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  • 'Winging' retirement is trending     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    When it comes to retirement, many people just want to "wing it." CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports.

  • Setting up your 401(k)     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    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.

  • Taking advantage of a market decline     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    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.

  • What not to do with your 401k     Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Don't use any of your 401k money to buy stock in the company you work for, says Mad Money host Jim Cramer.

  • Planning for your retirement     Wednesday, 7 Aug 2013 | 6:40 PM ET

    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.

  • Ready to Retire? Don't Blow Your 'Decumulation' Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

    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.

  • Financial Literacy Education Not Making the Grade Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:47 AM ET

    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.

  • 6 Tips for Managing Your 401(k) in a Hot Market Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:55 AM ET

    Making periodic adjustments to your asset allocation is a wise move, and should be part of your overall retirement strategy.

  • Average 401(k) Balance Grows 75% Since 2009 Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    The average 401(k) balance hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, according to Fidelity Investments.

  • Cramer: 401(k)'s Are Back     Monday, 20 May 2013 | 9:32 AM ET

    "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer says 401(k) plans are back and explains why it "makes sense to invest."

  • 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.