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Retirement

Tips for Picking a Financial Adviser

Women need to get the max from their money to cover longer lifespans and the occasional career hiatus. "But I don't have that kind of money!" you might say. These days, getting the help of a pro doesn't have to cost much. Investing in one hour...

Why is Rolling Over My 401k So Doggone Tough?

I’ve been meaning to roll over my 401k ever since I left my job in 2008. Like many financial chores, it seemed like a pain—even though every personal finance expert makes it sound like rollovers are a snap. News flash: They’re wrong. First, the...

Pay It Forward on Tax Day

Getting your returns files is one reason to look forward to tax day. But it’s a major money day for another reason—it’s the last day you can contribute to your traditional or Roth IRA. That’s right, Uncle Sam kindly gives you until tax day to max...

Don’t Pick the Right Stock

When you’re thinking about what should go into your retirement portfolio, ideally, it’s all too easy to get the order wrong, and focus on the investments first. Which mutual funds should I pick? Which bond funds? Which stocks are the best? In...

Get a Tax Credit for Saving

It sounds crazy, but you could potentially get a chunk off your tax bill just for having contributed to your retirement plan in 2012. Although most people are unaware of the so-called Savers Credit, according to a recent Transamerica survey, it...

Should You Convert?

What's the big mystery around Roth IRA conversions this year? Not only were the income caps lifted this year—a big deal for those with a modified adjusted gross income of more than $100,000—if you convert to a Roth by December 31, 2010, you don't...

Saving Your Retirement

  Be calculating How much money do you need to save for retirement? That's a good—and complicated question. Let's keep it simple. For now, you're going to nail down a ballpark figure.Goose egg or nest egg? Use online calculators with caution. They...

Hers vs. His Retirement

Survey says... Although working women are just as likely as men to save for retirement, they're less confident about their ability to plan—and more uncertain about how much income they'll need, according to a recent survey by the Employee...

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