Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. has made it safer to roll over a 401(k) into an old-fashioned defined benefit pension.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Paula Pant · Bankrate.com

Here are three important year-end financial planning moves to consider.

Monday, November 17, 2014 5:15 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t borrow from your 401(k). Your company stock purchase plan makes a much better emergency fund.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you’re older than 70 1/2, the IRS demands that you pull some money from your tax-deferred savings accounts and give Uncle Sam his share.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

IRS raises limits on most retirement savings plans for 2015.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS recently approved another way to get savings into a Roth via the back door.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The U.S. fell to No. 13 among 25 nations that have retirement plans. Here are five suggestions for putting our system back in the top half.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:24 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Pushing your 30-something kids to save for retirement isn’t a duty, but it is a favor to them and and your grandchildren.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you take advantage of tax-favored retirement savings accounts? Congress is looking at ways to make IRAs and 401(k) plans more appealing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2:29 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Vanguard founder John Bogle told Congress this week that 401(k)s need to improve if they are to be our main source of retirement savings.

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