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

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

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Best Money Tips: How to Make Your Retirement More Successful

Today we found helpful articles on ways to make your retirement more successful, tips to save money at big box stores, and the best college degrees for job security.

You Don't Need a Retirement Plan — You Need a Financial Independence Plan

If planning for retirement is your primary financial goal, you may be doing it wrong.

6 Great Retirement Jobs

Even though you're retired, you might still want to make some extra cash. Here are some great side jobs to consider.

Which Retirement Account Is Right for You?

We all know that saving for retirement is of key importance. But how do you pick the right plan for you?

5 Questions to Ask Before You Borrow From Your Retirement Account

You need quick money, and money is exactly what you have sitting in a retirement account. Is it okay to borrow from it?

6 Warning Signs You're Sabotaging Your Nest Egg

Do your future you a favor and stop making these all-too-common retirement mistakes.

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 Ways to Strengthen Your Finances Before Retirement

Make the transition to retirement a little easier by taking care of few personal finance tasks before your income shrinks.

33 Places to Retire If You Love the Rain

If rainy skies leave you with a smile on your face, you may want to consider retiring in one of these affordable cities. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain!

Are You Wasting $300,000 on Lunch?

If you're dropping dollars on takeout lunches every day, you just might be eating your retirement.

Best Money Tips: How to Get Bigger Checks From Social Security

Today we found articles on ways to get bigger checks from Social Security, cheats for waking yourself up during the week, and how to avoid leaving money on the table.

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.

Best Money Tips: Cheapest Cities for Retirees

Today we found articles on the cheapest cities for retirees, the best time to visit top vacation destinations for big savings, and affordable but romantic Valentine’s Day ideas.

Best Money Tips: The Best and Worst States to Retire

Today we found articles on the best and worst states to retire, ways to keep your money safe while traveling, and cancer-causing foods you should avoid.

Stop Making These 10 Bogus Retirement Savings Excuses

Your nest egg needs attention now if you want to ease smoothly into retirement later. No more excuses!

Is it Safe to Re-Finance Your Home Close to Retirement?

Refinancing to a lower mortgage may sound like a no-brainer, but if you're close to retirement, consider these complications.

6 Retirement Products That Aren't Worth Your Money

These retirement products promise stability and wealth in your golden years, but the truth is, you're better off without them.

5 Reasons Women Might Retire With More Wealth

Despite shortchanges in earnings, women just may be able to retire with more wealth than men. Here's why.

Best Money Tips: Smart Retirement Strategies for Women

Today we found smart retirement strategies for women, DIY cleaning products that you can make for pennies, and lessons we can learn from Jedi Master Yoda.

How Much Can You Afford to Risk In a Play Money Account?

Taking reasonable investment risks can be fun with "play money" you set aside for the purpose — just don't risk your retirement or emergency fund!