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The World Was Ending Anyway

Greg White | Posted 02.12.2013 | Comedy
Greg White

No one knows precisely what time the end is to occur -- my only hope is that the shock doesn't give me a heart attack and I miss the amazing once-in-a-lifetime feeling of being sucked into a black hole.

Understanding 401(k) Fees

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

If you're like many Americans, you might be under the impression that your 401(k) plan administrator doesn't charge you anything to maintain your account. You'd be wrong.

The 7 Most Expensive Investing "Truisms" You Must Ignore

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Neal Frankle

Your ultimate goal is good performance with low risk at the end of the day. Some ETFs might be really inexpensive but who cares if the performance stinks or if they invest in very risky markets?

Time Is on the Side of the Young Investor: Taking Risks Can Pay Off

Jeff Reeves | Posted 02.04.2013 | Money
Jeff Reeves

Listen, I'm all in favor of limiting your losses when investing -- but the reality is that time is on your side as a younger investor. You need to use this weapon to your advantage while you have it.

Cramer Sees the Light (But Misses the Point)

Dan Solin | Posted 02.03.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

I applaud Cramer for taking on the 401(k) industry. Now he should do investors a huge favor by either dispensing academically-based advice about the perils of market timing, stock picking and fund manager selection or go off the air.

10 Secrets About Your 401(k)

MarketWatch | Elizabeth O'Brien | Posted 11.13.2012 | Money

1. We weren’t meant to carry the weight of your future. For more and more Americans, the quality of one’s retirement comes down to the quality ...

Rethink, Repair, Restart: Retirement

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

What was once a time of life that Americans looked to with great enthusiasm has now become a source of increasing angst. National Save for Retirement Week begins on Sunday, so now is a good time to take stock of the "retirement crisis" in our nation.

So How You Doin'? How Y'all Doin'? Part 3: When It's Time to Disobey Your Parents to Take Care of Them

Sandy Harris | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty
Sandy Harris

For most of us, our parents don't want to change their 401(k)s or whatever retirement plans they have. Unfortunately, the time has come for us to help them so they have enough funds for their retirement plans and goals.

The Big Flaw in Your 401(k) Plan

Dan Solin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Take a look at your 401(k) plan investment options. They are most likely predominately actively managed funds, with management fees of 1 percent or higher. Ask your adviser to justify including these funds in the plan. Don't accept the glib, patronizing response you are likely to get.

Online Financial Advisors: Are They Worth It?

Catherine New | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Catherine New

Retirement plans are like sausage. I want mine to be fat and juicy, and until recently I really didn't care how it was made. But then I got a peek at ...

A Victory for Workers Over Wall Street -- Shining a Light on 401(k) Fees

Rep. George Miller | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

It's time to shine some light on 401(k) plans. If we are going to rely on these plans for retirement security, then employers and workers need to understand the different investment alternatives and their investment performance and fees.

Your 401(k) Is Back

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money

CHICAGO — More companies are now offering a 401(k) match to their employees than were before the 2008 financial crisis, when many dropped it und...

401(k) Lockup

The New York Times | Gretchen Morgenson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Money

EVERYONE with a 401(k) knows that bad investments and high fees can threaten their retirement. But what if the company that sponsors your plan goes ba...

What You Can Do With Your 401(k) After Retirement

US News | Posted 08.19.2012 | Fifty

By Joe Udo When you retire, you need to figure out what to do with the 401(k) from your former job. There are a few options to consider, and it is ...

The Betrayal of the American Dream: Award-winning Reporters Donald Barlett and James Steele on What Went Wrong

Democracy Now! | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

As Republicans and Democrats continue disputing who should bear the brunt of the tax burden, Barlett and Steele argue that America's middle class has been decimated over the years due to policies governing not only taxes but also bank regulations, trade deficits and pension funds.

The Senate's Plan for Our Retirement: Inadequacy for All

Jane White | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics
Jane White

As I've pointed out in previous posts, the reason why the U.S. is among the pension poorest in the world isn't that not enough people are covered by a 401(k) plan, but that those who are receive a measly matching contribution equal to 3 percent of pay.

401K Tips, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Maria Bartiromo, financial expert and anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" discussed strategies for managing your 401K when she joined me on Mondays With M...

‘Why I'm Moving to Ecuador to Pursue the American Dream'

LearnVest | Gabrielle Karol | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money

What does the "American Dream" mean to you? For most people, it means if you work hard, you can raise a beautiful family, own a comfortable home, s...

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...

The Three Places To Put Your Money, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Maria Bartiromo, financial expert and anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" told me the three best places to put your money when she met with me on Mondays ...

The Looming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It

Robert Teitelman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Your expenses (beyond health care, which is a big issue) decrease in time as energies flag. You don't have college costs; your food bill declines. Why does this matter?

Should I Get A 401K In My 20s? From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Is it really worth it to get a 401K plan when you're only in your 20s? Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" and financial author, recently...

Alarming Share Of Unemployed People Live Off Their Retirement Savings

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

The jobs crisis is eating into American retirement savings. Sixty-three percent of jobless Americans with a 401(k) plan have made a withdrawal fro...

Words of Wisdom on Retirement -- From Those in the Know

Chip Castille | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Chip Castille

Everyone must step up to help achieve financial security for tomorrow's retirees: from employers and plan sponsors to investment managers, governments and regulators, and savers themselves. Living longer is a blessing, not a curse.

401(k) Participants Pay Dearly for the Crime of Underperformance

Dan Solin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

The vast majority of 401(k) plans are populated with actively managed funds, where the fund manager attempts to beat a designated benchmark, like the S&P 500 index.