Retirement 401(k)

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  • Taking a loan from yourself

    A 401(k) plan is designed to help you save for retirement. But, what if you are strapped for cash? Geri Pell explains why it may be a smart decision (sometimes) to borrow from your plan.

  • Bond world bombshell

    Pimco co-founder Bill Gross is leaving the firm for rival Janus Capital. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how this may impact individual investors.

  • Bill Gross & your 401k

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses what the departure of Bill Gross means for 401k holders and individual investors' retirement plans.

  • 401-not-ok

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.

  • An industry expert explains his big change of heart over adding ETFs to a retirement plan. It's not just hype; 401(k)s do need ETFs.

  • Top 10 reasons you should never borrow from your 401(k)

    401(k) accounts have replaced the home-equity loan as the primary source of quick cash for financially strapped Americans. Ric Edelman, noted financial advisor, explains why this is a huge mistake.

  • Target-date funds invest in a mix of assets that change based on your age and the date that you expect to retire.

  • Cramer: Good, bad & ugly of 401(k)s

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says if the company you work for offers an employer match for your 401(k) contributions, then you want to put money into your 401(k) until that match is maxed out.

  • In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have nothing saved, but experts say there's no time like the present to start.

  • Trade less pay for higher 401(k)?

    A survey by Fidelity Investments found 43 percent of those polled would opt for a lower salary in exchange for a larger employer contribution to their 401(k). The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • Retirement: Cut back now or suffer later?

    Aron Levine, Bank of America, discusses a new survey showing most Americans will risk old age poverty to avoid cutting back now.

  • Understanding target date retirement funds

    Financial Engines CEO Jeff Maggioncalda helps consult about 9 million of the 78 million baby boomers with their 401(k) plans. In one study, his company found people are making mistakes using "target date" retirement funds. Chad Parks, The Online 401(k) founder, provides perspective. With CNBC's Kelly Evans and Sharon Epperson.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Traditional or Roth

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer breaks down the differences between traditional retirement methods and a Roth 401(k) or IRA.

  • It’s been hard enough teaching people how to save for their retirement. It could be more difficult to teach them how to spend that retirement savings.

  • Cramer's Playbook: IRA vs. 401(k)

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why he believes an IRA is the single, best retirement vehicle out there.

  • A new study finds that the typical 401(k) would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.

  • The majority of 401(k) participants are too busy, overwhelmed or just plain bored to make any changes to how their retirement money is being invested.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Retirement vs. discretionary

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer highlights the differences between your retirement and discretionary portfolio. Cramer says to be more conservative with your retirement, while using a more aggressive approach with your discretionary.

  • Workers' retirement confidence has recovered from record lows of the past five years, showing an increase in 2014. But that's not the whole story.

  • Don't make these mistakes with your 401(k)

    For many people, most of their savings are tied up in their 401(k) where they think their money is safe and will continue to grow. CNBC's Sharon Epperson speaks with three top financial advisors about the most common mistakes people make with their 401(k) savings plans.