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June 15

Should your 401(k) fund be packed with tech stocks?

Finding the "right" amount depends on your other holdings, your appetite for risk and how close you are to retirement.

June 14

Tips to help you make sure you're really saving enough for retirement

More than a dozen retirement experts weigh in with their advice.

June 9

Your Social Security benefits could increase in 2018

Those who are already receiving benefits could get a boost from a cost-of-living adjustment projected for next year. But will it make up for the negative impact of rising inflation?

June 8

How the future of your retirement savings hinges on the fate of the fiduciary rule

While Washington wrestles with the fate of the fiduciary rule, the financial advice landscape remains supremely dangerous.

June 1

Why the US is addicted to using Social Security numbers

"Don't blindly provide it because you're asked for it," says one expert.

May 24

Beware the 'below-average' fund fee in your retirement account

Overall fees paid by investors are down. But the math can be tricky.

May 18

Rich retirees reluctant to spend cash

On average and adjusting for inflation, retirees are entering their 80s richer than they were in their 60s and 70s.

May 12

Average 401(k) balance hits new record, thanks to automated savings

"Auto-escalation" helped the average balance in a Fidelity account reach $95,500.

May 11

Milestone birthday triggers crucial financial decisions

In the latest dispatch from the retirement front, Mary Beth Franklin mulls health insurance and estate planning choices.

April 28

Trump's first 100 days: What happened to your money

Here's how the new administration has affected your wallet, for good and bad, and what to watch in the days to come.

April 28

Social Security: Later is better

New Fidelity survey shows more Americans plan to wait to claim benefits.

April 27

Why Social Security is becoming a better deal for the wealthy

It's not your imagination: The rich really are taking more from taxpayers.

April 21

Retirees embrace the gig economy

For some, freelance work replaces pensions in traditional retirement three-legged stool.

April 14

Social Security update for same-sex couples

Claiming rules have evolved since 2015 Supreme Court decision.

March 31

Reverse mortgages have an image problem

Older people generally overlook or are unwilling to consider home equity as a retirement asset.

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