5 Must-Haves for Your Retirement Toolkit

Are you building a nice garden home, a castle, or heading for life in a cardboard box? Earlier this year, the Employer Benefit Research Institute issued its annual Retirement Confidence Survey. If the findings are any indication, we should all ...

Eight Top IRA Mistakes to Avoid

Owning an IRA is a great step, but getting the most out of these retirement saving solutions requires building your knowledge of just how to use them. “There’s no question that saving through an IRA is a strategic move, but ...

Roth IRA: Don’t Let the Best 10 Years Pass You By

I had a conversation the other day with an acquaintance who happened to be a disenchanted lawyer; I’m sure you all know one of those. The lure of a big-firm paycheck had finally given way to her need to have a life, and she was in the process of ...

Choose the Right IRA for You

An IRA is a great way to save for the future, but only about 14% of U.S. households are contributing to one, according to a 2011 report by the Investment Company Institute. That’s a shame, because an IRA is a tax-deferred account that can ...

Myths of Military Retirement

A military pension solves two of a retiree’s biggest problems: decades of inflation and affordable healthcare. Even without a military pension it’s possible to save aggressively on active duty, spend a few years at a bridge career, ...