retirement

5 Essential Things Women Should Know About Investing

Half of America's household breadwinners are women — who unfortunately, are still playing catch-up in the investment world. Find out why.

9 Best Free Financial Learning Tools

Whether you're baffled by bonds or confused by compounding, all the financial education you need is just a click away — and it's all free.

10 Times You Shouldn't Invest in Stocks

Investing in stocks is a great way to build wealth — but not always. Here's how to decide whether the stock market is right for you.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Rolling Over Your 401(k)

Taking a 401(k) distribution when you leave a job will cost you. Take 10 minutes to rollover your account and keep your retirement fund growing.

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

There are lots of ways to go wrong with a 401(k). Don't hurt your retirement with any of these common mistakes.

5 Things Successful Savers Do

People who save a lot of money share a lot of the same habits. Start saving more by doing as they do.

5 Reasons to Fire Your Financial Adviser Soon

Many of Bernie Madoff's clients said "I thought he was my friend." Find out if your adviser is a friendly, but unscrupulous salesman and not the ethical adviser he should be.

4 Exciting World Cities You Can Afford to Retire In

Retirees can stretch their pensions (and their imaginations) by retiring overseas. Consider these affordable locales and start planning now!

5 Dumb Investments Smart People Make

Investing early and often is smart money management — usually. Avoid these common mistakes and you'll keep your portfolio safe and growing.

5 Financial Obstacles That Are Especially Tough for Women

For a few reasons — some unfair — women face obstacles to money that men do not. Learn about those obstacles — and learn how to overcome them.

7 Occasions When You Should Definitely Hire a Financial Advisor

It's great to be able to DIY your money, but some jobs require the skills of a pro. Be the smart about when to seek professional financial advice.

The NFL's 5 Most Frugal Players

Sad stories of spendthrift athletes wasting millions are all too common. But for these five footballers, frugal lifestyles keep their finances fit.

5 Money Lessons People Learn at Their First Job

A first job teaches plenty about getting and keeping a job. A first paycheck teaches us a few things about getting and keeping money, too.

Don't Miss Kiplinger and NAPFA's Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Day!

On September 25th, Kiplinger and NAPFA will be holding Jump-Start Your Retirement Plan Day to help answer all your retirement questions!

Best Money Tips: Top 10 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Today we found some stellar articles on retirement planning mistakes, money rules that nobody will ever teach you, and budgeting on a variable income.

Why One-Third of Americans Haven't Saved for Retirement

The good news is that two-thirds of Americans have saved at least something for retirement. Do any of these explanations sound familiar?

Ask the Readers: Where Do You Want to Retire?

Tell us where you want to retire and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

You May Be Putting Your Retirement Money in the Wrong Place

ETFs? Index funds? Stocks? Where should you put your retirement money? It depends on your situation and goals. Here's how to decide.

7 Ways Investing Sucks (and Why You Should Do It Anyway)

Yes, investing is complicated and difficult. But it's not as bad as you think.

10 Unexpected Things You Should Consider When Picking Where You Retire

Before you downsize and leave town for retirement, make sure where you want to live meshes with how you want to live.