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Don't Take a Summer Vacation From Your 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Catherine Golladay

There are simple steps you can take to maximize your retirement savings and make 401(k) maintenance a more manageable pursuit. Here are my tips for staying on the right course this season and beyond

How Retirement Became so Risky | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money

Risk management is regarded as an essential element of modern investment management. But few people recognize that retirement -- the period when a person stops working and begins to decumulate their assets -- has now become the riskiest stage of a person's entire financial life.

Don't Make This Mistake With Your Retirement Assets

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 05.25.2015 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

The scary thing about conflicted advice is that it's legal, friendly and presents itself as free. Follow three simple rules -- find a fiduciary, pay a fee and avoid rolling over funds to an IRA. Don't make one of the costliest investments mistakes: using a conflicted advisor.

Firestorm At AOL Over Employee Benefit Cuts

The Washington Post | Jia Lynn Yang | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business

It should have been a glorious week for AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong. His company’s quarterly earnings, announced Thursday, were the best in a ...

Retirement Basics: 401(k) vs. IRA

SaveUp | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

There are many similarities between 401(k)s and IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), but there are also some notable differences. How do you know which type of account you should contribute to?

WATCH: How Much Should You Be Investing In Your 401(k)?

Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty

Many of us have 401(k) plans, but do we actually know how they work? A recent segment on HuffPost Live addressed the benefits, drawbacks and miscon...

Broke Boomers and the Coming Crisis of Elderly Poverty

David Callahan | Posted 08.19.2012 | Money
David Callahan

Most of the coverage last week of the Fed study on household wealth focused on the gigantic financial hit taken by nearly all Americans since 2007. Dig deeper into the report, though, and it makes for even scarier reading.

Seniors Mean Business on Facebook

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 06.10.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

If AARP, which has more than 10 percent of the U.S. population on its rolls, hasn't yet figured out how to capture seniors on the most pervasive social media site, then we all have a long way to go.

Minorities More Likely To Make This Costly Move

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Money

Here's more evidence of just how hard the recession was on minorities. African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans were more likely to tap their retir...

Time to Rethink Retirement

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

While the overall economy appears to be on the uptick, we are facing a baby boom financial catastrophe if we don't change how we pay for retirement and explore all possible means to get there.

Proposed Social Security Chained COLA Not Ready for Prime Time

Merton Bernstein | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Merton Bernstein

Until the necessary procedures are designed, tested, and proven feasible , chained COLA will not be ready for prime time. Even then, it would reduce benefits and impose harm without adequate justification.

My Personal Emoticon, "Be Smart," Calls Foul on Financial Hacks and Conventional Thinkers

Pamela Yellen | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

As news consumers, we need to warn one another to Be Smart when we encounter the supernova-size explosions of myths, stereotypes, negativities and illusions that bombard us daily.

States May Switch Pension Funds To 401Ks | Steven Greenhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lawmakers and governors in many states, faced with huge shortfalls in employee pension funds, are turning to a strategy that a lot of private companie...

What Colbert and Stewart Forgot to Tell Us: If We Don't Vote on Tuesday, We're Toast

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane White

We can sit on our butts on Tuesday and whine about our lack of leadership, or we can assume leadership by putting the right people in office and then tell them what to do. It's now or just about never.

Why Your 401K Plan May Be Overpriced

Time | Stephen Gandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Boston College's Center for Retirement Research Center has a study out this month about the cost of 401(k) plans, and they have found another flaw in ...

401K Peformance: Average Account Balance Up 13% In 2009

AP | DAVID PITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DES MOINES, Iowa — If you had a good mix of stocks and bonds in your retirement account and you left it alone through the market madness of the ...

New York Daily News Stops Matching Employees 401(K)

New York Post | Keith Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

DAILY News Chairman Mort Zuckerman went inside the beleaguered tabloid's newsroom yesterday morning for an interview with CNN, during which he insiste...

Making a Bad Situation Worse: Investing in 401(k)s without an Employer Match

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

If your employer stops contributing to your 401(k) plan, you should think very carefully about whether you should continue to participate. You have options.

When 401k Came Into Our Lives

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I am appalled that both presidential candidates have proposals that will make it easier for people to blow their 401(k) money.

Anybody Wanna Bail Out Some 401Ks?

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

We have pauperized our nation, most especially our government. The American dollar is looking more and more like a xeroxed hand-out.

All About 401ks

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Dear Christine, I just started at a new job and my company offers a 401k - they asked me how much I want to take out of my paycheck to put in and I h...

Terrorists On Wall Street

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

This is the latest in terror tactics: give me money or I blow my corporation up. The U.S. hasn't been this pathetic since Katrina.