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  • What kind of investor are you? Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    What kind of investor are you?

    Are you a planner, procrastinator, or an avoider when it comes to your retirement? CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks at how your answer will impact your savings.

  • The best 401(k) plans Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:46 PM ET
    The best 401k plans

    Some 401(k)plans are just better than others. CNBC's Sharon Epperson took a look at the differences and found that some of the strongest plans are in law.

  • Money & divorce Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:50 PM ET
    Money & divorce

    Two researchers at the Federal Reserve watched 30,000 couples over 14 years, and concluded that the more mismatched they were financially, the more likely they are to divorce.

  • 'Winging' retirement is trending Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    'Winging' retirement is trending

    When it comes to retirement, many people just want to "wing it." CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports.

  • Setting up your 401(k) Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:45 PM ET
    Setting up your 401k

    Your 401(k) is important, but it has its downsides, explains "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer. You should only contribute as much money to your 401(k) as it takes to get the full match from your employer.

  • Taking advantage of a market decline Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    Taking advantage of a market decline

    Whenever you get a 10 percent decline in the S&P 500, you want to double down, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer. That month, you should put in twice your normal 401k contribution.

  • What not to do with your 401k Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:15 PM ET
    What not to do with your 401k

    Don't use any of your 401k money to buy stock in the company you work for, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Planning for your retirement Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 6:40 PM ET
    Planning for your retirement

    Why does everyone always tell you to take advantage of your 401(k) and to fund your IRA? Because these are "tax-blessed vehicles," says "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer.

  • Ready to Retire? Don't Blow Your 'Decumulation' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

    After accumulating money in IRAs and 401(k)s, many retirees don't know how to transition from saving to spending. Here's a must-read guide.

  • Financial Literacy Education Not Making the Grade Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:47 AM ET

    Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.

  • Should You Pay Someone to Manage Your 401(k)? Friday, 24 May 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    Good News For Your 401(k)

    Fidelity says the average 401(k) balance topped $80,000 for the first time in Q1, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Niall Gannon, The Gannon Group, and Patricia Powell, Powell Financial Group, discuss.

  • 6 Tips for Managing Your 401(k) in a Hot Market Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:55 AM ET
    Retirement-2012-401k-road-sign-140.jpg

    Making periodic adjustments to your asset allocation is a wise move, and should be part of your overall retirement strategy.

  • Average 401(k) Balance Grows 75% Since 2009 Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Fidelity Investments

    The average 401(k) balance hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, according to Fidelity Investments.

  • Cramer: 401(k)'s Are Back Monday, 20 May 2013 | 9:32 AM ET
    Cramer: 401(k)'s Are Back

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer says 401(k) plans are back and explains why it "makes sense to invest."

  • Don’t Let 'Dead' 401(k)s Skew Your Retirement Plan Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    Americans typically work at seven different companies during their career, and most of them have something to show for each stop—untouched 401(k)s that can come back to bite you.

  • Obama After Your Retirement Fund? Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:33 PM ET
    Obama After Your Retirement Fund?

    President Obama's budget calls for a cap on tax-free retirement funds. The "Kudlow Report" crew discusses what this means.

  • New Retirement Tax Rules Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    New Retirement Tax Rules

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the difference between Roth 401(k)s and Roth IRAs.

  • Cap Creep: How Obama's IRA Limits Could Hit You Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Senate Budget Committee staff members hand out copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

    The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.

  • US Should Mandate 6% Savings Rate: Fidelity Exec Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Fidelity Investments President Ronald O'Hanley

    Fidelity's president proposed doubling the percentage of pay employers can put in automatically enrolled employees' 401(k)s.

  • 5 Surprises Your Retirement Plan Needs to Survive Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    You're just two years away from the big day, then, boom! Why financial advisers say Plan B should always be part of your retirement thinking.