Retire Richer With These 3 Simple Money Moves

Investors are focusing more than ever before on saving for retirement. But too many people make mistakes in their retirement saving. Following some simple steps can help you avoid those mistakes and make the most of your retirement.

In the following video, Dan Caplinger, The Motley Fool's director of investment planning, goes through three simple tips to boost your retirement savings. In turn, Dan talks about starting an IRA, using your 401(k) at work, and making better investments as his three-step process. Dan also explains how PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP  ) , Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) , and other stalwart stocks can play a role in your portfolio, along with Vanguard Dividend Appreciation (NYSEMKT: VIG  ) and other exchange-traded funds. Dan concludes that with these three ideas, you can make your retirement a lot more lucrative.

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  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2014, at 12:11 AM, mike5196 wrote:

    Why is everything on Motley a video? I would like to read articles, I know I am old fashioned and old, so old in fact that I remember when Motley Fool was an informative and useful site, with some humor thrown in.

  • Report this Comment On February 03, 2014, at 9:20 PM, annaraven wrote:

    Agree with Mike. At least a transcript, linked in the article introducing the video, would be helpful.

  • Report this Comment On February 04, 2014, at 12:31 PM, Runway36 wrote:

    One important thing you forgot: Location,Location,Location. Living in a state where people can live below the cost of means, invest,save and live debt free. Difficult but financially disciplined is the key.

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Dan Caplinger

Dan Caplinger has been a contract writer for the Motley Fool since 2006. As the Fool's Director of Investment Planning, Dan oversees much of the personal-finance and investment-planning content published daily on With a background as an estate-planning attorney and independent financial consultant, Dan's articles are based on more than 20 years of experience from all angles of the financial world.

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