General Retirement Articles

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May 23, 2016

20 Smart 401(k) Moves You Can Make Right Now

If you want to enjoy a cushier retirement, check out these smart 401(k) moves you can make right now. They can significantly improve your financial future.

May 23, 2016

How Is Social Security Funded?

Here's a look into the sources of Social Security's annual funding. Social Security is funded with income from four sources.

May 23, 2016

How to Tell If You're Ready to Retire

First off, do you have a plan? It's reckless to approach retirement without one. You need to have a good handle on how much income you'll need in retirement and exactly how you will get it.

May 23, 2016

Ignore the Retirement Alarmists: 5 Charts Proving the Average American Thrives in Retirement

We're a pretty happy lot in retirement...regardless of our nest egg.

May 23, 2016

What’s Happening to Social Security’s Full Retirement Age?

The Social Security retirement age is about to increase, but it's not going to happen all at once.

May 23, 2016

Here's What You'll Pay for Social Security and Medicare Tax in 2016

Find out how much your paycheck will suffer.

May 22, 2016

Social Security: How Long Do I Have to Work to Get Benefits?

There are several nuances to how long of a work history you need for Social Security to kick in.

May 22, 2016

The Simplest Way to Wind Up With More Money in Retirement

To significantly increase your retirement savings and retirement income, you'll need to engage in this anxiety-inducing activity. (Hint: We're not talking about investing in high-risk stocks.)

May 22, 2016

3 Retirement-Savings Mistakes the Average American Makes

By fixing these three common mistakes, you could significantly boost your nest egg.

May 22, 2016

Should You Enroll in Medicare?

It might sound like a no-brainer, but this key question can be tougher than it might seem.

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