’ve built a decent credit score for yourself, you’re keeping an eye on your student loans and you want to know what else you can do to maximize your finances.

Don't Be Afraid of Stocks Don't Be Afraid of Stocks

A couple of recent surveys have highlighted one easily-fixable way millennials are falling behind Gen Xers and Baby Boomers in their finances: Some are holding too much cash.

Should You Max Out Your Retirement Contributions Early in the Year? Should You Max Out Your Retirement Contributions Early in the Year?

If you have the means, should you max out your retirement contributions (that’s $18,500 for a 401(k), $5,500 for an IRA or Roth if you’re under 50 and $24,500 for a 401(k) and $6,500 for an IRA/Roth if you’re over 50) as early in the year as possible, or spread them out?

How to Tell if Your Company's 401(k) Plan Is Any Good How to Tell if Your Company's 401(k) Plan Is Any Good

You’ve started a new gig, and in the midst or training videos and introductions to new colleagues, HR has shoved paperwork for the company’s retirement plan in your hand. As great as your recruiter was, she just didn’t seem that familiar with the ins-and-outs of your plan’s investment options. So how do you know if…

Why a Roth 401(k) Is (Almost) Always Better Than a Traditional 401(k) [Updated]  Why a Roth 401(k) Is (Almost) Always Better Than a Traditional 401(k) [Updated] 

Everyone’s hot on Roth IRAs, but there’s one drawback: There are income limits starting at $189,000 for a couple and $120,000 for an individual, which means higher earners must go with a traditional IRA or a backdoor Roth. It turns out, though, that those limits don’t apply to Roth 401(k)s—meaning you can get all the…

Should You Raid Your Retirement Account to Buy a House? Should You Raid Your Retirement Account to Buy a House?

Is a house worth your retirement savings? That’s the question a reader is puzzling over this week.

You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year

One of the most common questions people have about getting their finances in order is how to possibly save enough for retirement when the numbers are so overwhelming. Life is expensive, and putting away 10 percent of your salary per year seems painful at best and impossible at worst.

How Freelancers Can Save for Retirement Beyond an IRA How Freelancers Can Save for Retirement Beyond an IRA

So you’re a freelancer and you want to know what your retirements savings options are. How can you save beyond an IRA? It’s time for a bonus reader question, because why not.

Stop Making These 401(k) Mistakes Stop Making These 401(k) Mistakes

If you’ve committed to making contributions to your 401(k)—great! You’re ahead of a lot of people when it comes to prepping for a healthy retirement.

How Much Money You Need to Save by the Time You're 35 How Much Money You Need to Save by the Time You're 35

Over on Twitter, some people are roasting MarketWatch for an article originally published in January that says you should have double your salary saved by the time you’re 35.

Boost Your Retirement Fund With These Minor Lifestyle Changes Boost Your Retirement Fund With These Minor Lifestyle Changes

Taking care of your health is an important part of your financial well-being—but you don’t need to make drastic changes to reap the benefits. Turns out, simply following your doctor’s orders more closely could lead to a healthier retirement fund.

The 401(k) Fees You Need to Know About The 401(k) Fees You Need to Know About

When selecting a retirement plan to invest in, you need to consider your objective, the risks associated with different funds and how those funds perform over the long term. But you also need to keep track of the fees charged by your mutual fund manager—even seemingly inconsequential percentages can have a huge impact…

Keep Tabs on Old Retirement Accounts Keep Tabs on Old Retirement Accounts

When you left your last job, what happened to your retirement account? Did you roll it over? Leave it be because you liked the plan options? Completely forget about it? If it’s the latter, you’re not alone. Between 2004 and 2013, more than 25 million workers left at least one retirement account behind when they…

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