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  • 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.

  • 401(k) Balances Up 12% In 2012     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Fidelity Investments says the average 401(k) balance has soared to a record high during Q4, with CNBC's Mary Thompson; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and Eric Marshall, Hodges Capital Management.

  • Record High 401(k) Balances     Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Americans are pouring more cash into their retirement plans. Fidelity says the average 401(k) balance has soared to a record high during Q4. Jeanne Thompson, Fidelity Investments, offers insight.

  • Fixing Retirement By Putting It on Autopilot Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 2:38 PM ET

    As traditional pensions disappear, some retirement experts say it's time to reform the 401(k) so it can take over as our primary retirement vehicle.

  • Dow 14K: What's Next For Your 401K     Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the average 401(K) performed as the Dow reached 14,000.