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Retirement Center

With bond yields scraping along all-time lows, the stock market nearing multi-year highs and a tenuous economic recovery, those who are retired or nearing retirement have a lot to think about. Below you will find links to our best investment ideas as well as interviews with professional investment advisers and strategies to secure your retirement.

Jim Cramer on Retirement

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401ks and IRAs

Investors who don't want to do a lot of investment research, or feel unequipped for it, have a couple of easy options.
4/15/14 10:00AM
Rob Kron continues his series on Social Security with a discussion of when to collect. (Spoiler alert: "As soon as you can" is not necessarily the wisest course.)
4/9/14 2:03PM
President Obama got our attention in his State of the Union speech by calling for action on retirement. The President's budget proposals, however, may reveal more about the administration's overall vision for retirement policy.
4/3/14 11:20AM
A recent real estate survey finds retiring Baby Boomers making 'lifestyle plans' that involve beach houses, country estates and condos in the city. Tapioca and shuffleboard didn't make the cut.
4/3/14 8:30AM
Vanguard says 55% of participants in its 401(k)s now have target-date funds, up from 2% in 2004, with about 34% of all contributions now directed toward. What happened?
3/18/14 10:00AM
Only 17% of Americans are contributing to an IRA this year, compared with 22% in 2012, despite decades financiers have spent promoting them.
3/17/14 11:00AM
According to a new BlackRock survey, while men and women both prioritize retirement, more men than women have begun to save for retirement.
3/13/14 3:21PM
Most investors do not need to take exceptional risk to build a significant retirement portfolio. How do you do it?
3/12/14 8:45AM
Are we becoming obsessed with retirement, so worried about the future that we deny ourselves of the things we should be enjoying right now?
3/11/14 9:16AM
Rising interest rates can be tough on markets, but there's no need to panic, according to FM Global SVP of Investments Paul LaFleche.
3/1/14 7:00AM
This is National Savings Week and also tax season -- an excellent time to assess whether you are saving enough to meet your financial goals.
2/24/14 9:20AM
Peter Hayes explains why pension reform in states and cities throughout the U.S. is becoming increasingly necessary, common and advantageous for muni markets.
2/20/14 11:59AM
Financial planning is made much easier using SunTrust's new SummitView system.
2/18/14 7:30AM
A change in 401(k) providers means work for you: Making sure there have been no glitches in your account and that new funds are the ones you really want.
2/13/14 10:00AM
Does it make sense to force people still building for retirement to make withdrawals at the same time?
2/10/14 1:20PM

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