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  • Don’t Let 'Dead' 401(k)s Skew Your Retirement Plan Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Obama After Your Retirement Fund?     Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 7:33 PM ET

    President Obama's budget calls for a cap on tax-free retirement funds. The "Kudlow Report" crew discusses what this means.

  • New Retirement Tax Rules     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the difference between Roth 401(k)s and Roth IRAs.

  • Cap Creep: How Obama's IRA Limits Could Hit You Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Senate Budget Committee staff members hand out copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

    The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.

  • US Should Mandate 6% Savings Rate: Fidelity Exec Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Fidelity Investments President Ronald O'Hanley

    Fidelity's president proposed doubling the percentage of pay employers can put in automatically enrolled employees' 401(k)s.

  • 5 Surprises Your Retirement Plan Needs to Survive Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    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.

  • Don't Get Rolled on Your 401(k) Rollover: GAO Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA).

    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.

  • Gold Regains $1,600 Level     Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses gold's close for the day. The precious metal ended up above $1,600 over concern in Cyprus as investors looked for a safe haven.

  • 11 Things About 401(k) Plans We Need to Fix Now Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    A contribution rate close to three percent, the lowest in the advanced world, is just one reason why American workers lag behind other developed countries in retirement savings.

  • Paul Ryan's Budget a Hit to Retirement?     Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 1:39 PM ET

    How the Paul Ryan budget impacts your retirement, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Five Retirement Tips to Remember at Tax Time Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    When we look at our retirement accounts, we often overlook the taxes we'll have to pay on our 401(k) and IRA withdrawals.

  • 401(k) Activity Improving     Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 3:45 PM ET

    The record rally has made people excited to open up their quarterly 401(k) statements again, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • What's Wrong & Right With 401(k)s?     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 4:15 PM ET

    Two ways to play your 401(k), with Greg Kasten, Unified Trust founder & CEO and Jeremy Kisner, Surevest Capital.

  • What's Fueling the Rally?     Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports 401(k) accounts hit a record in 2012, and that the average account is 12 percent more than 2011.

  • 401(k) Disclosures Make Funds Cheaper, Not Clearer Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    New rules have prompted companies to offer funds with lower fees, but half of workers still don't know how much they pay, according to a new study.

  • How the Pope's Retirement Package Compares to Yours Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 7:51 AM ET
    Pope Benedict XVI, on his retirement day Thursday.

    Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.

  • Robbing Retirement to Save For College     Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    More families are currently saving for their retirement than for their children's education, according to a new study by Sallie Mae. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on what happens when money is taken out of a 401(k) or an IRA to pay for college.

  • Firm Cuts 401(k) Fees, and Adds Personal Advice Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Charles Schwab's model in the new low-fee 401(k) environment is to move to index fees, and hope customers will pay to take their advice.

  • 401(k)s Hold Risky Levels of Company Stock: Pro Thursday, 21 Feb 2013 | 5:13 PM ET

    Employees at some of the largest U.S. corporations have as much as 70 percent of their retirement savings invested in company stock, Morningstar's David Blanchett told "Power Lunch."

  • Prepare For the Future     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money Jim Cramer says it's best to try to invest your 401(k) money in a low-cost index fund, and also discusses what to buy in your IRA.