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.

Life Insurance Could Be the Asset You Didn't Know You Had

Life Insurance Could Be the Asset You Didn't Know You Had

Consider the financial benefits of selling your life insurance policy.

How Is Social Security Calculated? Find Your Benefits

How Is Social Security Calculated? Find Your Benefits

How does the government calculate Social Security benefits? Check here.

The Best Countries to Retire In

The Best Countries to Retire In

As the population of people over the age 60 continues to grow around the world, some countries are more prepared than others to keep them happy and healthy.

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.

What is an Inherited IRA? Distribution Rules and Examples

What is an Inherited IRA? Distribution Rules and Examples

An inherited IRA is a retirement plan that a beneficiary inherits after the previous owner's death, and is typically a family member or spouse of the original account holder.

America's Most Livable Cities for All Ages

America's Most Livable Cities for All Ages

As America's population grows older, more cities are enacting policies to improve livability for people of all ages.