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Do Pension Plans Still Exist?


It's no myth! Pensions do actually exist, but the kind of pension plan that your parents or grandparents had is much harder to find these days. Find out how different types of pensions work. 

Nevermind the Pension, Here Come the 401ks and IRAs
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What Is Pension Smoothing?

The latest financial trickery is not coming from Wall Street but from the government. Called pension smoothing, it's less smooth than it sounds.

How the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. or PBGC Guards Your Pension

Worried what will happen to your pension if your company makes a false move? The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) may ease your concerns.

Financial Engines Profile

Profile of Financial Engines, an investment advisory service offered through large employers and retirement plan administrators.

Retirement Ready Checklist

Ready for retirement? Pre-retirees need to prepare, so here's a handy retirement readiness checklist to help you plan for your next adventure.

Asset Allocation and Your Investments

It's all in the mix! The investment mix. Asset allocation is all about finding the right blend of investments to fit your goals and risk tolerance.

Taxable vs. Tax-Deferred Investment Accounts

If you want to invest tax-efficiently, get to know which types of investments to buy in a taxable account and which to buy in a tax-deferred account.

When Should You Collect Social Security?

Should you take Social Security at age 62 or 70, or somewhere in between? There's no one right answer, but there is an answer that's right for you.

How to Maximize Your Social Security Income

A new Social Security Income Planner tool can help people nearing retirement plan how and when to draw down investments and claim Social Security.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Social Security

If you are near retirement age, these five tips can help you develop a strategy for how and when to begin claiming benefits.

Spousal IRA Contribution Limits for 2014

Find out how much you can contribute to a Spousal IRA in 2013.

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