As traditional defined-benefit pensions become increasingly rare, more Americans instead are offered employer-sponsored …
Retirement portfolios held up surprisingly well through the Great Recession. But housing declines made for the worst period in several generations for pre-retirees, a study finds.
Bunching family under one roof isn’t the Holy Grail of retirement. But for those with few choices at least it’s an answer with some unexpected benefits.
Free advice on how to manage your 401(k) is widely available and routinely ignored. Here’s why you should give it a try.
Most folks have never run a retirement-income projection. How can they make a realistic plan? Here's a start.
A lot of folks nearing retirement still have a traditional pension. But a new study suggests they don't know how to figure it into their plans. Here's a start.
If you are on your own, you’re probably not saving enough for retirement. That’s the conclusion of a new study published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research on retirement readiness from two researchers at the …
The Government Accountability Office is supposed to be a government watchdog: keeping an eye on public funds and looking out for self-dealing, all while making sure that the taxpayers are getting a fair shake.
The conventional thinking on spending money in retirement isn't really true.
A few years ago, policy wonks, retirement experts and politicians came up with what they thought was a great way to fix the 401(k) system: automatic enrollment. So in 2006, they passed a law that allowed businesses to put a …