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How to Save for Retirement Without a 401K

Learning how to save for retirement without a 401k
Work doesn't offer a 401K plan — now what? Get proactive and create a retirement plan for yourself.

Latest Articles in Retirement

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?

7 Retirement Planning Steps Late Starters Must Make

Americans are not very good at saving for retirement. If retirement is looming your horizon, start doing a better job of preparing.

Best Money Tips: Avoid These Roadblocks to a Secure Retirement

Today we found articles on roadblocks to a secure retirement, things you shouldn't wait until Black Friday to buy, and a surprise fee that you might find when you rent a car.

5 American Cities Where You Can Retire On Just Social Security

If Social Security is your primary post-retirement income, it may be time to move. Maybe to one of these five low-cost U.S. cities.

4 of the Fastest Ways to Go Broke in Retirement

Retirement should be for relaxing. But if you keep up these four habits, you'll spend your golden years broke.

5 Signs It’s Time to See a Credit Counselor

Don't navigate the murky waters of debt alone. A credit counselor may be the guiding light you need.

5 Financial Moves You Should Make Five Years Before Retirement

With retirement just five years away, you can't afford not to make these smart financial moves.

The 10 Worst States for Retirees

Those nearing retirement are often advised to downsize — often to another, cheaper state. That's smart, as long as you avoid these 10 states.

5 Times It's Okay to Delay Retirement Savings

We'll just about never tell you to put off retirement savings. But in these extreme and temporary instances, it might be okay.

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?