Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Baby boomers start turning 70 1/2 this year, but it’s the IRS that will be getting the gifts when boomers start taking taxable required distributions from retirement accounts.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:32 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

Employees who spend more time engaged with their 401(k) tend to be more active savers.

Monday, February 29, 2016 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

People with student debt are taking longer to find that career job that’s going to pay enough to contribute to a 401(k).

Monday, February 22, 2016 5:06 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

When you leave a job for the next job opportunity, whether it’s on your terms or not, you have 4 choices about what to do with your 401(k) account from that employer.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 3:35 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The president’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget includes some provisions to encourage workplace retirement plans.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:26 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress and the president are both looking for ways to encourage retirement savings. Here are their suggestions and some others.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:11 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Employers have moved away from offering pension plans with their defined benefits to offering defined contribution plans where the employee contributes from his or her salary and the employer may offer a matching contribution to a 401(k).

Monday, January 25, 2016 3:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

If you’re 50 or older, catch-up contributions can help get your retirement savings back on track and correct the financial mistake of not contributing earlier in your career.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:12 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Longer life spans and paltry retirement savings are among the forces keeping older workers on the job longer.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 3:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Hit the limit for a more prosperous retirement.

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