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You know you should be saving for retirement — and saving a lot. Betcha' didn't know you needed to save this much!

Latest Articles in Retirement

5 Important Things to Know About Your 401K and IRA in 2016

Another new year already? Yep, and here's what the coming year will bring for your retirement accounts.

9 Unexpected Expenses for Retirees — And How to Manage Them

Lots of things get cheaper as we age, but not everything. Be prepared for these unexpected retirement expenses.

Best Money Tips: Things You Can Save for Retirement Besides Money

Today we found things you can save for retirement besides money, ways social media is making you poor, and changes to the homebuying process that you need to know about.

7 Penalty-Free Ways to Withdraw Money From Your Retirement Account

Borrow money from your IRA, penalty-free? It's possible in these seven scenarios!

How Much Can You Afford to Spend in Retirement?

You made it! Now how exactly can you enjoy your retirement without worrying about your savings? Follow these rules of thumb.

8 Steps to Starting a Retirement Plan in Your 30s

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

6 Ways to Guarantee Income in Retirement

Retire your fears of outliving your savings. Here's how to guarantee income in your golden years.

How to Plan for Retirement When You’re Ready to Retire

The Federal Reserve says nearly 20% of Americans almost ready for retirement have no retirement savings. None. Gulp.

The SEP-IRA Is How the Self-Employed Do Retirement Like a BOSS

The self-employed aren't saving enough for retirement. Are you one of them? Time to start a SEP-IRA.

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.

Watch Out for These 5 Sneaky 401K Fees

Don't let fees and plan costs sap your 401K earnings. Watch out for these five hidden retirement fees.

7 Signs Your 401(k) is Underperforming

If your 401(k) is failing to impress, better to know it now than never. Here are some early warning signs your retirement fund is sinking.

6 Cool Jobs for Retirees

Working in retirement is a reality for many. But the right gig can be a fun and rewarding way to earn cash in your golden years.

4 Reasons Early Retirement Might Be Financially Risky

So many of us dream of early retirement, but it comes at a price — often your nest egg. Can you afford to stop working early?

5 Best Websites to Help You Retire Early

Everybody dreams of retiring early, but few of us actually do it. These retirement finance experts can show you the way.

7 States With the Lowest Taxes for Retirees

Why deal with burdensome taxes in your golden years? Make one of these tax-lenient states your new home base in retirement.

How One Woman Retired at 60 and Traveled the World

One early retiree proves it's not how much you make that matters. Instead, it's what you do with what you have that makes all the difference.

6 Retirement Rules You Should Be Breaking

There's more to the golden years than meets the eye (and wallet). You may want to consider breaking these often misunderstood rules of retirement.

8 Reasons Why Your Retirement Cost Calculations May Be Wrong

How are you calculating your retirement savings? Consider some often overlooked expenses — and savings — the next time you add it up.

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