Recent 401(k) stories

Here's how you can shift your 401(k) funds to an IRA and avoid the 10 percent penalty tax.
If planning to raid retirement funds for a down payment on a house, know the downside.
Watch Bankrate experts weigh-in with tips to help add money to your 401(k) account as you approach retirement.
Tapping Social Security early has its disadvantages -- especially in this case. Here's why you should wait.
There's a limit on your 401(k) contributions, but your employer's don't count toward that limit.
No time to waste with iffy investing? Here's a way to build that nest egg quickly.
States handle early 401(k) plan withdrawals differently. Does that mean you should move?
The tax you'll owe will depend on what bracket you are in when you cash out your 401(k).
The holding that could be most hazardous to your financial health may surprise you.
Companies don't have to provide a 401(k) match. Here's how to invest if they don't.
A young worker may find a Roth IRA to be superior to a 401(k) when saving for retirement.
Using an IRA distribution to make son's student loan payment could cost you.
Here are some steps to take now to reduce your heirs' tax liability when you die.
Paying off a mortgage is usually a good idea, but not if you're passing up free money.
Retirement money is safe in bankruptcy, as long as you keep it in the right place.
Don't let your 401(k) keep you from opening an IRA to maximize your retirement savings.
There's a way to use severance money to fund a 401(k) at your startup business.
Follow these tips to choose from the many different funds to invest in for your 401(k).
Whether you have cash to pay your bills in retirement is up to you.
You may not be able to avoid paying a penalty on the withdrawal -- and it could be costly.
For lower-income filers, money put away for retirement could cut today's tax bill.
Financing retirement on investments alone may not be enough. Are annuities the answer?
Want to go on a retirement savings spree? These two types of accounts are good starts.
Dreaming of retirement some day? Start socking money away with this in mind: To truly save for retirement, you need to invest.
Can you defer a 401(k) withdrawal? It depends on if you are an employee or a contractor.
You may be able to avoid the mandatory 20 percent tax withholding if your plan allows.
Money taken from your 401(k) will be taxed as ordinary income, but it can get complicated.
Know the rules and avoid potential pitfalls when you inherit a retirement account.
Fees could be eating away at your 401(k) without you knowing about it.
Be tax-smart with retirement savings as your last workday draws closer.
Is an employer's 401(k) plan worth using if there's no company match or it has high fees?
The Roth 401(k), a sort of hybrid of a Roth and 401(k) may be offered by your employer. Should you be utilizing it?
Follow this three-step process to choose the investments in your retirement plan.
The IRS imposes different contribution limits for different retirement plans, and they often change.
The 401(k) plan offered by your employer has several tax advantages. Here's how it works.
New IRS rules open the Roth door for 401(k) investors who contribute after-tax money.
Starting to save for retirement in your 20s is a wise choice. Here are some ways to begin.
Paying off your mortgage might be a good idea, but not at the expense of your retirement.
You'd have to pay income taxes, plus a possible penalty, and your retirement would be at risk.
Studies have shown employees who take advantage of 401(k) advice do better than their peers.
Investing in hot stocks is exciting, but for retirement savings, skip the sizzle.
The IRS has specific rules about using retirement funds toward the purchase of a house.
Highly compensated employees can make catch-up contributions -- except in this case.
Beware of the possible tax consequences if tapping retirement to pay down your mortgage.
Consider these tips for paying off your mortgage while also saving for retirement.
Retirement plans can change after a layoff. Here's what may happen to your 401(k).
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