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  • Taking a loan from yourself     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    A 401(k) plan is designed to help you save for retirement. But, what if you are strapped for cash? Geri Pell explains why it may be a smart decision (sometimes) to borrow from your plan.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...

  • YOUR MONEY-Five ways to get help with your 401(k) Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- When Chris Costello wanted to test his new online 401 advice service called blooom, he asked his sister if she would let him peek under the hood of her account. The difference can be more than 3 percent a year on returns or up to 80 percent over 25 years, according to a recent study by benefits consultant Aon Hewitt and 401 advice service Financial...

  • Stern Advice-Should you tap your 401(k)to buy a house? Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- It makes sense, given the gains workers have seen in their retirement plans and in home prices in recent years, that they would consider tapping their 401 accounts to buy homes.

  • Bond world bombshell -- now what?     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    Pimco co-founder Bill Gross is leaving the firm for rival Janus Capital. CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how this may impact individual investors.

  • Bill Gross & your 401k     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses what the departure of Bill Gross means for 401k holders and individual investors' retirement plans.

  • 401-not-ok     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.

  • A 401(k) fund most retirement savers still can't get Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    An industry expert explains his big change of heart over adding ETFs to a retirement plan. It's not just hype; 401(k)s do need ETFs.

  • 401(k) accounts have replaced the home-equity loan as the primary source of quick cash for financially strapped Americans. Ric Edelman, noted financial advisor, explains why this is a huge mistake.

  • Don't let your 401(k) retire before you do Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Target-date funds invest in a mix of assets that change based on your age and the date that you expect to retire.

  • Cramer: Good, bad & ugly of 401(k)s     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer says if the company you work for offers an employer match for your 401(k) contributions, then you want to put money into your 401(k) until that match is maxed out.

  • A third of people have zero saved for retirement Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have nothing saved, but experts say there's no time like the present to start.

  • Trade less pay for higher 401(k)?     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    A survey by Fidelity Investments found 43 percent of those polled would opt for a lower salary in exchange for a larger employer contribution to their 401(k). The "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • Retirement: Cut back now or suffer later?     Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Aron Levine, Bank of America, discusses a new survey showing most Americans will risk old age poverty to avoid cutting back now.

  • Understanding target date retirement funds     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    Financial Engines CEO Jeff Maggioncalda helps consult about 9 million of the 78 million baby boomers with their 401(k) plans. In one study, his company found people are making mistakes using "target date" retirement funds. Chad Parks, The Online 401(k) founder, provides perspective. With CNBC's Kelly Evans and Sharon Epperson.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Traditional or Roth     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer breaks down the differences between traditional retirement methods and a Roth 401(k) or IRA.

  • What’s next for the 401(k) industry? Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    It’s been hard enough teaching people how to save for their retirement. It could be more difficult to teach them how to spend that retirement savings.

  • Cramer's Playbook: IRA vs. 401(k)     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why he believes an IRA is the single, best retirement vehicle out there.

  • High fees eroding many retirement accounts Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    A new study finds that the typical 401(k) would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career.

  • The case for ignoring your 401(k)...yes, there is one! Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    The majority of 401(k) participants are too busy, overwhelmed or just plain bored to make any changes to how their retirement money is being invested.