Articles on Retirement

How to Face 4 Ugly Truths About Retirement Planning

It's time to face — and overcome — the ugly truths of retirement planning.

7 Things Financial Advisers Wish You Knew About Retirement

You don't need a crystal ball to plan your retirement. You just need to listen to your financial adviser.

4 Reasons You Might Have a "Phased" Retirement

If a total leave from the working world isn't in your cards, take your retirement in phases!

6 Ways Travel in Retirement Keeps You Young

Retirement is the perfect time to realize those dreams of traveling the world! What are you waiting for — go!

Why Tax Day Is April 15 and Other Weird Financial Deadlines

It might seem like the federal government drew these financial dates and deadlines out of a hat, but there's reason behind the madness.

How Are People Retiring in Their 30s?!

What if you could retire and travel the world by your 30s? It's not just fantasy — these bloggers have done it!

7 Traps to Avoid With Your 401(k)

Your 401(k) is a powerful retirement savings tool, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.

6 Millennial Money Habits Every Retiree Should Learn

Millennials are savvy to some pretty healthy money habits. Even older generations should take notes!

Here's How Your Taxes Will Change When You Retire

While you plan for all the travel and hobbies you'll do in retirement, you should probably plan for your taxes, too.

3 Ways More Money in Retirement Might Cost You

Having an extra large nest egg is a good thing! But to be sure, it comes with extra headaches you'll have to manage.

Ask the Readers: What Is Your Target Retirement Age?

Tell us what your target retirement age is and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Before Your Retirement Age

Your Social Security benefits increase with every year you wait to claim them. But sometimes, sooner is better.

If You're Lucky Enough to Receive a Pension, Here Are 6 Things You Need to Do

Pensions are pretty much a thing of the past. If you're lucky enough to get one, here's how to make the most of it.

Your 401K in 2017: Here's What's New for You

2017 may not bring a lot of changes to your 401K, but you can still make sure you're making the most of your retirement plan.

The Inventor of the 401K Has Second Thoughts About Your Retirement Plan — Now What?

401K plans aren't perfect — its inventors even say so. But they can still help build your perfect retirement.

How Almost Anyone Can Afford to Retire in Mexico

Calling Mexico home during your golden years can really stretch your retirement savings. Crossing the border is a lot easier than you think!

4 Reasons People Don't Retire Early — and How You Can

Tired of the daily grind? Early retirement may be within reach if you can get past four financial and mental roadblocks.

4 Keys to an Early Retirement

Does it seem like it's taking forever to get to the point where you can stop working? Here's how to get on the fast track to early retirement.

Why Your Credit Score Matters in Retirement

Just because you've left the working world behind, doesn't mean you can leave the credit world behind. Here's how to keep your credit score golden, too.

5 Things Your Financial Planner Isn't Telling You About Retirement

Relying too much on your financial planner may be costing you. Make sure you retire the smart way, with your interests at the forefront — and not your adviser's.