How to Really Diversify Your Retirement Portfolio

How to Really Diversify Your Retirement Portfolio

Adviser Kevin Shuller explains how to understand what diversification is, why it's important and how to use it to protect your retirement savings.

What to Do With Your Retirement Portfolio in This Volatile Market

What to Do With Your Retirement Portfolio in This Volatile Market

Most investors, and especially those on retirement's doorstep, are anxious about the market right now. Here are some solid strategies from the best advisers.

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Retirement Benefits

How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Retirement Benefits

Natalie Choate details how tax reform has impacted retirement benefits, especially Roth conversions.

Bond Markets Prep for $230 Billion Wave as Rates Rise, Growth Questions Persist

Bond Markets Prep for $230 Billion Wave as Rates Rise, Growth Questions Persist

U.S. bond markets will attempt to take down more $200 billion in new supply this week, just days after the biggest fixed income sell off in more than two years, as the domestic economy continues to outpace its global rivals and inflation signals intensify.

Benefits of a Cash Balance Plan for Retirement Savers

Benefits of a Cash Balance Plan for Retirement Savers

Adviser Mike Weintraub explains the advantages of cash balance plans combined with a 401(k) plan.

In Texas, Teachers See Savings Eroded by Bad Bets on Exotic Stocks

In Texas, Teachers See Savings Eroded by Bad Bets on Exotic Stocks

A decade ago, amid an economic boom in "emerging markets" like Brazil, Russia, India and China, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas decided to plow nearly 10% of all savings into stocks from the countries. Now, the teachers are reeling from the mistake, with subpar returns and outsize risks that could have been easily avoided had the fund just stuck with large U.S. stocks.

IRA vs. 401(k): How to Choose a Retirement Plan

IRA vs. 401(k): How to Choose a Retirement Plan

401(k) plans and IRA's share different characteristics - and different features - for retirement-minded Americans.

Why People Closer to Retirement Are Taking a Lot of Risk

Why People Closer to Retirement Are Taking a Lot of Risk

People need a little more firepower in their accounts because they're retiring later.

How to Invest Money - Even If You Don't Have Money Right Now

How to Invest Money - Even If You Don't Have Money Right Now

Investing your money can seem impossible when you just don't have that much money. But if you still want to try, you have affordable options.

401(k) vs. 403(b): How to Pick a Retirement Plan

401(k) vs. 403(b): How to Pick a Retirement Plan

401(k) plans and 403(b) plans have much in common - and several key distinctions. It pays to know about both retirement plans.