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We may first buy life insurance when we become parents. But some of the best strategies apply after the kids are out and the house is paid off.
The average plan on a list of top 401(k) plans had 4.9 percent of its assets in target-date funds.
After recent fee cuts at Vanguard, BlackRock and Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments is trimming fees at its largest index funds.
Women lag behind men in nearly every category of retirement planning, according to a new study. Are the differences cultural, or purely economic?
With the cost of health care rising, some Americans are looking to give away their money in order to qualify for government assistance.
In the battle to find out the 'rock bottom' price for a car, the advantage has gone back to the dealer.
Some of the most common myths about retirement planning, and the truth behind them.
There's no "right way" to retire, but financial experts agree on a few rules for what you shouldn’t do.
One CEO thinks so, and matches employees' contributions to a 529 college savings plan.
Researchers have found that tax breaks for retirement accounts do little to promote saving.
Gen Y-ers are contributing to 401(k) plans and tapping financial advice at greater rates than their elders.
A new study suggests a woman's reluctance to invest may be a matter of having less money to play with.
Fears of the fiscal cliff could be impacting potential buyers already. The new home sales monthly number from the U.S. Department of Commerce is based on signed contracts.
British pension providers want insurers to identify people likely to die young to reduce retirement payments.
On average, incomes were up 5.2 percent across all metropolitan areas in 2011.
Companies that service retirement plans are increasingly concerned that the tax benefits of 401(k) plans are on the chopping block.
A tax break long untouchable could soon be in for some serious scrutiny, the New York Times reports.
Veterans returning from combat are cautious when it comes to taking ordinary risks with their money.
As insurance red tape becomes more onerous, more primary care physicians are opting to charge patients a yearly fee for service.
Local banks are more comfortable making home construction loans. But qualifying is more complicated than for a conventional mortgage.
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