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Torn between 529 college plans and their own 401(k) retirement accounts, parents can save for both needs with some creative thinking.
Americans say medical costs in retirement are their biggest financial concern, yet most have not factored those expenses into their plans.
Whether or not you plan to work past age 65, get retirement-ready today, in case life events force an early exit from the workforce.
Several major fund companies are increasing the stock allocation of their target date funds, which are used by many of those with such plans.
Some states' residents are better at preparing for retirement than others. Is your state among the least ready?
In 49 of 50 states, workers aren't saving enough to maintain their pre-retirement lifestyle. Can you avoid harsh cuts?
Health savings accounts are a way to save tax-free for future medical costs, but they can also serve as another kind of retirement account.
Setting and forgetting 401(k) plans works for years, but at some point you must check in to ensure you're maximizing available benefits.
It's key to be aware of beneficiary forms. Naming the wrong people or failing to update those documents can create a mess for your heirs.
Gen X faces the daunting task of retirement planning that will include no pension, a potential Social Security haircut and stagnant wages.
Few people account for health care costs when planning their savings. These tips will help keep high doctors' bills at bay.
By borrowing from your 401(k) retirement plan, you are missing out on opportunities for your money to grow substantially over the long haul.
Baby boomers are not as prepared for retirement as they should be, but Gen X and millennials face the biggest future financial threats.
Don't rely on the $1 million benchmark for retirement savings. You might need more—or maybe less.
The Golden Years outlook is grim: One third of consumers aren't saving for retirement, and of the rest, most aren't saving enough.
For those with investment experience, a self-directed brokerage account can offer more choices and better control of your retirement money.
Financial advisors caution that when considering retirement locales, investors should consider factors such as tax policies.
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