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  • Investors find better balance in their 401(k)s Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    Fewer investors are going all-in with their retirement savings.

  • Should you pay off your mortgage when retiring? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    As retirement nears, should you hurry to pay off your mortgage? It really depends on the individual, USA Today reports.

  • Retirement: Some struggle with leaving their jobs Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    If you allow your jobs to become a major part of your personal identity, you may struggle with retiring, reports USA Today.

  • Detroit is a rising phoenix? Dan Gilbert says yes Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Dan Gilbert

    Dan Gilbert owns more than 9 million square feet of Detroit, and thinks he can develop good business out of every inch.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday it was tweaking its policy for retirement funds to encourage savers to buy annuities, a measure aimed to keep them from outliving their savings. The department and the Internal Revenue Service will let retirement funds offer long-term deferred annuities as a default investment in 401 retirement...

  • Uncle Sam wants you to consider this for retirement Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    To ensure retirees don't run out of money, the IRS and the Treasury just issued guidance to expand the use of these investment vehicles.

  • IRS changes the 401(k) rules for 2015 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    The Internal Revenue Service expanded dollar limitations for some pension plans based on cost-of-living adjustments.

  • Retirees, we have a problem: BlackRock's Fink Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO of BlackRock

    One of Wall Street's biggest names said Americans are not nearly as prepared as they should be for retirement, which could be a costly error.

  • What a 401(k) plan should really owe employees Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case on whether the trustees of a 401(k) plan should have considered an alternative with lower fees. NYT reports.

  • Oct 10- In changes that have raised the potential investment risks in many 401 retirement accounts, several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans. BlackRock Inc, Fidelity Investments and Pacific Investment Management Co- all firms that have seen returns in their...

  • 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.

  • Top retirement expense: Your home Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Home costs are the biggest expense for people 50 and older, accounting for 40% to 45% of their household budgets, according to a report.

  • Retirees' big move (or not): What to consider Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Many people nearing retirement grapple with choosing whether to retire "in place" or move to a new location. Here's what to think about.

  • Retire? Not 'til you pay off that student loan debt Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    An estimated two million American seniors are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

  • How women shortchange themselves at the workplace Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Communicating their competence is critical for women in the workplace, and is something they don't do nearly enough.

  • Why America's campuses are going gray Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    Kids and teens have company heading back to school: More adults over age 35 are returning to the classroom. Here's why.

  • Set it and Forget it Investing for Retirement     Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    If you're thinking retirement, but aren't sure exactly where to put your money, target-date retirement funds might be right for you. Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson explains the strengths and weakness of these "set it and forget it" funds, and whether they're right for you.

  • I retired. Now I'm ready to go back to work: Poll Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 11:52 AM ET

    A new poll found that 30 percent of retirees would "unretire" if a job became available, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Here's how to find the perfect retirement haven Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    Every year, thousands of Americans move to new cities to start retirement -- and that decision must be weighed by a host of factors.

  • Find out just how far $100 goes in your state Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    $100 equals $100 … true or false? Not so if you're spending it in different states. A new analysis shows where your money goes furthest.

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