What a difference a few months make. Read more
You know the old saying about failing to plan means you’re planning to fail. The same goes for retirement. If you don’t make a plan, you may never get to retire. And if you don’t have a vision of what your retirement years will look like, you’ll likely drift through your senior years … and then wonder where they went.
Do you know how long your current retirement savings will last? Most American households have far less than they need for retirement. According to a study by the National Institute on Retirement Security, “62% of working households ages 55-64 have retirement savings less than one times their annual income, which is far below what they will need to maintain their standard of living in retirement.”
When to take Social Security: It’s THE question for people as they approach retirement, and there’s lots to think about.
Most of the financial advice you see focuses on telling individuals what they need to do to be a success in retirement. Read more
Where do you start? How much do you contribute? What do you do if there’s no company match? Should you take the Roth option? There’s lots to consider with this important retirement asset.
After Apple shares hit their highest level in more than a year, some market strategists say the stock still has more room to run. Read more
If you have a stash of cash earning practically nothing, take a gander at the 14 ideas we present in this slide show. We put our entire staff to work brainstorming and researching suggestions to unlock the power of your money. These ideas require only a small stack of bills, and all of them are either timely or practical or worthy of a splurge. Take a look.
Although President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to cut federal taxes, state taxes are rising across the U.S. as financially strapped states search for funds to repair deteriorating infrastructure and close widening budget shortfalls. In their search for revenue, states have targeted everything from e-cigarettes to lottery winnings. Read more