CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.» Read More
According to a new study by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries, retirement funds could lose as much as 20 percent in value, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson.
Weighing in on this question are NBC Today's Jean Chatzky, finance expert Liz Weston, CNBC's Sharon Epperson, and Sanborn Mortgage's Michael Menatian.
Jean Chatsky, NBC Today financial editor, says the closer someone gets to retirement, the more they should put their money in safer places. Liz Weston, author of "Deal With Your Debt"; CNBC's Sharon Epperson; and Michael Menatian, Sanborn Mortgage president, weigh in.
Jean Chatzky, NBC Today financial editor, talks about the ramifications.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how some retirees became millionaires from their retirement savings. "Most millionaires are able to accumulate their wealth because they didn't spend it," says Barry Glassman of Glassman Wealth Services.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche, Kelly Evans and Dominic Chu discuss a Wells Fargo study that says more than half of millennials lack confidence in the stock market.
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.
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.
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.
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."