Retirement

Retirees’ search for safe income is leading to some new and risky products. Get ready to do your homework and ask questions.

The days of company pensions are long gone for most workers; that is why investing in an annuity can be an appealing strategy for retirees.

People who enroll in workplace 401(k) plans and put money in them probably misunderstand key aspects of such savings vehicles, say advisors.

Credit-card debt is a huge financial concern for seniors, right behind medical bills and just ahead of paying for utilities.

Having $1 million might be more or less than what you really need in retirement — and many retirees say it’s not enough

Decisions by Medicare and Social Security boards of trustees may mean the average retiree’s Social Security benefit will start taking a hit.

Your employer may be raising your default savings rate in your retirement plan at work. What does this mean for you?

While estate planning is often associated with the wealthy, financial advisors say most Americans can benefit from it.

Employees know they could be saving more for retirement, and they want their employers to help them get there.

Money-market funds have been considered a safe haven for 401(k) dollars, yet plan sponsors are dropping them for stable value.

A 401(k) plan is a wonderful savings vehicle, but many are plagued with huge commissions, high expense ratios and extra, hidden fees.

Roth 401(k) plans have been around for a decade, but many employers only recently are starting to offer them to eligible workers.

It’s important to research how to pay for potentially high long-term care costs to avoid depleting your retirement funds.

Waiting to start saving for retirement could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement savings.