You can avoid costly mistakes by following these simple steps.
Here's what to consider when you're changing jobs and have to decide what to do with your retirement account.
If you make the wrong moves with your retirement account when you change jobs, you could inadvertently reduce your retirement income.
IRA owners turning 70½ this year must comply with required minimum withdrawal rules -- or pay a costly penalty.
Nearly one-fifth of full-time employed Americans have raided retirement accounts in the past year to cover emergencies, according to a national survey.
It's a lot easier if you begin preparing years ahead, but it can be done even if you don't start saving until you are 50.
A good place to start is by drawing a financial network map.
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