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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:09:11 EST

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Am I nuts to put 100% of my retirement savings in stocks?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:05:15 EST

You should take Social Security and annuities into account when deciding how to invest your retirement accounts. But that doesn't mean you should put all your investments in stocks.

How this 83-year-old nearly got scammed out of $10,000

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:54:58 EST

John Gutz almost fell victim to fraudsters who targeted him shortly after his wife died.

How do I turn my 401(k) into reliable retirement income?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:27:27 EST

Whether your savings are in a 401(k), IRA or a combination of retirement accounts, you'll need to develop a viable retirement income plan before you retire.

Could you live on $16,000 a year? Here's why you might have to

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:45:59 EST

Read full story for latest details.

Should I invest $200,000 in an annuity?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:17:07 EST

If you want to have guaranteed income as long as you're alive, then an immediate annuity can be a reasonable choice.

3 steps to make your retirement savings last a lifetime

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:44:24 EST

Follow these steps to come up with a withdrawal strategy that has a good chance of generating the income you need without subjecting you undue risk.

401(k), IRA contribution limits won't go up in 2017

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:42:52 EDT

You can contribute as much as $18,000 to your 401(k) in 2017, and as much as $5,500 to your IRA or Roth IRA. These limits are unchanged compared to last year.

How can I grow my retirement savings without too much risk?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:16:39 EDT

You can't avoid risk altogether. But you should consider how you can balance different risks.

When retirement savings goals seem hopelessly unrealistic

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:36:28 EDT

Some of the figures about how much you need for retirement can seem daunting. But it's a mistake to get hung up on any single number or benchmark.

Should I delay taking social security?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:57:51 EDT

If you wait to take Social Security to qualify for a bigger monthly check down the road, you'll have to withdraw from your own savings. But you can reduce the withdrawals when those bigger Social Security payments kick in.

Social Security checks to get a tiny increase in 2017

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:09:22 EDT

Social Security benefits will get the smallest increase on record in 2017 after a year of frozen benefits.

Will my retirement savings support me for 30 years?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:06:10 EDT

A good retirement income plan must achieve a balance between how you invest your money and how much you withdraw.

7 million Californians are getting a state-run retirement plan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:31:26 EDT

Read full story for latest details.

My bank wants to sell me an annuity -- should I buy?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:08:32 EDT

The main question you should ask yourself is: Do you really need an annuity?

New tax on Chicago residents will fund pension shortfall

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:33:55 EDT

Chicago residents and businesses were slapped with a new tax on their water and sewage usage to help close the municipal employees' pension fund shortfall.

How to tell if you're on track to a secure retirement

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:18:53 EDT

It's always smart to check now and then to get a better handle on whether you're on track to meet your retirement goals.

How should I invest a $250,000 windfall today?

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:38:05 EDT

If you want a reasonable shot at seeing your money grow over the long-term, you've got to come up with a strategy that can thrive in a variety of market conditions.

States face a $1 trillion pension shortfall

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:08:53 EDT

Just 15 states are paying enough into their public pension funds to both pay promised benefits to retirees and pay down pension debt.

The problem with putting all your retirement savings in stocks

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:36:52 EDT

Rather than embarking on an extreme investing strategy, create a comprehensive retirement income plan.

Uber tests program to help drivers save for retirement

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:52:25 EDT

On Wednesday, Uber unveiled a pilot program in four locations to partner with investment app Betterment to help Uber drivers save for retirement.