One nugget of personal finance information that I’ve seen repeated over and over is the notion that if you have a year’s salary saved for
If you’re new to investing, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed. There are strange words to figure out, complicated ideas to understand, new decisions to
Let’s face it, investing in the future is no easy task. Taking money that you could spend right now and socking it away for decades takes discipline.
Annuities are not complicated, which is why so many people find them appealing. They come in two basic types — immediate and deferred — with two
The history of retirement plans in the United States is neither as old nor as extensive as most people think. The first private pension fund
So you want to pack up all your cares and woes and retire overseas. The world is full of possibilities, from hundreds of thousands of
Danny writes in with a good question: A lot of the retirement articles I read talk about saving enough for retirement so that you only
In “Back to the Future Part II,” Biff Tannen gets rich by using information from the future to make can’t-lose sports bets in the past.
Retirement is probably the most anticipated and planned-for milestone of our lives. When it finally arrives, it does so silently like an overnight snowfall that, even
As I explained in a previous post, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going
When the time arrives to sign up for a retirement plan at work or open a Roth IRA, people are pulled in two different directions.
As I explained last week, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going to conduct
Save for retirement. Period. There are very few adults in the United States that are of working age that aren’t affected in a positive way
Whether I like it or not (and I most certainly don’t like it), my parents are growing older. My mother is getting close to the
The big financial goal that Sarah and I have in front of us is to reach a point where we can live off of the
Not too long ago, I was at the library researching an article on Social Security and the value people could expect to get from it
When people realize how incredible the deal is for a Roth IRA, they’re often in disbelief. After all, it lets you earn tax-free income in
A few years ago, I wrote an article looking at the differences between a Roth IRA and a 401(k) with regards to how taxes will