How much money should you save for retirement? And will your savings be enough to cover your living expenses when you no longer draw a paycheck?
When preparing for retirement, deciding when to claim Social Security benefits is one of the biggest decisions.
You may continue working after you are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits, for a variety of reasons.
More than two-thirds of near-retirees don’t feel prepared for retirement. Are you? Read our five steps you can take today.
Thanks to improved health and medical advances there's a good chance that you may live into your 80s — and beyond.
While the estate-planning process can seem daunting, the sooner you start laying the foundation, the more manageable it will seem.
As you approach retirement, there are steps you need to take to ensure your savings can last a lifetime.
When most people think about retirement, their biggest concern is having enough money to live on.
As you plan for retirement, don't overlook the impact that healthcare costs could have on your retirement security.
As you’re saving for retirement, you want to make sure you’ll have enough money to live comfortably once you stop working — but you may also want to leave behind a legacy.
You've spent years building your retirement portfolio, but at some point you may want to turn your savings into income to help you live in retirement.
If you are a university leader thinking about retiring in the next decade, be prudent in the planning process.
Retirement is like a flight destination: Once it's clearly within sight, there are things you need to do to prepare for landing.
Forty years ago, Ford introduced the Mustang II, Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman to regain the heavyweight title and New York City's WPIX-FM premiered the first radio program dedicated to the new music craze – disco.
One-third of Americans are not familiar with the options in their retirement savings plan.
One of the most critical financial decisions married couples have to make is when to claim Social Security retirement benefits.
If you’re retired, you should keep monitoring your savings. Many of us will live 20 years or more in retirement, with women living even longer than men.
If you’re nearing retirement, your main goals are to keep contributing to your retirement account, and decide how and when you will step away from work.
As a couple, planning for retirement is among the most important decisions you and your spouse will make.
Learn about strategies that can help you avoid running out of money when taking retirement savings withdrawals.
If you have enough guaranteed income and investment assets to last for the rest of your life, you may have the ability to retire early.
Simplification and lower fees make consolidation an attractive option.
A taxation overview of retirement plans, IRAs, annuities, insurance and mutual funds.
Many of us envision a time of relaxation and enjoyment in retirement. To reach your dreams, take practical steps.
It's okay if you're not an experienced investor and don't have hours to spend building an investment strategy. Consider investing in a lifecycle fund.
If you’re nearing retirement and not feeling financially ready, these steps can help you get on track.
Many retirees end up returning to paid jobs because of difficulty making ends meet or because they miss working.
Roth IRA conversions can be an attractive option — make sure you know the advantages and things to consider.
Today, people have far more options and tools available to them to help them plan their retirement.
Retirement is a journey – a time to explore new possibilities and a time that could last for 30 years or more.
If you’re in your 50s or 60s and feeling you’re behind in saving for your retirement, you are not alone.
Some common myths about retirement can undermine your financial well-being.
There’s been much speculation about the health of the Social Security Administration and Social Security benefits.
Americans are nearing retirement while carrying greater amounts of mortgage debt, loans or credit card balances.
At any age, you need a game plan for generating income from various sources of retirement savings.
Mutual funds may be used to help you invest for a variety of goals such as retirement, a home purchase, or building up emergency savings.
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