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Saving for Retirement

A Must For Your Holiday Gift List

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

This is the time of year that many of us focus on finding the perfect gift for the special people in our lives. But don't forget to reward yourself, t...

MyRA, IRA and Roth IRA: What's the difference?

NerdWallet | Posted 12.19.2016 | Business

If you're new to retirement savings, the raft of abbreviations for individual retirement accounts can confuse. To know your myRA from your IRA -- or w...

8 Reasons Why Commercial Real Estate Investing Still Pays

Michael Episcope | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Michael Episcope

Commercial real estate is an asset class that can build long-term returns and substantial wealth. But the change in administrations, a rise in interes...

The Perennial Question: How Can You Balance Essentials and Extras?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 12.05.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, As a Millennial with an entry-level salary I'm often torn between the cost of living independently and enjoying even a modest lifestyle....

Mind the Gap: Millennial Women More Stressed, Less Confident about Retirement than Male Peers

Catherine Golladay | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

A complex variety of social and economic factors shape the way men and women view their finances. While the playing field of opportunity seems to be l...

Planning for Retirement: How and How Much?

Tomas Laurinavicius | Posted 10.19.2016 | Business
Tomas Laurinavicius

The idea of planning for retirement is easy - you just tuck some money away into a savings account every week or month and when you retire you'll be all set, right? If only it were that easy! It's true that planning for retirement does involve saving up over as long a period as possible, but that isn't all there is to it. Here are other factors that you need to consider if you want to have the best retirement plan possible.

4 Money Lessons From Rapper Dee-1

NerdWallet | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business

Most musicians give lousy financial advice. Whether it's Madonna's "Material Girl" or Puff Daddy's "It's All About the Benjamins," many give the impr...

Ask Carrie: Women and Money: Are You in Control of Your Finances?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Dear Carrie, I'm a single woman, just turned 40, and recently got a new job with a significant salary increase. This is a wakeup call that it's time ...

Shhhh ... What Couples Aren't Sharing About Their Stock Brokers

NerdWallet | Posted 09.27.2016 | Business

By Kevin Voigt When it comes to investing for retirement, one in five couples seem to be locked in a broken love triangle with their stock brokers, a...

Securing an Early Retirement: The Blogosphere's 7 Best Lessons

Michael Ruderman | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Michael Ruderman

At a time when many struggle to save enough for a comfortable retirement, there are a few people who can not only retire comfortably but can do so earlier than the expected 65 years old. As part of my job at Personal Capital, I have been lucky to get to know today's top personal finance bloggers.

How to Save for College Without Sacrificing Retirement

NerdWallet | Posted 09.20.2016 | Business

By Arielle O'Shea I have a 2-year-old, and like most parents, I feel pretty sure my child is a genius in the making. I frequently whisper things lik...

Your Longevity Risk: Will You Run Out Of Money During Retirement?

Beau Henderson | Posted 08.30.2016 | Fifty
Beau Henderson

We all understand the importance of creating a retirement plan and saving to ensure that we will have enough to live on once we stop working. But how can you accurately plan when you don't know how long you will live?

Retirement Saving: How Being Average Puts You Behind

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Richard Barrington

It's not being mean, but there is some comfort in finding out that the guy next to you is worse off than you are. When it comes to retirement saving t...

Survey Says: This is Workers' Number One Source of Financial Stress

Catherine Golladay | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Catherine Golladay

In today's economy, plenty of people are worried about their finances. Juggling day-to-day expenses, long-term savings - and everything in between - i...

Will Your Retirement Savings Withstand Rising Inflation Rates?

Beau Henderson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Fifty
Beau Henderson

Inflation can significantly affect your retirement savings. While you are working, inflation is often offset by salary adjustments, such as cost of living increases and performance raises. But in retirement, you don't have these same gains to account for inflation, making it difficult to maintain the standard of living you desire.

How to Make the Right Investment Decisions

Adeyemi Adetilewa | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Adeyemi Adetilewa

When people get close to their retirement age, they concentrate more on saving enough money so that they can have an enjoyable and stress free retirem...

When You Don't Have Enough Gold For Your Golden Years

Jeb Harrison | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Like many of my Boomer contemporaries, I don't foresee retiring to the golf course, or the cruise ship, or the garden, the garage, or even the couch. Instead, I suspect that we'll need to be generating an income - not through our meager investments but through the sweat on our carbuncled brows and the toil of our arthritic hands - until we draw our last ragged breaths.

What Millennials Can Learn About Finances From Pokémon Go

Michael Ruderman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

While you were trying to catch that rare Pokémon, did you actually miss the real life target? The last few days have been weird. I've seen 20-somet...

3 Steps To Building Wealth In Your 50s | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty

For many people, turning 50 signals a shift in the way they approach their finances. If you have kids, they're probably preparing to leave the nest and you may just be hitting your stride in terms of your earning power. With retirement looming, now's the time to amp up your efforts to save.

5 Ways to Save Money after Retirement

Rahis Saifi | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Rahis Saifi

Most retirees have big plans for their lives after then stop working. Whether, it's buying a vacation home, traveling or opening a small business, the...

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income | Posted 06.03.2016 | Fifty

Saving for the future can be intimidating. But you don't want to put it off or settle for strategies that save you very little. There are plenty of ways to take charge of your finances now in order to enjoy a big payoff later in retirement.

Build Your Financial Plan with "Buffer Zone" Accounts

Lule Demmissie | Posted 06.02.2016 | Money
Lule Demmissie

Planning for the long term is not just about creating a savings and investing strategy, but also building financial buffers to help protect you and your family.

3 Things to Ask About Your Savings Before That Epic Summer Trip

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.27.2016 | Fifty
Josh Rosenblum

Unofficial summer has arrived along with dreams of great getaways, outdoor concerts, warm weather attire, a new grill, baseball games and other items ...

The Millennials' Dilemma: Pay Off Student Loans or Save for Retirement

Bailey Childers | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Bailey Childers

There's a serious consequence of student loan debt that we don't hear much about: how high debt payments in the early working years could have a devastating impact on the retirement security of today's young people.

An App That Could Eat Wall Street

Stephen Davis | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Stephen Davis

We need to re-install checks and balances to Wall Street if we hope to bring financial agents back into alignment with consumer-investors. And to do that, we have to take the veil off Wall Street practices. That's where an app comes in.