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Texas Teachers May Be the Next Big Pension Plan to Snub Hedge Funds

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas, the seventh-biggest pension in the U.S., needs to review its 8.3% allocation to hedge funds, following years of underperformance and outsize fees.

09/30/16 - 07:01 AM EDT

Top 10 Consumer-Staples Dividend Stocks for Safe Income Growth

Tickers in this article: NSRGY BUD KO KHC DEO MO

These 10 safe dividend stocks have an average yield of 3% and have delivered high dividend growth for years.

09/25/16 - 11:00 AM EDT

Estate Planning Needs to Be on Your Retirement To-Do List

Estate Planning Needs to Be on Your Retirement To-Do List

Death is not something people want to talk about. And that is probably one of the reasons so many people do not have an estate plan, or even a will.

09/24/16 - 01:30 PM EDT

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Borrow From Your 401(k)?

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Borrow From Your 401(k)?

There is a lot riding on your 401(k) these days. Should you take funds out of your nest egg?

09/18/16 - 12:01 PM EDT

You're Going to Work Well Into Your Retirement

You're Going to Work Well Into Your Retirement

While many retirees will take a job just to stay sharp, a staggering number will need the income just to get by.

09/18/16 - 11:40 AM EDT

Will Your Social Security Check Plummet in 2017?

Will Your Social Security Check Plummet in 2017?

You may have to pay more for Medicare in 2017. Or maybe you won't. Find out what's up here.

09/18/16 - 11:20 AM EDT

Funding IRAs When One Spouse Is Unemployed

Funding IRAs When One Spouse Is Unemployed

Funding an IRA when one spouse is unemployed or taking a sabbatical can occur if the working spouse makes the contribution.

09/17/16 - 01:20 PM EDT

10 High-Dividend Stocks for Safe Retirement Income

10 High-Dividend Stocks for Safe Retirement Income

Tickers in this article: MET TD SLF MFC BT BNS

Each of these high-yield stocks offers good income. Most of them benefit from higher interest rates as well.

09/11/16 - 08:00 PM EDT

How to Protect Your Retirement and Investments This Election Season

How to Protect Your Retirement and Investments This Election Season

With the U.S. presidential race tightening in its final 60 days, uncertainty is escalating on Wall Street. Experts are recommending a shift away from stocks to high grade bonds.

09/11/16 - 07:40 PM EDT

75% of Americans Expect to Work in Retirement -- 32% Because They Have To

75% of Americans Expect to Work in Retirement -- 32% Because They Have To

One-third of U.S. adults say they'll 'need to work' in retirement, but the future job market might stop them in their tracks.

09/11/16 - 07:20 PM EDT

How to Save for Retirement and Your Kids' Tuition All at Once

How to Save for Retirement and Your Kids' Tuition All at Once

It's a dilemma that parents have had for years, but it has only gotten even more problematic in the age of the 401(k).

09/11/16 - 05:40 PM EDT

Can Seniors Get Home Mortgages? Should They?

Can Seniors Get Home Mortgages? Should They?

Age discrimination in lending is illegal--and Baby Boomers are lapping up cheap 30-year fixed rate mortgages. Smart or dumb?

09/10/16 - 12:20 PM EDT

Solo 401(k) vs. SEP IRA: Big Decision for a Small Business

Solo 401(k) vs. SEP IRA: Big Decision for a Small Business

A Solo 401(k) allows a business owner to contribute not only as the owner, but also as an employee. This flexibility is not possible with a SEP IRA.

09/10/16 - 08:27 AM EDT

Keeping Up With Retirement Planning While Caring for Aging Parents

Keeping Up With Retirement Planning While Caring for Aging Parents

If there's a chance you'll need to help your parents during their retirement, it's important to understand their financial picture and incorporate that into your own retirement planning.

09/04/16 - 10:00 AM EDT