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  • The only retirement guide you'll ever need Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Retirement guides run the gamut—from stating the obvious to engaging in scare tactics. Here's a checklist of things to boost your savings.

  • The end game: Athlete retirement   Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    The end game: Athlete retirement

    Even though they make millions during their career, professional athletes have an even greater risk of outliving their money, since their retirement can last 50 years or more. CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses a new game plan with BrightScope founders Mike and Ryan Alfred.

  • Dec 4- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp will stop matching employees' retirement-fund contributions and review health benefits to help cut costs, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing an internal memo. RadioShack will discontinue matching for 401 and 1165 plans on Feb. 1, the memo from Chief Executive Officer Joe Magnacca said, according to Bloomberg.

  • Will the new 401(k) guarantees save your retirement? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation headquarters

    Rule changes on guaranteed pension payments look promising, but are they for you?

  • Pros and cons of 401(k) roll over to pension   Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    Pros and cons of 401(k) roll over to pension

    Rolling over 401(k) money to pension offers lifetime income stream. The benefits and the drawbacks, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Investors find better balance in their 401(k)s Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    401 (k) statement

    Fewer investors are going all-in with their retirement savings.

  • Gauging patience of 401k participants   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:17 PM ET
    Gauging patience of 401k participants

    Discussing recent movement in 401k portfolios on market fears, with Ric Edelman, Edelman Financial Services, and CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Abrupt movement in 401(k) portfolios   Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:16 PM ET
    Abrupt movement in 401k portfolios

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the correlation between market moves and movement in 401(k) investments.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday the company will drop the Pimco Total Return Fund from its 401 k plan as a result of the sudden departure of Bill Gross. Effective Nov. 14, 2014, the Pimco Total Return Fund is being removed from Ford's investment lineup. " Gross, one of the bond market's most renowned investors and the former manager of the flagship Pimco...

  • Big firms raise risk in 401(k) target-date funds Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    Several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans.

  • Oct 10- In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401 retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans. BlackRock Inc, Fidelity Investments and Pacific Investment Management Co- all firms that have seen returns in their...

  • Taking a loan from yourself   Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 3:10 PM ET
    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.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...

  • YOUR MONEY-Five ways to get help with your 401(k) Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...

  • Stern Advice-Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- It makes sense, given the gains workers have seen in their retirement plans and in home prices in recent years, that they would consider tapping their 401 accounts to buy homes.

  • Bond world bombshell -- now what?   Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET
    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   Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
    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    Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.