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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.
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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at how the average 401(K) performed as the Dow reached 14,000.
A new study shows that one in four workers is breaching their retirement account to pay for everyday expenses. Lindsey Piegza, FTN Financial economist and CNBC's Steve Liesman, share their opinions over whether people's retirement is in jeopardy.
According to the Fed, 30 percent of households earning less than $50,000 tap their 401k plans. Suze Orman, host of "The Suze Orman Show," offers money-saving strategies for Americans.
Doreen was just laid off. She asks if she should leave her 401(k) and profit sharing with her old company.
What do some of the top 401k plans have in common? Michael Alfred, Brightscope CEO, provides perspective. "Index funds are gaining traction, and they're showing up on more plans," he says.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports changes in the way IBM contributes to employee retirement accounts may have a wide-ranging impact, and discussing whether volatile markets could place workers in a vulnerable position, with Alison Borland, Aon Hewitt, and Brigitte Madrian, Harvard Kennedy School of Management.
CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney discuss "Big Blue's" plans to contribute to its employee retirement accounts once a year, instead of twice a month.
Brian Graff, ASPPA, and Natalie Pace, Women's Investment Network, discuss whether the 401(k) tax incentives could be on the chopping block.
Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.
Fidelity Investments, which handles 401(k) accounts for about 12 million Americans, has released a new formula to answer the most pressing question about saving for retirement: How am I doing?
Studies that say working an extra five years past retirement age don't take nursing homes stays and the shift away from pensions into account.
Why investors have suffered below-market returns even as mutual fund management company owners enjoyed market-beating results.
The average balance at the nation's largest 401(k) administrator was $72,800 at the end of June, 2.4 percent less than at the end of March.
Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.
Wary investors are managing retirement the old-fashioned way: They are lowering their expectations. BlackRock says sentiment has "changed dramatically."
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how potential changes in 401(k) rules could impact your nest egg and how to maximize your retirement returns.