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Americans' Love Affair With Their 401k Plan -- Cherished Even More Than Losing A Few Pounds

Buck Wargo | Posted 09.02.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Most say they'd think twice about taking a job without one. Americans love their 401(k)s. We love them so much that the growth in those investment accounts for our retirement is more important than our health.

Over 50? Supersize Your Retirement Savings

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Nearly half of households led by individuals or couples aged 55 and older having no retirement savings accounts at all. If this describes your situation, you have a tough problem -- but not an impossible one. The key is getting advice and taking immediate steps to budget, save, spend and invest.

The Rube Goldberg Theory of 401(k) Plan Fee Disclosure | Posted 11.09.2014 | Money

Paying too much for your 401(k) plan, however, is like a leak in your gas tank; the ultimate effect is that neither is going to take you as far as you need to go.

Don't Leave Tax Breaks on the Table

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

If someone told you there's a way for you to potentially save hundreds -- if not thousands -- of dollars on your income taxes by simply spending a few minutes reviewing your benefits and tax paperwork, would you think it sounds like a late-night TV marketing scam? It's not.

Last Minute Ways to Trim Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

From now until New Year's is probably when you have the least amount of time to spare on mundane financial bookkeeping tasks. But if you can dedicate a few minutes to review your benefits and tax paperwork, you might be able to shave hundreds -- or even thousands -- of dollars off your 2012 taxes.

4 Reasons NOT To Borrow From Your 401(k) To Pay For College

Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty

New data from Charles Schwab suggests parents may be tapping into their 401(k) retirement savings to pay for college. The financial services giant fou...

What Wall Street Doesn't Want You to Know About Your 401(k)

Sandy Harris | Posted 02.19.2012 | Fifty
Sandy Harris

When a Wall Street broker is asking you "What is your risk tolerance," you should replace "risk" with "loss;" he is asking you: "How much money are you willing to lose?" These days you'd have more fun going to Vegas.

Don't Let a Layoff Catch You Unprepared

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jason Alderman

If you've recently been laid off or worry that your job may be in jeopardy, there are several steps you should take immediately to protect yourself financially.

Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

For many, mid-November through New Year's Day is a blur of activity when important tasks get ignored. Who has time to review their benefits and tax pa...

The Best Route to a Rich Retirement

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

The best way to retire with a lot of money is to make a lot of money while you're working. While that seems obvious, it does change the usual retirement discussion significantly.

Movement To Scrap 401(k)s Gains Traction

ABC News | David McPherson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I can't tell you how the financial crisis will be solved, when the Dow will return to 13,000 or if home prices will recover anytime soon. But the even...