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How Much Should You Have Saved for Retirement by 30? 40? 50?

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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!

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Best Money Tips: The Best and Worst States to Retire

Today we found articles on the best and worst states to retire, ways to keep your money safe while traveling, and cancer-causing foods you should avoid.

Stop Making These 10 Bogus Retirement Savings Excuses

Your nest egg needs attention now if you want to ease smoothly into retirement later. No more excuses!

Is it Safe to Re-Finance Your Home Close to Retirement?

Refinancing to a lower mortgage may sound like a no-brainer, but if you're close to retirement, consider these complications.

6 Retirement Products That Aren't Worth Your Money

These retirement products promise stability and wealth in your golden years, but the truth is, you're better off without them.

5 Reasons Women Might Retire With More Wealth

Despite shortchanges in earnings, women just may be able to retire with more wealth than men. Here's why.

Best Money Tips: Smart Retirement Strategies for Women

Today we found smart retirement strategies for women, DIY cleaning products that you can make for pennies, and lessons we can learn from Jedi Master Yoda.

How Much Can You Afford to Risk In a Play Money Account?

Taking reasonable investment risks can be fun with "play money" you set aside for the purpose — just don't risk your retirement or emergency fund!

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.