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5 Retirement Planning Steps Most People Overlook

WiserAdvisor.com | Posted 12.19.2014 | Money
WiserAdvisor.com

You've heard a lot of information about retirement planning basics: contribute regularly to tax-advantaged accounts like your 401(k) or IRA, choose the right mix of assets for your age and risk tolerance, and rebalance regularly. But you still can't help but wonder if you're missing something crucial.

401(k) Resolutions That Can Make Dollars and Sense

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Whatever your financial situation, a new year may present the perfect opportunity to improve it. If you're like many Americans, a workplace 401(k) is probably your largest or only source of retirement income -- so that's a great place to start.

IRS Pension Update: New Limits for 2015

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

The government's cost-of-living adjustments will allow you to save more for retirement in 2015, but don't wait until then to evaluate your goals to set -- or reset -- your retirement planning going forward.

Smart Tax Moves to Consider Before New Year's Eve

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

The flurry of activity during the last weeks of December can make it difficult to pay attention to finances. If you want to save on your tax bill come April, now's the time to make some critical moves.

Why You Can Thank The Neanderthals For Your Retirement Plan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

Ever wonder what cavemen did to afford retirement? Best we can tell -- since early man's principal occupation was basically his own survival -- m...

Zach Carter

Government Shutdown Talks May Gut Retirement Security Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One casualty of the House budget talks to avert a government shutdown may be a proposed rule requiring investment advisers to act in the...

Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Jerry Patterson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you could go back 30 years and give yourself one piece of advice regarding retirement planning, what would you say?

Six Reasons to be Thankful for Your 401(k)

Catherine Golladay | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Now is the time when most of us start reflecting on all we have to be thankful for - including friends, family and good health. But what about your financial health? If you're one of the 74 percent of full-time, private sector employees with access to a workplace retirement savings plan*, count your blessings.

Changed Jobs? Rollover Questions Answered

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you recently switched jobs, there may be a waiting period of up to a year before you can participate in your new employers 401(k) plan. That bites.

Don't Let Communicating with Millennials Feel Like Eating in the Dark

Jerry Patterson | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business
Jerry Patterson

If you want to grab the attention of the millennial generation, you need to personalize and tighten-up your communications approach -- which frankly, is how we should have been doing it all along.

What To Do When Your House Becomes An Empty Nest

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

It's a sad moment when the last of your kids leaves home. While it can be emotional, you should also remember that you no longer have to pay for braces or broken arms or feeding growing kids, which means your finances will be freed up a bit.

Ben Walsh

Americans Are Not Remotely Financially Ready For Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business

The median American heading into retirement has just enough wealth to live on for a little more than three years, according to a new paper by the Cent...

Suze Orman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

This week, I was joined by personal finance expert Suze Orman who is a veteran on Mondays With Marlo! Suze is so knowledgeable -- we spoke about every...

Do I Need To Start A College Fund For My Baby? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

How early should you start saving for your child's college fund? Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that before you start saving for your kids e...

Three Things To Do After Declaring Bankruptcy, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you've declared bankruptcy, personal finance expert Suze Orman says that the number one thing you should be doing is to make sure you're living be...

Do You Need To Own A Home To "Make It?" From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you're under the impression that you need to own a home in order to be financially secure, personal finance expert Suze Orman says that's simply no...

How Much Savings Should You Have Before Investing? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

How much money should you have in savings before you start to make investments with your money? According to personal finance expert Suze Orman, you s...

Will My Children Inherit My Bills? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

If you die before you're able to pay all of your debts off, will your children inherit your bills? According to personal finance expert Suze Orman, as...

How Can You Double Your Money? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

How can you double your money? Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that it's possible to do, but it's going to take time. To figure out how long i...

Suze Orman Talks Shark Tank (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

How does personal finance expert Suze Orman feel about the hit TV show Shark Tank? Suze says, although it takes far more than just money to start a bu...

What Is An HSA? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 10.27.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman says that, because health insurance premiums have increased about 30% over this past year, companies are starting t...

22 Percent Of Americans Would Rather Die Than Retire Without Enough Money

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business

Saving for retirement is scary. So little is knowable, and so much is uncontrollable and uncertain. A new survey from Wells Fargo reinforces just how ...

Open Enrollment: The 411 on 401(k)s

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.23.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

As we head into late October, we're about to "fall" into open enrollment season - when employees get a first look at what benefits they'll be offered next year and potentially have the opportunity to change their current coverage selections.

Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.

Ben Walsh

Your 401(k) Will Be Fine Even Though Stocks Just Tanked

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

Markets do their thing –- go up and down -– and you do yours –- use tax incentives to save the best you can.