Articles on Retirement

5 Questions Retirees Should Ask Before Starting a Small Business

Retirement is usually a time to relax — but for others, it's time to open their dream business. Is it really the right move?

7 Things You Should Know About Your 401(k) Match

Confused about how your employer's 401(k) match works? We'll break it down for you.

Yes, You Still Need an Emergency Fund in Retirement

An emergency fund isn't just for the working world. You need to bring one into retirement, too.

7 Easiest Ways to Catch Up on Retirement Savings Later in Life

If your retirement savings are off to a late start, you aren't alone. A few smart money moves can help you catch up.

What to Do if You're Laid Off Before You Retire

You’ve found yourself out of work before you were ready to retire. Don’t worry! You can make this transition work.

5 Things Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Employee Retirement Accounts

More than half of American small business employees don't have a workplace retirement plan. Here's why your small business should offer one.

What Every Retirement Saver Should Know About Required Minimum Distributions

Uncle Sam hasn't forgotten about your tax-deferred retirement accounts. When you turn 70½, he'll come knocking.

4 False Assumptions That Could Threaten Your Retirement Years

Are you heading for a rough retirement? If you're counting on these things in your golden years, you may be in for a rude awakening.

How to Avoid These 3 Investment Worries That Will Derail Your Retirement

It's normal to have retirement worries. But these fears can derail your retirement completely.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Overseas Retirement

Retiring overseas can seem scary, but you can make the transition to "expat" smooth sailing with a few easy to navigate tips.

Why Playing It Safe With Your Money Is Actually Risky

When it comes to your money, fear of risk may be your biggest enemy.

6 Things You Need to Do if You're Retiring in 2018

This is it; 2018 is the year you retire. Before you leave the working world, there are a fey key moves to make first.

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Retiring Abroad

Don't retire overseas until you've successfully avoided these classic mistakes.

5 Alternatives to a 401(k) Plan

If you're nervous about the future of 401(k) plans, you'll be pleased to know you have other options.

How Longevity Insurance Can Keep You From Outliving Your Money

People are living longer than ever. Longevity insurance promises you won't outlive your retirement savings.

What You Need to Semi-Retire Abroad Right Now

If you'd like to pack your bags and head overseas for a semiretirement, here's what you need first.

8 Critical 401(k) Questions You Need to Ask Your Employer

You know you should be using your work-sponsored 401(k) plan, but to really make the most of it, you need to ask a few questions.

How to Plan for a Forced Early Retirement

Eighteen percent of Americans are forced to retire early. Are you prepared for an early retirement?

How Divorce Can Impact Your Social Security Payments

Divorce impacts many aspects of your life — even your Social Security benefits.

7 Smart Reasons to Retire Abroad

If you're on the fence about where to enjoy your life after work, one of these great reasons to retire abroad may be all the push you need.