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15 Retirement Terms Every New Investor Needs to Know

Good for you for starting that retirement fund! Your future self will thank you. Now, let's get you brushed up on some key terms.

8 Signs Your Retirement Is on Track

You've been pumping money into your retirement accounts, but how do you know if you're on the right track? If these signs ring true, you're doing just fine.

401K or IRA? You Need Both

You know you should have either a 401K or an IRA. Have you considered you might need both?

Using Your Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund — Ever a Good Idea?

You know you need an emergency fund, but you just don't have one. When "disaster" strikes, where can you turn for fast cash? Your Roth IRA can help.

403B vs. 401K: How Are They Different?

Sure, you know what a 401K is, but what the heck is a 403B? Here's how they differ.

5 Dumb IRA Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Investing in retirement is a great first step, but if you're making any of these easy-to-avoid IRA mistakes, you're hurting your returns.

Here's How to Deduct Charitable Donations on Your Taxes

Follow the rules if you want a tax break for charitable contributions. The IRS isn't so charitable with audits.

7 Things Your Financial Advisor Wishes You Knew

Then again, if you already knew these truths about investing, why would you need a financial advisor?

5 Important Things to Know About Your 401K and IRA in 2016

Another new year already? Yep, and here's what the coming year will bring for your retirement accounts.

7 Times It's Okay to Raid Your 529 Plan

While you shouldn't tap a 529 plan willy-nilly, sometimes it's okay to dip into school savings, especially if you have better options.