Retirement

Haven’t Saved Enough for Retirement? Here’s How to Catch Up

The average 50-year-old has less than $50,000 saved for retirement. Here are some tips to help you close the gap before you retire. Read Article

Putting the ‘Location’ in Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is about more than just allocating assets. Choosing the account type is almost as important as choosing the investment. Read Article

Max Out Your Retirement Contributions Now

Regardless of your age or income level, you should strongly consider making your 2015 contributions now, rather than later. And if you still haven’t done all you can for 2014, do that first. Read Article

3 Mutual Funds to Buy for International Growth

As a whole, international growth may be slowing but there are a few outstanding mutual funds that have succeeded in finding the best growth opportunities in the world. We researched 450 mutual funds to find three of the best for international growth Read Article

Securing Your Retirement After the Death of Pensions

It's the death of pensions by a thousand cuts. Promised benefits are being reduced -- even to those already in retirement. Read Article

3 Strategic Income ETFs for Retirement Planning

These 3 dividend ETFs are perfect for anyone doing retirement planning -- they not only offer income, but do so across three asset classes. Read Article

3 Dividend Stocks to Buy After the Oil Price Collapse

When building a retirement income portfolio, you need stocks with long histories of paying and raising their dividends regardless of what is happening in the market. That's why XOM, CVX and EPD are worth a look. Read Article

5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2015

Monthly dividend stocks are a fantastic way to plan your finances in retirement. Here are five of the best. Read Article

4 Boring Stocks You Must Own for Retirement

Looking for safety, capital gains and a little income for retirement? Then you want conglomerates -- snoozer stocks that you can count on forever. Read Article

3 International Stocks for Retirement Investors

Odds are you're woefully under-exposed to international stocks. Here's how to fix that. Read Article

Best Bond Funds for 2015

The best bond funds in 2015 are likely to be the cheapest index funds and active funds with the most-seasoned managers. Read Article

How to Save When You’re Young

When figuring out how to save money, consider a 401k, automatic savings plans and putting off that new car purchase to help young investors get off on the right foot. Read Article

The 3 Best GARP Funds for 2015

Funds that target growth at a reasonable price (GARP) can be a great way to jump on 2015's growth trends. Here are three of the best funds to buy if you're targeting GARP. Read Article

3 Best Vanguard Funds With Active Management

A stock picker's market environment calls for an investment in one or more of these best Vanguard funds with active management. Read Article

2 Vanguard ETFs for Steady Retirement Income

The variable styles of these two Vanguard ETFs will continue to work in harmony as consistent retirement income producers and provide positive correlation to the stock market for those that need it. Read Article

Dividend Smackdown: Microsoft (MSFT) vs. Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Microsoft and Exxon Mobil are world-class dividend payers, but which is the better holding: XOM stock or MSFT stock? Read Article

3 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirement

These three established, cash-rich dividend stocks offer significant income for those looking for stability in retirement. Read Article

3 REITs Loved by a Big Hedge Fund

Aberdeen Asset Management is making a big move into U.S. real estate. You can buy the three REITs it's investing in now. Read Article

4 Alternative Uses for a Roth IRA

If you understand the rules and exemptions of the Roth IRA, it becomes much more than a retirement savings vehicle. Read Article

Your 10-Minute Retirement Portfolio

Now is a good time to begin assembling your ten-minute retirement portfolio, since the headline stock indexes have pulled back from their 52-week highs. Read Article