Would you be able to retire comfortably, let alone survive, without help from Social Security and Medicare?
More than ever, people are digging into these retirement funds early. The odds aren't in their favor -- most who have a loan against their 401k end up defaulting.
How do you find the balance between enjoying life now and also making sure you have enough money for your retirement years?
A new study says many Americans will have to work into their 70s to afford retirement -- and low-income workers may still be on the job in their 80s.
Even though it's usually thought of as the very last resort for personal finance, more Americans are borrowing from their 401ks.
How does your 401k balance compare with that of other workers with a similar income?
Counting too much on Social Security is one of them. So is underestimating how long you'll live.
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