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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Elder financial abuse: Perps may be close to home Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    What's worse than financial abuse of the elderly? The fact that relatives, often adult children, are most often the perps. Here's how to spot it.

  • Many prefer bigger 401(k) match over higher pay Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Four out of 10 workers say they would take a lower salary if they were offered a bigger employer contribution to their 401(k) retirement plan, USAT.

  • What to do when aging parents can't manage money Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    Most everyone reaches a point where managing one's money is too hard. Here's how to know when Mom or Dad needs help, and how best to give it.

  • U.S. Treasury to put public pensions under scrutiny Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The Treasury Department's new office on state and local finance will scrutinize public pensions, appointing a specialist in the area and becoming a resource for retirement planning, its inaugural director said in a speech on Monday.

  • How to have 'the talk' about old age and money Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Having a family talk about parents' goals for old age is never easy, but experts say it needs to happen more often. Here's how.

  • Retiree dilemma: How much to spend on grandkids Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    Grandparents have to balance their grandchildren's needs without jeopardizing their retirement savings. USA Today reports.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. court revives BP retirement-plan lawsuit Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    July 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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