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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

Landing a probe on a comet in the middle of the solar system is easier than calculating the savings required to generate a target retirement income.
11/14/14 4:46PM
Millennials get it: save early and often. Taxable accounts offer flexibility and other benefits of special value to young investors, features not found in retirement-oriented accounts.
11/11/14 1:00PM
For many people, being able to retire seems impossible. But these 11 people can help you save enough to quit.
10/31/14 6:10AM
Proposals from the Sen. Tom Harkin and the Center on American Progress are trying to save retirement through new plans that combine the best parts of pensions and 401(k)s.
10/30/14 6:10AM
Some Vanguard investors have formed their own tribe around Vanguard's ultra-cheap mutual funds and the company's founder. Now they're getting together for a meeting of the minds.
10/22/14 2:55PM
ETFs are arguably the cheapest, simplest and safest way to invest in the stock market, but many people don't know what they are or aren't interested in learning about them.
10/8/14 6:30AM
Morningstar doesn't believe Bill Gross’s surprise departure from Pimco will pose an immediate risk to the bond manager's flagship mutual fund.
9/29/14 12:23PM
Maybe you should be focusing on the bearish turn in small-cap stock ETFs instead of Alibaba.
9/20/14 6:00AM
What's the best way to avoid a big tax hit on your retirement funds: An IRA, a Roth IRA, a 401(k), stocks or mutual funds? Answer? All of them.
9/4/14 8:30AM
The founder of David Lerner Associates is barred from being a supervisor until 2015, but that hasn't stopped the firm from packing the room at investment seminars.
8/25/14 5:07PM
When it comes long-term relationships with their 401(k)s, workers, it seems, are kind of like bad boyfriends.
8/21/14 1:10PM
The economic cycle hasn't been kind to Gen X, but there's still time to reduce debt and build even a modest retirement fund.
8/21/14 1:09PM
A survey of plan holders reinforces 401(k) popularity but strikes an alarming note on how we fall short in investing savvy.
8/21/14 1:08PM
Way too many investors make mistakes over and over again that could easily reduce the value of their 401(k) plans.
7/28/14 11:00AM
IRAs are a good way to save for retirement, but they're not going to help all that much if you're not putting money into them regularly.
7/28/14 9:00AM

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