How to make your 401(k) grow at any age

When it comes to retirement saving, it doesn't matter how old you are, because all generations are in trouble. Whether a baby boomer, Gen...

Don't outlive your money

As you transition from collecting a paycheck to living off your savings, which for most occurs in their 60s and early 70s, all those...

In debt and desperate? Whatever you do, don't do this

It can be tempting to borrow against your workplace retirement account when you're facing a mound of debt and can't seem to figure a way...

Americans more confident about retirement, but not necessarily financially prepared

With the economy on the rebound and the stock market on a roll, many Americans are feeling better about their financial future. A new...

Protecting your retirement: Is longevity insurance right for you? 

Americans are living longer and that's created a big worry among many baby boomers and retirees that they'll outlive their money. Though...

Older Americans are falling short financially

The golden years aren’t turning out to be that golden for many current seniors and retirees, according to two reports that shed light on...

Retired couples will need $220,000 for medical expenses

Planning for retirement usually means budgeting for food, travel and other expenses. Don’t forget to include $220,000 for health care...

Why there is a gender gap in retirement savings

The "gender gap" in retirement savings may be explained, in part, by differing financial goals. While the top financial priority for men...

Buzz: Yes, many of us do need Social Security

Love it or hate it, many of us will rely on Social Security. And that’s making a lot of us very nervous. This week, we wrote about how...

It takes work to plan a successful retirement

You work all your life and dream of the day when you can ease back a bit and enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. But unless you plan for...

Retiring at 40, one peanut butter and jelly sandwich at a time

To most thirtysomethings, retirement is a distant dream. But Jason Fieber, 30, of Sarasota, Florida, believes the dream of quitting work...

Fear becoming a 'bag lady' someday? Many others do, too

If you spend time worrying that you'll end up on the street in your old age with your belongings stuffed into plastic bags in a shopping...

The modern American retirement plan: Save, and hope

Many Americans are feeling pessimistic about their retirement prospects, and with good reason. Previous studies have shown that many...

Want more retirement security? Move to Slovenia

The United States ranks 19th worldwide when it comes to retirement security, according to a new analysis of worldwide economic and other...

Take this job and … retire from it, hopefully

Let’s face it: Even if you love going to work every day, there’s probably a little part of you that’s thinking ahead to that time when...

4 things you should know about saving your money

An hourglass figure may be desirable, but it’s not a good look for an economy. “The middle is getting squeezed and people are moving up...

Many jobless Americans dipping into retirement savings

The tight job market has taken a serious toll on some people’s retirement plans, forcing many to withdraw money set aside for their...

Buzz: Recession's toll and retirement anxieties

The Great Recession and slow-like-a-slug recovery has hit all Americans in some way, but there’s been a lot of debate about who’s been...