Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Being your own boss comes with a variety of perks. But it also forces you to handle work typically taken care of by a human resource or finance department. For example, you have to find your own health care plan and deduct taxes from your paycheck. And, when it comes to saving for retirement, it’s your responsibility to start a savings fund.

4 Ways to Manage Old Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

If you’re like most Americans, you’ve changed employers a few times throughout your working career. In fact, the average person switches jobs 12 times during his or her lifetime! While job hopping can get you a variety of experience, it can also create some complexity managing your finances – specifically when it comes to the […]

Is a 401(k) the Right Way to Save for Retirement?

The 401(k) retirement plan, first popularized in the 1980s, is an excellent way to put aside money for retirement. Like other retirement plans — traditional IRA or Roth IRA — a 401(k) invests your money in a customized mix of individual stocks, money-market funds and bonds to maximize your return. But, when it comes to […]

Retirement plan contributions: do I still have time to save?

Did your plan to put money into a retirement account for 2016 fall flat? Don’t worry – you still have time! While automatic contributions deducted straight from your paycheck throughout the year is the easiest way to build your retirement account, there are other ways to save.

Baby Boomers Playing Catch-Up: Retirement Strategies Worth Considering

Talk about a case of bad timing: the baby boomer generation started hitting retirement age during one of the worst economic disasters in modern-day history. The oldest boomers started turning 65 in 2011, as the economy struggled to recover from the devastating market crash and recession that began with the financial crisis of 2008. Middle-class […]

Young People and Retirement Saving: Time Is On Your Side

“Time is on my side” the old pop lyric says, and truer words have never been spoken when it comes to young people and retirement saving. Getting an early start is the best thing you can do for yourself, even if you’re not able to contribute much. When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you’ve […]