Warren Bill Proposes Social Security Recipients Should Receive One-Time Raise
A proposed bill by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give Social Security recipients a one-time lump sum of $581 because of a lack of a cost of living increase.
Upside and Downside of Investing in a myRA, Uncle Sam’s Newest Savings Plan
The U.S. government just rolled out a new savings plan called myRA - is it right for you?
This Simplified 401(k) Robo-Advisor Hopes to Flower on Wall Street
An image of a wilting or thriving plant is used to convey performance in place of charts, graphs and financial jargon
Inflation Needs to Be Part of Your Retirement Plan
Overall inflation may be low or nonexistent now, but tomorrow's retirees could be in for a nasty shock if it returns to historical norms.
What’s a Tontine? And Why Can’t I Use One To Save For Retirement?
An ancient and long-outlawed financial instrument may be part of the retirement savings plan of the future.
You Can Fund Retirement By Marrying Rich
By the time you jump through all the hoops required to land a wealthy spouse, you may wish you had stayed poor.
Smart Savers Acing Retirement, With a Little Help from Their Friends
Some retirement savers are turning to networks to maximize their retirement savings - is that working?
With Markets Shaky, You Need to Check Your IRA
As the stock market continues its volatile ways, now is the best time to check in on those recent retirement planning moves — especially if they concern a Roth conversion
Stop Robbing Your Own Retirement Account
Tapping into your 401(k) plan for a loan or a distribution should be considered only as a last resort for consumers who are short on cash.
Boosting Retirement Income: How to Generate Funds in Your Golden Years
If you're short of cash in retirement, get busy, and get some extra income.
Socially Responsible Retirement Investing
Retirees want to align their values to their portfolios, but at what cost?
You Probably Are Measuring Portfolio Performance All Wrong
Looking only at returns without thinking about risk, means seeing only half the picture.
Americans Feel Insecure About Their Social Security Knowledge
When it comes to people’s Social Security benefits and how they’re determined, most feel completely in the dark
Your Lack of Knowledge About Social Security Can Drain Your Retirement Savings
Indifference - or just plain ignorance - on Social Security can cost consumers plenty in retirement.
Panic Boom: Market Volatility Tips For Anxious Retirees
The stock market is both choppy and chaotic - what can retirees do to stay on course?
Rising Rental Costs Can Jeopardize Boomers' Retirement
If you think Millennials are struggling to find affordable rentals, think about their parents.
New Fiduciary Rules Will Help Ensure Your Investments Are Not Compromised
If regulators enact new rules requiring brokers to keep clients' interests foremost, it could save retirement investors a pile of money.
Financial Literacy Is the New, Coveted Employer-Supplied Job Benefit
If your workplace isn't already offering some kind of financial literacy education, it probably will be soon.
Are You Going to Outlive Your Money?
Probably the only thing more uncomfortable than thinking about dying is thinking about outliving your money.
Retirement Planning for Singles: How Going It Alone Makes Saving Different
Singles have some advantages over married couples when it comes to planning for a secure retirement. But being single also has significant downsides.
You Can Fight Back Against 401(k) Fees
You won't be able to shake all the fees associated with your 401(k) plan, but you can trim down on all the extra charges for the funds within it.
Reduce Fees and Beef Up Your Retirement Portfolio
Retirement planning fees can eat away at your retirement fund -- unless you take these steps to stop it.
How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect My Retirement?
Higher interest rates are on the way, which could be a game changer for retirees.
Too Many Americans Are Uninterested, Under Invested In Retirement
U.S. retirement savers are losing ground financially - and it's their own fault.
Why Don’t Young Investors Trust Financial Advisors?
Many younger retirement savers aren't looking for help with financial advisors, and here's why.
Did You Sell on Black Monday? Here's What You Should Do
Investors who panicked on Black Monday should jump right back into the market because a pause often leads to many years of sitting on the sidelines.
How Retirement Investors Can Gain In Volatile Markets
Even when stock prices seem to be spinning out of control, a calm and collected retirement saver can gin up improved returns.
Covering Your Six on Wall Street: How To Protect Investments During A Major Market Correction
When volatility seems to come in unrelenting streams, even the bravest investor can get nervous. Here's how to avoid needless loss and keep from making a fear-driven mistake.
Retiree Travelers: 5 Vacation Ideas for Those with Physical Challenges
Many travel hot spots and cruise lines offer special amenities for seniors who have limited mobility.
3 Most Effective Retirement Strategies
The whiplash seen in stocks over the last week means your retirement savings strategy needs a little extra care.