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401(k) vs. Roth 401(k)

The choice between a 401(k) and a Roth 401(k) depends a lot on your individual situation.

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    Just as you would plan for a trip, it’s even more important that you plan for retirement, the longest vacation of your life, with eyes wide open.

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    As boomers make the transition to retirement, financial institutions are giving their variable annuity products a makeover in hopes of attracting a greater market share.

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    The wealthiest seniors can afford the high costs of aging, and those with few assets qualify for Medicaid. But for seniors in the middle class, families often have to step in and help.

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  • Self-help tools, tips and more

    Bankrate provides you with work sheets, calculators and loads of tips to help you on the path to retirement.

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  • Interview: Christopher Cox

    Christopher Cox, SEC chairman, knows firsthand the financial scams aimed at seniors. His parents were targets.

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  • IRA strategies to boost savings

    IRA expert, Ed Slott, discusses the advantages of the various IRAs available for people of all income levels.

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    Take the fuss out of retirement planning with these easy-to-follow steps for achieving financial success.

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