Articles in Retirement


Work Longer and Prosper

During his 26 years at a packaging company in Charlotte, N.C., Pat Baines climbed the ladder to become plant manager and then a vice president. Along the way, he and his wife, Bonnie, put their... Read >>


Getting Around Income Limits for a Roth IRA

I earned too much in 2013 to contribute to a Roth IRA. Can I contribute to a traditional IRA for 2013 and immediately convert it to a Roth? Do I have to pay taxes on the conversion?There are no... Read >>


5 Excuses Why People Don't Save For Retirement

By Leslie Geary for The list of excuses for why it's impossible to save for retirement is endless. Some people may be just getting started in their careers, making small... Read >>

Joe Young

How to Retire with $500,000

One of the most pressing questions facing future retirees is just how much money they will need to be able to retire comfortably. This question is difficult to answer because of the different... Read >>


The Devil in the Details: Five Retirement Budget Proposals

Have you heard the expression, the devil is in the details? While that may sound sinister, it simply reminds us to look beyond the topline story to see what's really going on. President Obama's... Read >>

Joe Young

Best Retirement Plans if You Don't Have a 401(k)

One of the most common ways to save for retirement is to consistently invest a portion of your income into a 401(k) retirement account. 401(k) accounts have numerous advantages, including tax... Read >>


Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

For married couples, claiming Social Security can be a complex task. They have more options than singles do, providing more opportunities to boost cumulative lifetime income if they coordinate... Read >>


Beating the Dividend Income Drought

Will dividend yields test 1999 lows? That was the title of my post from a few weeks ago in which I explained to readers how the dividend income drought facing investors continues into 2014.... Read >>


Investing In DRIPs Isn’t Drab

By Jennie L. Phipps for Dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs, allow investors to buy stock directly from the company and automatically reinvest dividends. While the process... Read >>


10 Best States For Retirement

By Chris Kahn for What are the best states for retirees? The popular answer seems to be anywhere along the Sun Belt, where retiring Americans have flocked for generations in... Read >>

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