Retirement Center - Planning for Retirement - TheStreet
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
By now it should be well established that financial planners don't like you to carry debt into retirement. But where does your mortgage fall in the scheme of things?
Criminals are zeroing in on Social Security numbers as the tools to unlock theft of your assets, your identity, your life. The SSN is the "skeleton key to your life."
You need a will for the 21st century. Here's your road map.
The defensive nature of utilities in ETFs, coupled with the low risk and high dividends they produce are attractive to many investors, especially during times of market uncertainty.
Can machines handle your assets better than a person? The fight is on, and it just got more brutal.
You've been so busy saving in your retirement accounts, but you haven't learned the best way to withdraw money in your golden years. Follow these techniques.
Better choices abound - but many seniors sit on their hands in Open Enrollment. Take charge to lower costs and get better coverage.
Retirees with weaker immune systems may need vaccinations more than younger adults. Medicare usually covers them, but some seniors ignore the shots.
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.
Investors are neglecting to rebalance their retirement portfolios as they switch jobs.
Surprise: they even agree on a few things. But their disagreements are sometimes sharp.
It's best to start with a range of investments and then narrow the list to the ones that perform best.
Weak economic data will likely lead the Federal Reserve to refrain from raising interest rates at their meeting today as the window to increase them this year is dwindling.
There is a lot riding on your 401(k) these days. Should you take funds out of your nest egg?
While many retirees will take a job just to stay sharp, a staggering number will need the income just to get by.