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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.

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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?

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.