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  • A 401(k) fund most retirement savers still can't get Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Don't let your 401(k) retire before you do Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    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     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    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.

  • A third of people have zero saved for retirement Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    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)?     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    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.

  • Bull market sends 401(k)s soaring to new highs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Since 2010, average employee contributions have increased $470, and average employer contributions have gone up $400, USA Today reports.

  • Retirement: Cut back now or suffer later?     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    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     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    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     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

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

  • What’s next for the 401(k) industry? Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    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)     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

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

  • High fees eroding many retirement accounts Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

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

  • NEW YORK, April 9- It may sound like something you would train your dog to do, but the "reverse rollover" is a maneuver that more retirement-minded workers should try. Currently, 69 percent of company 401 plans allow workers to bring IRA money to them, according to the Plan Sponsor Council of America, an employer group.

  • The case for ignoring your 401(k)...yes, there is one! Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Retirement confidence rises, but the data are grim Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    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)     Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Can't figure out 401(k) fees? Govt wants more help Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    The Labor Department proposed a new rule that would make it easier for 401(k) plan owners and their employers to determine fees and expenses.

  • 3 ways to grow your 401(k), no matter your age Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    All generations of pre-retirees are facing some level of savings shortfall, but there are steps anyone can take to help build their 401(k).