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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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  • When to claim Social Security

    Experts are divided about the optimal time to begin drawing Social Security. The latest study says most married women should start early while men should delay until age 69.

    5 min read Jun 20, 2007
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  • Working life goes on for serial retirees

    Whether you call it re-careering, phased retirement or serial retirement, the outcome is the same. Many retirees continue to work, whether by choice or necessity.

    5 min read May 15, 2007
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  • 10 ways to survive the sandwich years

    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.

    6 min read May 01, 2007
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  • Variable annuities on cusp of change

    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.

    7 min read May 01, 2007
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  • 10 things to do before you retire

    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.

    6 min read May 01, 2007
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  • Thinking about retirement

    Americans are optimistic when it comes to dreaming about life in retirement. Most say they’ll have enough money.

    0 min read Apr 23, 2007
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  • Mapping a retirement plan

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

    1 min read Apr 23, 2007
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