The average 401(k) balance hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, according to Fidelity Investments.» Read More
A rising population of working seniors will bring stronger economic growth if companies can retool to accommodate an older workforce, the Fiscal Times reports.
Americans typically work at seven different companies during their career, and most of them have something to show for each stop—untouched 401(k)s that can come back to bite you.
Retirees looking for a mortgage may find that even a pristine credit history and healthy retirement accounts are not enough.
More than 70 percent of those responding to a recent survey by Merrill Lynch said that outliving their good health was more of a concern than outliving their money.
Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.
Older Americans' need to work longer is being met by a host of websites that match them with jobs that fit their interests.
The mutual fund industry thinks students should know where Madagascar is on a world map, how to solve a quadratic equation, and the difference between value and growth investing.
When it comes to investing in 401(k)s, Americans just don't sense the urgency.
A little known rule change is signaling just how meaningless the retirement vehicle has become.
President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.
To retirees, the offers can sound like the answer to every money worry: convert tomorrow's pension checks into today's hard cash. NYT Reports.
Long-term care insurance providers are hurting, and they are dreaming up new ways to share their pain with consumers. Here's how to cope.
Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.
Amid speculation that the Defense of Marriage Act may be struck down, same-sex couples and their financial advisors are preparing for many possible changes in taxes and benefits.
In your quest to quit before traditional retirement age, it's easy to overlook some hard facts. Here are six questions to ask before you cut ties with the working world.
If you're concerned about affording your medical needs after you retire, start with an honest assessment of your current health-related costs.
Although the downsizing trend has yet to materialize in national data for baby boomers, the predicted benefits may be too good to ignore.
In a growing trend, Dairy Crest, one of Britain's top producers of dairy products, has transferred 20,000 pounds of cheddar cheese to its pension fund.
Older Americans looking for financial guidance encounter professionals using a bewildering array of letters after their names.
Policymakers and researchers are looking for low-cost ways to get people on the right financial track. The solutions may be simpler than we think.
Money anxiety is at the heart of all the calls: a woman whose husband won't deal with money, a daughter stressed over her father's finances, and a son worried he pushed his parents into bankruptcy.
Are you ignoring your money? How opening your eyes to what you have will change your financial future.
Lorraine, who's 57, asks Suze if she can afford to take a $28,000 African safari and mountain gorilla excursion.