RETIREMENT PLANNING

Wondering how to retire early? Looking to build a nest egg? Learn everything you need to know about retirement planning with this guide.
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Where should you keep your money after retirement?

Even though you're no longer working, that doesn't mean your money should stop working, too. Read on for tips on where you should keep your money after retirement.

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  • 10 Retirement Planning Tips for the Self-Employed

    10 Retirement Planning Tips for the Self-Employed

    One advantage of working for "The Man" is paying into a 401(k) and getting a match for your contribution from your employer. But if you work for yourself, you can take advantage of other perks in retirement accounts especially aimed at you. See more »

  • 10 Tips for Retirement Savings

    10 Tips for Retirement Savings

    At some point, you'll likely want to stop working. At some point, you'll also have to figure out how to pay the bills once you retire. Here are 10 tips to help you out. See more »

  • 5 Differences Between Roth and Traditional 401(k)s

    5 Differences Between Roth and Traditional 401(k)s

    Most companies offer their employees a 401(k); about half also offer a Roth 401(k) though not many employees use it. But in some cases, a Roth 401(k) might be the better option for you. See more »

  • Are there Social Security death benefits for a spouse?

    Are there Social Security death benefits for a spouse?

    When your spouse's Social Security benefits are an integral part of your income, it's really important to know what happens upon his or her death. See more »

  • Can you avoid paying taxes on a 401(k) cash-out?

    Can you avoid paying taxes on a 401(k) cash-out?

    401(k) accounts are designed to help people save for retirement, so there are harsh penalties for withdrawing funds early. That said, there are exceptions to the rule -- but there aren't many. See more »

  • Creating a Living Will

    Creating a Living Will

    If you were in the hospital being kept alive by machines, would you want the doctors to pull the plug or do everything they could to keep you alive? A living will can ensure that decision is all yours. See more »

  • Do you pay taxes on your pension income?

    Do you pay taxes on your pension income?

    A pension is an employer-provided benefit that supplies income when you retire. When and how it's taxed, though, has a lot to do with how you paid into the pension. See more »

  • Dollars and Sense: 401(k) Challenge

    Dollars and Sense: 401(k) Challenge

    401(k)plans are one of the most widely used retirement plans. How much do you know about managing yours? Take this quiz to find out. See more »

  • How 401 k  Plans Work

    How 401 k Plans Work

    Most of us have heard of it, many of us participate in it and lots of us have no idea what it really is. It makes saving for the golden years a lot easier than it used to be. Find out about 401(k) plans. See more »

  • How are self-employment retirement plans taxed?

    How are self-employment retirement plans taxed?

    When you're self-employed, retirement planning can be a bit more complicated, since you're not hooked up with a big 401(k) plan from an employer. Once you pick a retirement plan, make sure you're aware of how it will affect your taxes. See more »

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