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29 Smart Steps 20-Somethings Should Take To Grow Their Wealth Right Now

Millennials are sometimes seen as the unfortunate generation.<p>It often seems that the Baby Boomers have taken the best of what's available, while Generation X is always standing in line just ahead of the Millennials.<p>If you're a Millennial yourself, there's nothing to be gained from feeling cheated; …

Personal Finance

For Best Retirement Savings Results, Ignore Your Investments

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — If you agonize over your retirement savings — constantly tweaking mutual funds, tracking short-term performance and massaging …

Am I on track to retire right?

<i>My wife and I are in our late 30s and want to know if we're on the right track for retirement. What's the best way to do that? -- Mike, Connecticut</i><p>Figuring out if you're on track to retire right depends on how accurate and detailed of an assessment of your retirement progress you want.<p>If you're …

What to do if you haven’t saved for retirement and can’t keep working

One good thing about the never ending national debate on pension reform is that we are getting a better handle on who is really at risk of a bleak …

America's Retirement Security Crisis Is Huge and Quickly Approaching

You've heard about boomerang kids -- adult children in their 20s and 30s who have returned to live in their parents' homes. Well, get ready for boomerang parents, formerly independent middle-aged people who -- 10, 15, 20 years hence -- will have no choice but to move into their adult children's …

Retirement

Close to Retirement? Don't Miss These Dates and Deadlines!

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p>I'm turning 60 next year and keep hearing about different age-related requirements and milestones. For example: FRA? RMD? And when can I start withdrawing money from my 401(k) without a penalty? I want to make sure I don't miss something important. Can you help?<p>-- A Reader<p>Dear …

How People Misread Their Social Security Benefit Statements

JIM BLANKENSHIP: For many, Social Security benefits will play a significant role in the retirement income scheme.

Social Security or Insecurity? For Future Retirees, That Is the Big Question

Today one of the biggest trending topics in the retirement income planning space is Social Security. Over 65% of retirees received at least half of their income from Social Security in 2012. An even greater number of retirees are highly dependent on it to provide for their everyday living …

Future Friday: The future of retirement is in danger!

A large number of employees don’t plan for retirement. What should companies do?A just released report indicates that the retirement life for a large …

Retirement

Retirement Tips for Self-Employed Clients

Self-employment is on the rise, and today’s small-business owners have more assets to invest, and therefore protect, than ever. In fact, small …

Think Twice Before You Open A New IRA

It’s tax season and that also means it’s IRA season. The deadline to put away savings in a 2014 Individual Retirement Account is the same day your 2014 tax return is due, April 15th, 2015. Have you funded a 2014 IRA? A 2015 IRA? (That’s getting ahead of things–the deadline is April 15, 2016, but …

Why Taking Social Security Could Cost You Thousands

I recently attended a weekend barbecue with some neighbors, and at one point the conversation shifted from the usual topics — family updates, local …