When to Crack into Your Retirement Savings Early

While it’s usually best to avoid withdrawing from your retirement funds early, there are a few special situations when it can be advantageous to do so. Discover which scenarios might legitimize this transaction and learn how ...

Should Having Children Change Your Retirement Savings Priorities?

If you have children, chances are you want to help them pay for some portion of their university tuition. Although it might be tempting to focus on building your child’s education fund above your retirement fund, it’s not ...

How to Transfer Retirement Savings If You Die

When people think about retirement, their top concern is usually whether they will have enough money to live comfortably. Unfortunately, though understandably, they often forget about their eventual death, but building retirement ...

Does the 4 Percent Rule Still Work?

If you’re well along the road to retirement, you’ve probably heard about the 4 percent rule in some capacity. This guideline for making withdrawals in retirement has been confirmed through extensive study and practice over ...

Apps That Build Your Savings

Saving money can be a tough task, and to increase your savings effectively you must be focused, determined and willing to make some spending sacrifices. However, saving money in today’s digital age is easier than ever. The growing ...

6 Retirement Planning Mistakes

Planning for retirement is exciting, anxiety-inducing and complicated. Sometimes it seems you can’t even plan further than the weekend, so to plan your entire work-free retirement? That seems like a lot to handle. When dealing ...

Should You Pay Down Debt or Save?

What’s makes better financial sense — saving or paying down debt first? Deciding whether to tackle retirement planning or debt reduction first is a difficult choice. Both are daunting prospects and both carry serious weight. ...
Retirement is something that many people don’t think about until the very last minute.

How to Save for Retirement on a Budget

Retirement is something that many people don’t think about until the very last minute. Fortunately, there are plenty of programs and services that help people take the money that they earn now and set it aside for their retirement ...
An individual retirement account (IRA) is often an underutilized way to reduce your taxes while also saving for retirement. But is it right for you?

IRA Basics

As the final day to file your taxes quickly approaches, many of us are looking for ways to increase tax deductions. An individual retirement account (IRA) is often an underutilized way to reduce your taxes while also saving for ...