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After years of hard work, diligent saving, and careful planning the big day finally arrives and you've retired. Now what?

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Rolling Over Your 401(k)

Taking a 401(k) distribution when you leave a job will cost you. Take 10 minutes to rollover your account and keep your retirement fund growing.

7 Ways to Max Out Your IRA Contributions by April 15th

Tax day is fast approaching. Try one of these smart ways to save up cash over the next month, and max out your personal IRA contribution; it's a deduction!

Is This the End of the Back-Door Roth IRA Tax Loophole?

The back-door Roth IRA is yet another tax dodge employed by the rich. Learn how it works for the wealthy — and why it may not work for anyone anymore.

How Much Should You Have Saved for Retirement by 30? 40? 50?

You know you should be saving for retirement — and saving a lot. Betcha' didn't know you need to save this much!

4 Exciting, Affordable American Cities to Retire In

Retirement should be both frugal and fun. These engaging and economical American cities have a lot to offer retirees.

5 Simple Ways to Boost an Underperforming 401(k)

For most of us a 401(k) is our primary retirement savings vehicle. Don't undercut your earnings by allowing your 401(k) to fall behind.

9 Things People Who Retire Early Do

Retiring early seems like such a dream, but for those who plan ahead, it's a reality. Find out what they're doing with their time now.

Why Taking Social Security Could Cost You Thousands

Now that Social Security offers early retirement, it's tempting to take the money and run. Before you do, understand how much you're giving up.

5 Reasons to Fire Your Financial Adviser Soon

Many of Bernie Madoff's clients said "I thought he was my friend." Find out if your adviser is a friendly, but unscrupulous salesman and not the ethical adviser he should be.

9 Changes That Will Affect Your Money in 2015

Several retirement contribution limits are raised, Obamacare penalty triples, myRA officially launches and many more tax and social security changes.

4 Times Raiding Your Retirement Accounts Early Is Okay

Most experts agree you should "never" borrow from your retirement accounts, with a few exceptions, such as these.

4 Exciting World Cities You Can Afford to Retire In

Retirees can stretch their pensions (and their imaginations) by retiring overseas. Consider these affordable locales and start planning now!

4 Ways to Boost Your 401(k) Returns

Most of us have all of our retirement eggs in the 401(k) basket. Maximize your fund's growth by making these powerful plan moves.

Don't Choose These 10 Cities If You Want to Retire Comfortably

Unless you've got an extra deep retirement fund (and no allergies), you should probably cross these potential retirement locales off your list.

The Five Types of People Who Never Retire (Are You One of Them?)

Whether due to choice or financial circumstance, some people choose to keep on keeping on rather than retire. Which one are you?

Best Money Tips: Common Retirement Planning Mistakes

Today we found some very cool articles on common retirement planning mistakes, amazing ways to use balloons, and stocking your medicine cabinet for less.

7 Occasions When You Should Definitely Hire a Financial Advisor

It's great to be able to DIY your money, but some jobs require the skills of a pro. Be the smart about when to seek professional financial advice.

7 Ways to Keep Your Retirement Funds From Disappearing

If you've got some retirement savings, you're doing well! Follow these guidelines to keep your savings as strong as possible.

6 Thoughts Everyone Has Their First Day of Retirement

After years of hard work, diligent saving, and careful planning the big day finally arrives and you've retired. Now what?

Best Money Tips: Top 10 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Today we found some stellar articles on retirement planning mistakes, money rules that nobody will ever teach you, and budgeting on a variable income.