Perhaps you consult your family or a financial advisor when making retirement savings decisions, but you may not realize who else influences you -- and why.
New IRS inflation-adjusted figures increase the maximum individual 401k retirement plan contribution to $17,000 for 2012. Should you take advantage of it?
Allowing homeowners to tap retirement funds early to make mortgage payments could have toxic consequences.
Workers will be able to sock more away for retirement while enjoying tax benefits.
By taking a loan before the current market dips, workers essentially locked in some of their gains -- as if they'd simply made the decision to sell high.
Many older Americans keep working because they can. They also have strong financial incentives.
Rather than fleeing the stock market like a rat from a sinking ship, make sure the following things are in order.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
The expected $3.36 billion offering from Citizens Financial Group won't come close to Alibaba's, but it will be an important one for the market.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Occupy Wall Street bought and forgave the student loan debt of more than 2,700 Everest College students.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'