The 401(k) is Americans' main means to save for retirement, but most don't know how to gauge whether a plan is good, putting savings at risk.» Read More
Many Americans turn to a 401(k) plan for fast cash, but financial advisors caution clients to seriously consider the pros and cons first.
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The government has appointed Comerica as administrator for President Obama's myRA savings scheme but no private employers have signed up.
Most advisors see reverse mortgages as an ill-advised last resort, but others say it can be a useful retirement-planning tool for seniors.
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Life insurance often gets short shrift, thanks to people's preconceived ideas, which, say advisors, results in some fairly common mistakes.
The dot-com bust, 9/11 and 2008 crisis left Gen Y investors wary of risks—and therefore less likely to benefit from the market.
The IRS is warning taxpayers about groups pretending to be a charitable organization to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors.
When it comes to retirement, American women save far less than men and invest too conservatively, according to a new survey from BlackRock.
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Advisors Lazetta Rainey Braxton and Shannon Eusey caution savers to maximize 401(k) opportunities but avoid pitfalls.