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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.

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.

10 Tax Deductions for Retirees

Tax deductions for retirees can make the golden years that much better. See 10 tax deductions for retirees to learn more. See more »

Why are companies allowing people to choose between traditional and Roth 401(k)s?

You've heard of the Roth IRA, but what about the Roth 401(k)? Many employers are offering them. Learn the difference at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is a 401(k) really the right way to save for retirement?

Saving for retirement? Find out if a 401(k) is your best option and how to maximize your savings. See more »

How to Financially Prepare for the Death of a Parent

Losing a parent is a sad experience, but being financially unprepared only adds more issues. Learn how to financially prepare at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Differences Between Roth and Traditional 401(k)s

Sometimes a typical 401(k) just doesn't cut it. A Roth 401(k) could be a better fit for you. Learn more about the difference at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How are self-employment retirement plans taxed?

With self-employment, retirement planning can be more complicated without a 401(k) plan. Learn more about how those plans are taxed at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Should I contribute to a Roth 401(k) or a traditional 401(k)?

Deciding between a Roth or traditional 401(k)? Find out which retirement plan is right for you. See more »

How is your military pension taxed?

Your military pension is a well-deserved benefit, but as income it is taxed by the IRS. Learn more about military pension taxes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do you pay taxes on your pension income?

A pension is an employer-provided benefit that supplies income when you retire, but it is also taxed. Learn more about pension taxes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are there Social Security death benefits for a spouse?

If your spouse died, would you receive Social Security death benefits? Learn more about Social Security death benefits at HowStuffWorks! See more »