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Saving 15% of income for retirement is a common rule of a thumb. The actual number depends on the amount of replacement income needed, when the worker starts saving for retirement and when he or she plans to retire, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The...

Many investors today who had planned to retire early at 62 when they became eligible for Social Security benefits—albeit at a reduced rate compared with retiring at full retirement age—are discovering that those benefits, combined with their retirement savings, cannot support...

Volatile and uncertain market conditions are particularly troublesome for those who have recently retired or are near retirement. The decisions made during this critical period can significantly determine whether savings will last throughout one’s lifetime. Christine Fahlund,...

It’s complicated, it requires detailed work—but it’s all right here in a how-to-do-it format. So, get out your calculators (one that can solve for exponentials) … More than any single factor, money will determine when people will retire and the type of lifestyle...

Advertised as a one-stop shopping, automatic-pilot retirement vehicle, life cycle or target date mutual funds have become increasingly popular. These funds are aimed at individuals seeking an all-in-one retirement fund to invest his or her retirement nest egg, with a target date...

Computerized Investing’s new March content is now available! This month includes: Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin: What are They? An introduction to cryptocurrencies and how they work. Eight ways Online Retirement Planning is Superior to That Printed Reported Stashed Somewhere...

The AAII Journal articles on retirement allocation by Jerome Clark and Josh Cohen present different strategies for the amount of stocks and bonds an investor should hold at retirement. Specifically, they disagree on whether investors should immediately increase their fixed-income...

A “conservative” approach doesn’t necessarily need to translate into more conservative investments in your portfolio during your retirement years. Look in almost any financial publication or informational brochure aimed at individual investors and you will find broad asset...

What’s more important, your retirement or your child’s college education? Financial planners generally suggest that the former should receive priority, but many parents also want to plan for their children’s higher education. While financial priorities are a...

The Alliance for Investor Education is sponsoring a free Investor Boot Camp on Tuesday, December 5, at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. Attendees of Funding Your Future: The 2017 Investor Boot Camp will hear from experts on a range of investing topics, explore free resources,...