Retirement

Get the latest information on individual retirement accounts, 401(k) plans and other retirement strategies.

Retirement Basics

What is a spousal IRA?

The spousal IRA allows a spouse who did not have earned income to contribute to an IRA.

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What is a deferred annuity?

Despite its advantages, a deferred annuity has some clear drawbacks, some of which are substantial.

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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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  • Mapping a retirement plan

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

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  • Retirement planning with a 401(k)

    Most employers contribute to a 401(k) on behalf of their employees. Read up on our advice for this great benefit.

    11 min read Apr 23, 2007
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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.

    8 min read Apr 23, 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.

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  • Retirement: the big disconnect

    We’re optimistic about our retirement finances, but many American workers don’t even have a retirement account.

    5 min read Apr 16, 2007
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  • A star’s retirement plan

    Charles Barkley, Barbara Eden, and other celebs reflect on career longevity and financial planning for retirement.

    1 min read Apr 16, 2007
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