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8 Steps to Starting a Retirement Plan in Your 30s

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Sure, retirement savings is best started early — but better late than never. Here's how to start saving past 30.

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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.

These 5 Expenses Will Probably Cost You a Lot Less in Retirement

There's one silver lining to retirement planning: These five expenses are likely to dwindle in your golden years.

5 Financial Moves Now That You'll Regret When You Retire

Retirement may seem like a distant dot on the horizon, but if you make these costly money moves today, you'll really regret it later.

15 Retirement Terms Every New Investor Needs to Know

Good for you for starting that retirement fund! Your future self will thank you. Now, let's get you brushed up on some key terms.

4 Ways Couples Are Shortchanging Their Retirement Savings

You and your spouse are in it together for all things, including retirement savings. Make sure you're saving enough for both of you.

5 Questions Couples Must Ask Before Retirement

Marriage and money mean being on the same page. Don't forget your retirement, too!

Stop Falling for These 6 Social Security Myths

Put the fearmongering to rest. These harmful Social Security myths are a hazard to your money.

New Job? Don't Make These 7 Mistakes With Your Benefits

Congrats on the new gig! Before you start celebrating, make sure you aren't making these crucial mistakes with your new benefits.

Best Money Tips: Make These 7 Moves to Retire Early

Today we found articles on smart moves for early retirement, how to have a tailgating party indoors, and ways to save money on a family vacation.

The Penalty-Free Way to Withdraw Retirement Money Early

For most retirement plans the penalty for early withdrawal can be hefty. Here's a surprising, if complex, alternative.

5 Ways American Retirement Is Changing

American retirement isn't what it used to be. Are you adapting with the changing times?

6 Smart Ways to Boost Your Social Security Payout Before Retirement

Pave the way for a smart retirement by boosting your Social Security payout first.

13 Crucial Social Security Terms Everyone Needs to Know

Most Americans depend on Social Security in retirement. That's why it's critical to know these 13 Social Security terms.

9 Threats to a Secure Retirement

What's keeping you from saving enough money for a secure retirement?