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.


10 Tax Deductions for Retirees

As the average life span keeps increasing, so too does the possible length of the retirement phase of your life. Overall, this is pretty good news, but it does make saving for your golden years all the more important.

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 in addition to traditional 401(k) plans. So what's the difference?

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

If you're like many Americans, you probably haven't saved enough in your 401(k) for your retirement. But don't freak out -- just yet. You still have time to maximize your savings for your golden years.

How to Financially Prepare for the Death of a Parent

Losing a parent is a harrowing experience, but being financially lost when it happens only makes matters worse. Find out how to navigate the waters of loss without finding yourself on a sinking fiscal ship.

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.

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.

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

Knowledge of your current financial situation, and a degree of clairvoyance, goes far in determining which of your employer's retirement plans is right for you.

How is your military pension taxed?

After decades spent in service of your country, your military pension is a well-deserved benefit. It's also income, and therefore subject to being taxed.

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.

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.