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.

Don't Guess About Your Retirement -- Get Smart and Get Help

Don't Guess About Your Retirement -- Get Smart and Get Help

Retirement expert Robert Powell moderates a wide-ranging discussion on planning and investing for retirement, as well as income, tax and distribution strategies for retirees.

Trustees: Medicare, Social Security Finances Deteriorate

Trustees: Medicare, Social Security Finances Deteriorate

Trustees' report says Medicare's finances are worsening.

How Technology Is Disrupting Retirement Planning

How Technology Is Disrupting Retirement Planning

No, the robots won't take over your 401(k). But, along with you and your adviser, technology could boost your retirement savings.

Social Security: What You Don't Know About Your Biggest Retirement Benefit

Social Security: What You Don't Know About Your Biggest Retirement Benefit

Nearly half of Americans age 50 and over failed a 5-question true/false quiz on Social Security. Here's what you need to know to get an "A".

Best Ways to Save for Retirement - Even When You're Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Best Ways to Save for Retirement - Even When You're Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Conventional wisdom says that you can't save for retirement living paycheck to paycheck. Here's a news flash - conventional wisdom is wrong.

18 Facts About Women's Retirement You Can't Afford to Miss

18 Facts About Women's Retirement You Can't Afford to Miss

Women may face unique risks in retirement that their male counterparts don't. Here's what you need to know.

How to Avoid Going Broke in Retirement

How to Avoid Going Broke in Retirement

You've spent the better half of a lifetime thinking about retiring. Don't let it all go to waste now.

How to Successfully Plan for Your Retirement

How to Successfully Plan for Your Retirement

Retirement is coming sooner than you think. Let the world's pre-eminent retirement expert Robert Powell help you plan for a successful retirement via TheStreet's new service, Retirement Daily.

Why Retirement Investors Should Buy FAANG Stocks … Eventually

Why Retirement Investors Should Buy FAANG Stocks … Eventually

These tech titans have been volatile lately -- so should you still buy the dip for your retirement account? These charts provide the answer.