Articles on Retirement

This Is the Basic Intro to Having a Retirement Fund That Everyone Needs to Read

If it wasn't important, we wouldn't keep saying it: Start a retirement account ASAP! Here's how.

Are YOU on This List of Cushiest Retirement Jobs?

If you think the retirement benefits at your job leave more to be desired, consider one of these alternatives!

Is This Hidden Cost Sapping Your Retirement Savings?

You may know how fund expenses can sap retirement accounts, but some funds also have even sneakier fees you should be aware of.

How to Prevent Boomerang Kids From Ruining Your Retirement Budget

It's important to be there for your kids, but how much help is too much help? Consider these factors before settling on an old living arrangement.

How to Talk About Retirement With Your Spouse

Avoiding that talk with your spouse about retirement will cost you both, eventually. Here's how to start talking — and planning your future.

Best Money Tips: Essential Things to Do to Retire Early

Today we found some stellar articles on retiring early, saving on wedding reception food, and simple ways to cut household expenses.

Don't Know What Annuities Are? You Might Be Missing Out

Most of us know about 401(k)s and IRAs, but annuities remain a mystery. Learn the basics about this often-overlooked (but useful) retirement investment tool.

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.

14 Ways to Retire Early

While retirement itself may seem an impossible dream, with good planning and aggressive saving, you may be able to actually retire — early.

Will You Ever Be Able to Retire?

A real retirement seems to be moving further from reach. Bring it closer with good planning and realistic expectations.

4 Reasons Why You Must Open a Roth IRA Before April 15

One quirk of the tax law is that any contributions to a Roth IRA before April 15 count against last year's limits. Here are four good reasons to open one now.

How to Balance Saving for Retirement, Emergency Fund, and Paying Off Debt

Funding the personal finance Big Three — debt repayment, retirement, and emergency cash — is possible if you follow a balanced plan, like this one.

Best Money Tips: Tips for a Better Retirement

Today we found some stellar articles on having a better retirement, getting ahead when living paycheck to paycheck, and sticking to your resolutions.

The 5 Most Common Ways People Derail Their Retirement

Many people are making these critical mistakes in their retirement planning. Are you one of them?

Best Money Tips: Tips for a Better Retirement

Today we found some great articles on tips for a better retirement, easy-to-keep New Year's resolutions, and ways to avoid identity theft.

Just Saving Isn't Enough: How Cash Flow Allocation Helps You Retire

Classic asset allocation teaches investors to diversify for safety. Apply this strategy to your retirement to keep the bills paid, even in a bad economy.

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.

Best Money Tips: 7 Phases to Retirement

Today we found some great articles on phases to retirement, productivity tips for freelancers, and stress-free frugality.

Best Money Tips: How to Retire Early

Today we found some stellar articles on how to retire early, ways to keep your security deposit, and how to get free prescription drugs.

Do You Know Your Retirement "Number"?

You might think you know the amount of money you'll need for a comfortable retirement — but you could be basing that off the wrong number.