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Retirement

Ask an Advisor: How Do I Create a Retirement Savings Plan?

My husband and I are in our late thirties, and we're not sure how much we should be saving for retirement. How can we estimate what we'll need and how much we should be putting aside each year to cover it? We both want to retire in our sixties. —...

Peek Inside Her Portfolio: How I’ll Retire by 50

“Peek Inside Her Portfolio” looks beyond charts and formulas to explore how real women are (really) planning for retirement. Erica is a 39-year-old single woman who will be eligible for retirement from her job as a firefighter in 11 years. But...

6 Ways the 2008 Crash is Still Affecting Us

On September 15, 2008, global financial services firm Lehman Brothers famously declared bankruptcy, leading to widespread panic in the financial industry. Suddenly, the U.S. economic decline, a result of the housing bubble burst in 2007, became a...

9 Ways to Guarantee Your Retirement

Once upon a time, retirement meant stopping work at 65 and spending the rest of your days doing whatever you wanted while your Social Security and company pension checks rolled in. Not anymore.

A Simple Way to Save for Retirement

"I keep hearing about target-date funds. What exactly are they, how do they work and are they right for me?" —Alisa, Seattle, WA Ask many bright, accomplished woman about "diversification" and "rebalancing" and chances are you'll still get blank...

5 Questions That Can Determine Your Financial Future

Sailing around the world, gardening from sunup to sundown, long walks on the beach... Thinking about retirement can seem surreal and even silly when most of us are so caught up in the day-to-day grind of life. However, it is important to take...

IRA vs. 401(k) - What's the Difference?

Thinking of saving money for your golden years? Good thinking. You’re never too young to start stuffing the coffers. Two popular retirement investment vehicles worth considering are the 401(k) and the traditional IRA (or individual retirement...

Act Your Age: A Decade-by-Decade Guide to Saving

Do you have any regrets about how you’ve prepared for your retirement so far? Noooo, not you, right? But maybe you’ve heard from friends that they’d be in better shape if only they had remembered to set up that 401k their 20s…or continued to save...

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