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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • 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
    Dow 14k: What's Next For Your 401k

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

  • Tapping Into the 401k   Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 4:12 PM ET
    Tapping Into the 401k

    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.

  • How to Break America's Bad Habit   Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:33 PM ET
    How to Break America's Bad Habit

    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.

  • Time to Leave My 401(k)?   Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Time to Leave My 401(k)?

    Doreen was just laid off. She asks if she should leave her 401(k) and profit sharing with her old company.

  • Rating Your 401(k) Plan   Friday, 14 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    Rating Your 401(k) Plan

    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.

  • What Now? New 401k Worry   Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    What Now? New 401k Worry

    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.

  • IBM Overhauls 401k Plan   Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:22 PM ET
    IBM Overhauls 401k Plan

    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.

  • 401(k) Tax Benefits at Risk?   Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    401(k) Tax Benefits at Risk?

    Brian Graff, ASPPA, and Natalie Pace, Women's Investment Network, discuss whether the 401(k) tax incentives could be on the chopping block.

  • 401(k)s Roar Back to a Twelve-Year High: Fidelity Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    401(k)s Roar Back to a Twelve-Year High: Fidelity

    Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.

  • Street Poll: Is Your Retirement Nest Egg Enough? Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    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?

  • Retiring at 70 May Still Be Too Soon: Study Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Who's Profiting From Your 401(k)? Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    Why investors have suffered below-market returns even as mutual fund management company owners enjoyed market-beating results.

  • 401K Contributions Up, but Average Balance Falls Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    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.

  • Grim Prospects Could Scar College Grads Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.

  • Investor Uncertainty: Lower Retirement Expectations Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    Wary investors are managing retirement the old-fashioned way: They are lowering their expectations. BlackRock says sentiment has "changed dramatically."

  • New 401(k) Rules & Your Retirement   Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 6:20 AM ET
    New 401(k) Rules & Your Retirement

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how potential changes in 401(k) rules could impact your nest egg and how to maximize your retirement returns.