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Consider all the consequences of paying off your home to become a long-distance landlord.
Normally, you have to withdraw money from accounts by age 72, but there are exceptions.
Did you take your company retirement plan to your new job? Here's how to report it to the IRS.
Starting to save for retirement in your 20s is a wise choice. Here are some ways to begin.
Fees could be eating away at your 401(k) without you knowing about it.
Studies have shown employees who take advantage of 401(k) advice do better than their peers.
While the capital gains tax rate doesn't apply, tax-deferred growth can work wonders.
Paying off your mortgage might be a good idea, but not at the expense of your retirement.
There's a limit on your 401(k) contributions, but your employer's don't count toward that limit.
Early retirees can tap their IRAs without a penalty by following these steps.
Retirement money is safe in bankruptcy, as long as you keep it in the right place.
Even if you are working in your 60s, having a 401(k) match is a nice benefit.
Whether you get a regular or an annual 401(k) match makes a difference in your nest egg.
The tax you'll owe will depend on what bracket you are in when you cash out your 401(k).
It isn't unusual to take a few days for your 401(k) loan plan payments to get posted.
It depends on your situation, but these 10 questions can help you find the answer.
States handle early 401(k) plan withdrawals differently. Does that mean you should move?
Follow these tips to choose from the many different funds to invest in for your 401(k).
401(k) plans are held in high regard. But these traits may render IRAs superior.
Retirement planning involves guesswork, but the earlier you get started, the easier it is.
Investing in hot sectors without a strategy could throw ice water on your plans.
You may find less money in every paycheck, but in the long run, saving in a 401(k) will pay off.
For lower-income filers, money put away for retirement could cut today's tax bill.
Don't worry about all the things that can go wrong. Your nest egg is protected from creditors.
If most of your retirement money is invested in one stock, you need to make changes.
Looking for more investment options with your retirement plan? Your employer holds the cards.
Follow this three-step process to choose the investments in your retirement plan.
The U.S. retirement system gets a passing grade but could use improvement. Here are some ideas.
The big gap between rich and poor among retirees can be blamed on a half-dozen causes.
Employees in small 401(k) plans pay more than those in large plans. Here's the scoop.
What you don't know can hurt your prospects enormously. We unveil three little-known facts.
The IRS has specific rules about using retirement funds toward the purchase of a house.
There's a way to use severance money to fund a 401(k) at your startup business.
Municipal bonds have a proper place in many portfolios. Should they be part of a 401(k)?
Unemployed and need cash? Your tax bill might rise if you decide to drain your 401(k).
If you have more than one retirement investment option, which should you fund first?
Lifetime income options in 401(k)s are still in development, but boomers are skeptical.
Charles Schwab's CEO discusses today's stock market and how regular folks can invest.
Should you max out your retirement savings or buy a bigger home? Here's one answer.
Even if you want to aggressively fund your retirement, you still need to be careful.
Is there ever a time it's OK to tap your retirement funds for debt? Maybe in this case.
Investors should be protected from advice that leads them to make costly decisions.
The IRS imposes different contribution limits for different retirement plans, and they often change.
If planning to raid retirement funds for a down payment on a house, know the downside.
Lose your job? In some situations, you can take early withdrawals, penalty-free.
You'd have to pay income taxes, plus a possible penalty, and your retirement would be at risk.
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