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Retirement Savings Plans

Retirement Basics: Traditional vs. Roth Accounts

SaveUp | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
SaveUp

Some employers offer a Roth option for your 401(k) or other type of retirement account. Even if it's not offered through your employer, anyone can open a Roth IRA at a brokerage house.

What To Do When You Haven't Saved Enough for Retirement

Posted 05.18.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue Don’t panic -- but don’t ignore the situation either. Instead, follow these six strategies. By Amelia Granger T...

Should You Reconsider Your Pension Plan?

U.S. News And World Report | David Ning | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty

Many of us wish our company offered a pension plan, but more and more employers are moving away from these so-called traditional defined-benefit plans...

It's Halftime in the Retirement Game: Playing to Win

Jon Stein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Fifty
Jon Stein

If we evaluate the state of play in the "Retirement Game," many Americans find themselves in a scary position at half time. The reality is if we continue on the current game plan, many Americans will not have enough money to retire.

Will I Outlive My Money?$?

Holly Palance | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty
Holly Palance

Pals may think I'm exaggerating, but the more I bring up the subject, the more I hear evidence that we're not alone. For boomers in their sixties, the big concern is outliving our savings.

The Retirement Savings Crapshoot: 5 Ways to Improve Your Odds

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

There will always be some element of a gamble involved in retirement savings, but you do have the power to improve your odds considerably in the way you take that gamble.

2008 Ends With Alarming Retirement Benefit Trends

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Unlike traditional pensions, employers have the flexibility to stop or start matching 401(k) contributions as they like. It's a relatively obvious target for cuts in a severe economic crisis.

6 Rules For Retiring Wealthy

Kiplinger's Via MSN Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Retirement savings plans are undergoing an extreme makeover. After decades of trying to teach Americans how to save and invest for their own retiremen...