Saving for Retirement


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  • We all make mistakes, and many of them hurt us in one way or another. A 2013 CareerBuilder survey found that 58% of resumes were dismissed by companies because of typos. Many people use fabric softener in all our loads of laundry, too, when it leaves a coating on fabric that reduces the absorbency of towels.
  • Retirement is a time of life full of promise, when you can explore your own passions and follow your own rhythms.
  • Most pre-retirees are afraid of outliving their money. Having a plan can help ensure you don\'t.
  • The power of cutting out inflation and the biggest secret of our success.
  • Apr 17 2017
    5 tax hacks before the April 18 deadline
    Preparing for Tax Day is the perfect time to organize your finances.
  • Apr 15 2017
    How an IRA Works
    How an IRA Works
    Apr 15
    Here's an easy question for you: Would you like to retire someday? Now here's a tougher question: Do you know how an IRA works? If you answered "yes" to the first question, then you should also be able to answer "yes" to the second one. In fact, you should learn just about everything there is to know about IRAs, or individual retirement accounts. These simple, easy-to-open accounts reward retirement savers with major tax breaks.
  • When it comes to retirement savings, we’ve all been told that opening a 401(k) is a great place to start. But how does this savings account actually work? We partnered with H&R Block to take the mystery out of your 401(k), so you can feel good about building a strong financial future with every contribution you make to this retirement workhorse.
  • Apr 11 2017
    Can You Undo an IRA Withdrawal?
    Q: I took money out of an IRA. Can I change my mind and put it back in? A: In many cases, once you’ve pulled money out of the tax-advantaged wrapper of an individual retirement account, you can’t reverse course and pump it back in. But there are a few times when you can do exactly that: usually only within a 60-day window after you took the distribution, and subject to another big hurdle if you are older than 70½.
  • It can be difficult to navigate the world of retirement savings. This quick primer will help you choose between a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA.
  • Apr 05 2017
    What Is a 401(k)?
    What Is a 401(k)?
    Apr 05
    A 401(k) is a savings and investing plan offered by employers that gives employees a tax break on money they set aside for retirement.
  • Until scientists tackle time travel, there’s this: For a couple more weeks, you can go back to last year and make an individual retirement account contribution toward the 2016 annual limit.
  • Mar 25 2017
    Single Most Important Step 401k Participants Can Take
    The simple act of running a retirement projection may be the single most important step employees can take to reach their 401k financial goals.
  • Working for yourself has a lot of perks. Being able to save easily for retirement isn't one of them, thanks to the inaccessibility of employer-sponsored 401(k) or pension plans.