401(k)

This Is When You Should Borrow From Your Retirement Account

The usual advice is to never, ever borrow from a retirement account. Here are a couple of scenarios when it might be a good idea.

Boost Your Retirement Savings Fast With This 6-Step Plan

Workers nearing retirement should a take close look at their retirement funds. With aggressive saving, there's still time to top off those accounts for a comfortable retirement.

10 Investing Concepts to Ignore and 10 to Follow

New investors have a lot of advice to sift through — and it's not all good. Learn what to ignore and what to pay attention to.

Retirement Planning If You’re Under 30

For those of us in our 20s, managing our finances is stressful enough, and saving for retirement can seem impossible. But you CAN make it happen — here's how.

6 Valid Reasons Not to Contribute to Your 401(k)

Depending on your situation and your goals, opting out of your 401(k) plan can be a smart financial decision.

Choosing a Retirement Account: What's Available, and What’s Best for You?

With dozens of account types available, retirement planning can seem overwhelming. Read this to better understand your choices.

Best Money Tips: The Retirement Edition

Today, we found many great articles relating to retirement!

Is It Time to Starve Your 401(k)?

We're told again and again that feeding a 401(k) guarantees a sturdy retirement. But is that really your best savings option?

Why Saving Money Is a Gift to Your Future Self

It can be hard to save money for a rainy day...or rainy years. Learn why you should, and why thinking about it as a gift can help.

7 Money Moves to Make When You Get a New Job

Starting a new job? Great! Just remember to make these key moves to keep your finances in order.

Start 2012 Off Right With 5 Tax-Wise To-Dos

Help get your 2012 tax year off to a good start by taking a few simple tax and finance steps.

How to Start a Business With Your 401(k)

Want to start your dream business but don't have the funds? There's a way to tap your 401(k) without the normal early withdrawal penalties.

3 Options To Help Business Owners Catch Up On Retirement Savings

Boost your retirement savings while reducing your tax liability by taking advantage of these retirement planning strategies.

Planning an Entrepreneur's Retirement

Retirement planning may not be high on every entrepreneur's to-do list, but it should be.

5 Ways to Save More Taxes in 2011

From hiring your children to changing your accounting methods, make these changes in 2011 to ensure you pay fewer taxes in 2012.

11 Ways to Prep for "Guerrilla Retirement"

More aggressive and less conventional than typical retirement plans, guerrilla retirement goes beyond the 401(k). Here's how to prepare for your own guerrilla retirement.

Don't Despair Over Small Retirement Savings

If you quit checking your 401(k) balance last year, because the market crash made it too depressing, now might be a good time to take a fresh look. It'll still be well down from t

Optimize Your IRA and 401(k)

Your IRA and 401(k) (or 403(b) if you work for a non-profit) are great tools for deferring taxes, and have other advantages as well. But because they're labeled "retirement" accou

Retirement accounts and money to spend

Everybody knows that retirement accounts like 401(k)s and IRAs offer great tax advantages (and once upon a time--and maybe again someday--a corporate match). But people who have p

The "one big lump" theory of your money

Don't get confused by the way your money's divided up. It might be split up into IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, 529 plans, and annuities. Separately from that, it might be invested in d