Articles in Retirement


10 Reasons You Will Never Retire

Retirement is the payoff at the end of a long career, the end game most workers are striving for. But these days, with corporate pensions disappearing (only 11% of Fortune 100 companies offered... Read >>


Cash Out Retirement Account To Quit Job?

By Liz Weston for Dear Liz, I have been working for the same organization for 17 years. I've accumulated $270,000 in my 403(b) account. I have a resort property on which I... Read >>


Should You Sell Mutual Funds To Buy ETFs?

By Chris Kissell for American workers save and invest for decades, all in hopes of having enough money to retire one day. But when work finally ends, a new concern typically... Read >>


Delaying Required Minimum Distributions from Roth 401(k)s

I will turn 70½ in a few years. Is it true that I have to start taking required minimum distributions from my Roth 401(k)? Is there any way to avoid the withdrawals? You generally do not have to... Read >>


Avoid This RMD Tax Trap

Everyone who owns a traditional IRA must eventually pay Uncle Sam income tax on required minimum distributions. But the rules for calculating RMDs differ depending on whether you're the original... Read >>


Tap Your Portfolio With Taxes in Mind

When it comes to tapping your portfolio during retirement, you have two major goals generating as much income as you can while keeping the lid on your tax bill. A general rule of thumb is to pull... Read >>


Mom Wants To Retire, Pay Off Student Loan

By Dr. Don Taylor, Ph.D., CFA, CFP, CASL for Dear Dr. Don, I had a private student loan that was discharged in bankruptcy. My mom was the co-signer and now she is stuck with... Read >>


Keep an Eye on Finances During a Divorce

Divorce at any age will send tremors through your finances. But when it comes later in life, it's sure to upend even the best laid financial plans. The end of a marriage is the start of a scramble... Read >>


Why These Three Retirement Rules of Thumb are Bad Ideas

What makes a good rule of thumb? It should be memorable, pithy and, above all, useful. It also shouldn't overreach it just gives good guidance. "Measure twice, cut once" is a great... Read >>


Financial Habits Of The Wealthy

By Judy Martel for The secrets to building wealth aren't hidden behind locked doors in the realm of the rich. Plenty of wealthy people make disastrous financial mistakes. But... Read >>

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