NEW YORK, Dec 3- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is sticking with Bank of America's Merrill Lynch unit to run its 401 program with $18 billion in assets, Wal-Mart confirmed on Tuesday. The average Wal-Mart employee has about $18,000 in their retirement account, according to BrightScope, which tracks and rates retirement plans.» Read More
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.
When it comes to retirement, many people just want to "wing it." CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports.
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.
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.
Don't use any of your 401k money to buy stock in the company you work for, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.
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.
WASHINGTON, Aug 7- If you think figuring out how much money to put into your retirement savings accounts is complex, wait until it's time to take money out. That is emotionally challenging to people who have spent their lifetimes trying to build their nest eggs, but it is also a mathematical challenge.
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.
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.
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.
Making periodic adjustments to your asset allocation is a wise move, and should be part of your overall retirement strategy.
The average 401(k) balance hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, according to Fidelity Investments.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer says 401(k) plans are back and explains why it "makes sense to invest."
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.
President Obama's budget calls for a cap on tax-free retirement funds. The "Kudlow Report" crew discusses what this means.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the difference between Roth 401(k)s and Roth IRAs.
The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.
Fidelity's president proposed doubling the percentage of pay employers can put in automatically enrolled employees' 401(k)s.
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.
The government watchdog says some investment firms urge workers to roll over their 401(k)s to IRAs, in order to gain fees for the firm.