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Twice a year, most employees get an extra, "bonus" paycheck! Learn how you can use your third monthly paycheck to reduce your debt, transition your checking to a higher-yield account or boost your savings. Plus, get the schedule for all the three-paycheck months for the next two years so you can plan ahead.
In Part Five of our five-part series on saving for retirement at different ages, we examine retirement planning strategies for those in their 60s. Learn about the benefits of working through at least part of your 60s and how you can get accurate estimates of your future Social Security benefits and some of the factors involved in deciding when to file for Social Security.
In Part Four of our five-part series, we discuss retirement savings strategies for those in their 50s. Learn about tax-advantaged catch-up contributions, consolidation of "orphaned" 401(k) accounts from previous employers, and how your empty nest can help you to save more for your retirement.
In your 30s and feeling like you're lagging behind in your retirement savings? Learn about the advantages of starting your retirement savings efforts now, why company matches are so valuable, and why increasing your retirement contributions might not cause as much pocketbook pain as you think it will.
Part 1 in a five-part series on saving for retirement at any age. Learn how compounding interest and more years of growth can benefit those who start their retirement savings in their 20s.
If you are 49 or older, learn about your eligibility to make catch-up contributions to your workplace 401(k).
One of the most common pieces of advice from personal finance experts is that everyone should have an emergency fund. But why is an emergency fund so important and how much money do you need to have in it?