Articles on Retirement

12 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Retire

The hard work of a 9-to-5 may be over with retirement, but another kind of hard work begins — maintaining a comfortable lifestyle. These money moves will help.

How to Tell if Your 401K Is a Good or a Bad One

The sad truth is that some 401K plans offer bad investments with high fees. Learn how to evaluate yours before you lose too much.

8 Signs Your Retirement Is on Track

You've been pumping money into your retirement accounts, but how do you know if you're on the right track? If these signs ring true, you're doing just fine.

Retire for Half the Cost in These 5 Countries

Help your retirement funds go twice as far by retiring in one of these beautiful locales abroad. They're almost too cheap to be true!

Ask the Readers: Where Would You Like to Retire?

Tell us where you would like to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

401K or IRA? You Need Both

You know you should have either a 401K or an IRA. Have you considered you might need both?

Don't Let These Expenses Spoil Your Retirement Abroad

Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy, especially if you move abroad. Don't get stuck facing these large unexpected (and stressful) bills

5 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Second Home in Retirement

A vacation home is a lifetime dream. For retirees, living the dream comes with an extra dose of reality.

Using Your Roth IRA as an Emergency Fund — Ever a Good Idea?

You know you need an emergency fund, but you just don't have one. When "disaster" strikes, where can you turn for fast cash? Your Roth IRA can help.

5 Ways to Handle a Forced Early Retirement

When you're forced to exit the workforce early, it can throw a serious wrench in your retirement plans. Here's how to handle it.

10 Signs You Aren't Saving Enough for Retirement

Do you get the sinking feeling you aren't saving enough for retirement? You probably aren't.

4 Moves That Guarantee a Great Retirement

The number of Americans happy in retirement plummets each year. Avoid that fate and enjoy your golden years to the max.

How to Retire Rich

You don't want to be just comfortable in retirement. Here's how to retire like a one percenter.

A Simple Guide to Rolling Over All of Your 401Ks and IRAs

Wondering what to do with your 401K or IRA after a job switch? We'll break it down for you.

Ask the Readers: Have You Started Saving for Retirement?

Tell us whether you've started saving for retirement and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

Best Money Tips: How to Retire By 55

Today we found a strategy for early retirement, questions that will help you declutter, and the details on Hulu’s new cable TV service.

One Smart Thing You Can Do for Your Retirement Today

The smartest thing you can do for retirement planning is so easy, there's just no excuse not to do it. Even better? It's free.

A Simple Guide to Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed

Being your own boss has its major ups. But one of its biggest downs? You're on your own for retirement.

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.