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11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

3 Retirement Rules Everyone Should Follow

Don't make your retirement planning more complicated than it needs to be.<p>Preparing for retirement is a daunting task, and many people have trouble …

6 Things No One Ever Tells You About Retirement

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

10 Ways to Prepare for Retirement

Americans need as much as $500,000 saved to have a comfortable retirement, according to some estimates, but the U.S. Labor Department estimates that …

Start Now: A Step By Step, Tough Love Guide To Saving For Retirement In Your 20s

As Stuart Ritter instructed new T. Rowe Price hires on the retirement savings options available to them, a woman in the back of the room at a recent orientation started pounding on the table in front of her. The 53 year-old told her mostly 20-something colleagues that after she graduated from …

Traditional or Roth IRA? Choosing the one that's right for you

Traditional and Roth individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, are each an essential retirement savings vehicle. They also share two key similarities: …

Retirement

The 4% retirement rule is broken

If there is one thing that can capture the imagination of the public when it comes to money, it's a simple rule of thumb.<p>That has been part of the …

Retirement

How to Save for Retirement

With the decline of defined benefit plans (e.g., pensions), saving for retirement is something most Americans are left to figure out on their own. It …

5 Retirement Accounts Everyone Should Know About

Here's what you need to know about the tax-advantaged accounts you may use.<p>Challenge yourself to max out your 401(k) plan in 2015 — that's $1,500 per month from your salary.<p>You can contribute to a 401(k), IRA, and an HSA — no need to limit yourself to one type of account (provided you are within …

Retirement

Retiring soon? Take these steps to ease post-career anxiety

Once retirement begins, you're left to handle the often challenging transition from receiving a regular paycheck to creating your own income stream …

Retirement

What the heck is this 4% rule?

What exactly is the 4 percent rule? It's a rule of thumb used to determine the amount of funds to withdraw from a retirement account each year.<p>The 4 …

Retirement