Retirement plans like IRAs and 401k's make it easy to save, but you do have to take some steps to get the full benefits.
Retirement crisis? New data suggest that only 15% to 25% of Americans will be poorly prepared for their retirement years.
Deferring retirement by just 5 years can raise your monthly retirement income by as much as 40%.
Whether your goal is 'semiretirement' or the freedom to never work again, you have to focus on these 3 basics.
One study says a safe withdrawal rate for a retirement begun in 2010 was only 1.8%. Another says 7% is OK for some. How can you make sense of this?
Thinking of moving to Florida or Arizona for the sun, or to a small town for a lower cost of living? You may have overlooked the most important thing.
The fundamentals involved mostly the 2 of us living on a shared $30,000 to $40,000 in spending money per year, including housing costs, and saving the rest.
Saving a bundle during your working years is not the only way to prepare for retirement. Follow these tips to improve your chances of being comfortable -- and happy -- later in life.
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