Financial Planning

Retirement Accounts

Why a 401(k) Can Be a Good Place for an Annuity

Congress is expected to pass legislation to make annuities more widely available in 401(k)s. That will have several advantages…

Aging for Beginners

Are You Financially SECURE? What the New Retirement Legislation Could Mean to You

401(k) options are getting better. New proposals in the House and Senate are a potential boon for baby boomers and their post-retirement income.

Wealthy and Wise

Is Your Retirement Account Safe from Creditors?

Whether your IRAs are protected from creditors depends on the answers to several questions.

Stock of the Week

May 1, 2019 | Cardinal Health Inc. | CAH

This week’s Stock of the Week is a different way to invest in the health-care industry. Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH) provides…

Financial Planning

5 Money Mavens Reveal Their Most Memorable Mistakes

Even some of the country’s shrewdest financial pros have made big mistakes with their money. Here are their confessions so you don’t make those mistakes.

Social Security

How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits Without Breaking the Rules

Our Social Security expert answers some of the trickiest questions posed by real benefits recipients.

Wealthy and Wise

Be Cautious When Naming Beneficiaries for Your IRA

As many readers are aware, IRAs can offer many benefits including the ability to defer taxes on the money placed…

Retirement Planning

Your Retirement Savings Goal Is Almost Certainly Too Low

Americans are massively underestimating how much they need to save to have the retirements they want.

Financial Planning

How Does Your Financial Health Stack Up Against America’s?

Just 28% of Americans are financially “healthy,” despite statistics that indicate a strong economy. Here’s what you can do to make sure you are not just “coping” or “vu...

Financial Advisers

Robo Advisors Are Closing Down—Here’s What to Do

Robo advisors were supposed to make it easier to invest for the long-term, but several have already closed. Here’s how to deal with the dangers.

Financial Advisers

Beware Brokers Who Run Up Charges Through Excessive Trading

When the market’s going up, many investors don’t notice that their brokers are churning their accounts—don’t get ripped off this way.

Retirement Planning

Avoid These Costly Mistakes With Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

Mistakes are common on taking required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts, and the penalties are steep. Here’s how to avoid them.

Financial Planning

Young Americans Can’t Buy Homes Anymore—and It’s Going to Hurt Them Big Time

Shifting trends have made it harder for young people to own homes and have put generations of Americans at enormous risk for financial insecurity.

Retirement Planning

Best Way to Earn a Few Extra Bucks…or A Lot…In Retirement

Whether you want extra spending money or to bulk up your nest egg, there are plenty of ways for retirees to make $10,000, $25,000, or $50,000+.

Retirement Planning

Americans Feel Better About Aging, But Savings Lag Behind

More people are embracing aging, but most are not ready for retirement and, in many cases, they don’t even know what ready means.