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How to Tell if You Have a Good 401(k) Match

The fastest way to increase your retirement savings is to get 401(k) contributions from an employer. Company 401(k) contributions will grow your account balance far faster than you could on your own. But 401(k) contributions vary considerably by employer, and the match can be difficult to get for...
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What Couples Really Want in Retirement

Ah, retirement. That second honeymoon you’ll spend lounging around with your main squeeze. Which is who, exactly? While about 60 percent of men want to hang with their wives during retirement, only 43 percent of wives agree, according to a survey from Fidelity and the Stanford Center on...
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6 Ways to Land Your Dream Job in Retirement

One retiree profiled here is fulfilling a longtime goal. Several others are taking a hobby to a new level. Still others are starting a business or enjoying an engaging, part-time job. Whatever the gig, these people have found pastimes that not only deliver a paycheck (or the promise...
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5 Tips for Using Dividend Stocks to Pay for Retirement

With many savings accounts paying less than 1 percent interest, some retirement savers are turning to dividend stocks to provide a more reasonable return. Dividend stocks provide a stream of income as well as the potential for capital gains, but they also carry more risk than a savings...
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