Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 08, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Target-date funds are mutual funds — and now exchange-traded funds, too — that invest in a combination of stocks, bonds and cash equivalents.

Friday, July 25, 2014 7:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Retirement income needs change at different life stages, ranging from the go-go years to the no-go years.

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:06 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Workers need retirement income education so they have their finances in line for retirement.

Monday, May 19, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Retirees should get past the idea that they should never touch principal.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 5:10 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

A report points out that from 2007 to 2010, retirement risk jumped 9 percentage points.

Friday, October 12, 2012 5:11 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

For investors just learning about investing in their 401(k)s, getting started can be confusing.

Friday, May 04, 2012 4:39 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Financial advisers say they need more education on retirement income planning. So where do we go for help?

Friday, November 18, 2011 5:24 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

The financial industry seems bent on shaming Americans about their retirement readiness — or lack thereof. About a half-dozen new retirement surveys were released this week alone. Fellow retirement blogger Jennie Phipps wrote about one by Ameriprise Financial yesterday and another by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, the latter of which revealed that a quarter of

Friday, June 24, 2011 12:59 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

What would you prefer: A financial product providing a 4 percent return guaranteed not to lose value? Or would you rather invest in a product with an 8 percent return that is subject to the whims of the market and may lose principal as a result? Three out of four Americans (76 percent) voted for

Friday, April 22, 2011 1:12 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

What’s worse? Dying young, or living well into a second century? Without question, the latter scenario presents a retirement planning conundrum. Last week, on April 14, Walter Breuning of Montana passed away. He had the distinction of being the world’s oldest man at age 114. His philosophy was to embrace change, according to a wonderful

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