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This Couple Retired in Their 30s. Could You?

Betterment.com | Posted 08.28.2014 | Money
Betterment.com

We talked to Jeremy Jacobson, 39, who retired a year ago thanks to the nest egg he and his wife saved for 10 years. They have no plans to rejoin the workforce, because they expect their money to last another 60-plus years. They even want to have kids.

Navigating Financial Milestones: Taking Control of Your Personal Economy in a Global Environment

Andrew Ireland | Posted 09.01.2014 | Money
Andrew Ireland

A strong personal economy has, historically, been built on traditional pillars: Make smart investments, manage expenditures, and build sound credit history. But in today's increasingly interconnected world, that alone won't cut it.

Investing Lessons From the Donald Sterling Saga

Dan Solin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Dan Solin

You have your eye on the wrong ball if you are paying attention to predictions about when the stock market will "correct." There is scant evidence that anyone has the expertise to predict the future.

The Single Biggest Problem With Your 401(k)

Manilla.com | Posted 05.14.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

You are already invested in your employer more than you think. It's also tempting to think that you should invest in what you know, and so hold your employer's stock.

Why Is the White House in Denial About Our Pension Poverty?

Jane White | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Jane White

This nation should be ashamed of its indifference to this crisis.

New Year: New Reasons to Plan, Pay Down Debt and Save

Kathleen Murphy | Posted 03.10.2014 | Money
Kathleen Murphy

Now that the New Year is underway, it's time to stick to those resolutions you promised to keep. And if you're like the many Americans who made resolutions of the financial sort, now is the time to develop a realistic game plan.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy

7 Easy Ways To Make Extra Money -- Without Working

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 11.02.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Whether you work full-time, part-time or are basking in the glow of retirement, making extra money – especially if ...

401(k)s Are Making Wealth Inequality Even Worse

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.03.2013 | Business

Not only is the typical 401(k) a lousy way for most people to save for retirement, it is also making wealth inequality worse, according to a new study...

The Obstacles 90 Percent Of Retirees Face

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty

There is no such thing as a sure thing, especially when it comes to retirement planning. A new survey from Ameriprise Financial found that 90 perce...

When Is The Right Time To Retire?

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.20.2013 | Fifty

Once we reach our 60s, most of us will begin to consider retirement. Some people may feel the need to exit the busy and often stressful business world...

How To Overcome Retirement Obstacles

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty

Only about half of Americans are putting aside money for the future. A recent HSBC survey found that just under half (49 percent) of Americans are reg...

Americans Not Saving Nearly Enough For Retirement, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty

The average person in the United States will spend 21 years in retirement, but will deplete their savings after just 14 years, leaving a shortfall of ...

6 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Retirement

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

We may not want to admit it, but our own beliefs are often the biggest obstacle in the journey to financial freedom. Sometimes our own behaviors make ...

The Truth About Cashing Out Your 401K, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Do not cash out your 401k early! Personal finance expert Suze Orman was adamant about leaving your 401k alone until retirement when she joined me on M...

How to Find a Lost Pension

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

How does one go about tracking down a lost pension? About 35 years ago, I worked at a manufacturing company for a few years that offered employee pensions, and I want to find out if I'm eligible for any money now that I'm about to retire.

How to Verify Your Social Security Benefits

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The best way to keep an eye on your Social Security benefits and avoid any possible mistakes is to carefully review your Social Security statement, which you can now do online.

Four Things To Look For In Your 401(k) Disclosure

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money

BOSTON — It's easy to overlook what's important when it comes to saving money. Many people would sooner clip a toothpaste coupon than review their r...

Important 401k Change Takes Effect Sunday

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.29.2012 | Money

-- Federal disclosure rules that go into effect Sunday will make it easier for workers and retirees to see how much their 401(k) accounts are being d...

Why You'll Be Shocked By Your Retirement Fund Come November

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Money

* Nov 15 will be the first time people see what they pay * 70 pct don't know they pay fees for 401(k) plans-survey * Exp...

Facebook Stock Could Soon Be In Your Mutual Fund

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 07.10.2012 | Money

BOSTON — Facebook can be a terrific way to connect with friends and family, a colossal drain on your time and productivity, or a little of both....

Got Your Tax Refund: Now What?

Bob Meighan | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money
Bob Meighan

Roughly 16 percent of taxpayers will put their refund in some type of savings. In an effort to avoid debt or the temptation to raid your retirement accounts in the event of a financial emergency, consider setting up an emergency fund.

The 401(k) Rip-off May Be Ending

Dan Solin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

It has long been my view that 401(k) plans are a national disgrace. They are rife with conflicts of interest between those who "advise" them and the participants who contribute to them.

This Is Mostly A Fantasy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.10.2012 | Money

For most Americans, retirement is more fantasy than reality. Just 14 percent of Americans say they are very confident in their ability to retire co...

Psst! Your 401(k) Is Ripping You Off

SmartMoney | Ian Salisbury | Posted 03.21.2012 | Money

This article originally appeared on SmartMoney.com America's conversion to the 401(k) plan has certainly created a new world for future retirees, w...