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10 Things Pension Plans Won't Tell You

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Yes, they still exist. And some of them toy with taxpayer money.

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401(k) break at risk as policymakers mull retirement shift

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U.S. retirement programs could look different if a grand deficit-cutting bargain is struck in upcoming negotiations.

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Few Baby Boomers Financially Prepared For Retirement

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They may long to give up their daily commutes and have wide-open schedules, but far too many baby boomers are largely unprepared to leave their jobs, according to a new report by the Insured Retirement Institute.

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Why 401(k) plans will fall short for most Americans

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It’s time to end the fraudulent notion that 401(k)-type plans are adequate retirement vehicles for most Americans.

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Retirement Plans Don’t Have to Give You a Cash Option

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The recent wild swings of the stock market had a lot of investors seeking the safety of cash, at least temporarily. One Bucks reader wrote to lament that the retirement plan offered by his former employer, a large not-for-profit institution, lacked what he deemed suitable options for putting investments in cash.

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For Many Seniors, There May Be No Retirement

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When Angela Gregor's mother became ill and needed long-term care in the 1990s, Ms. Gregor tapped her individual retirement account for funds and stopped making contributions. Then came the tumultuous stock-market ups and downs of the past decade, dealing the IRA another blow.

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401(k) Nation: Road To Retirement Gets Rockier

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Broker and financial adviser Jim Lacamp has been in the business long enough to remember when Americans had little stake and even less interest in the stock market.

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For older workers, 'scary' economy delays retirement

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Since the downturn began three years ago, the path to retirement for older workers has become an ever-lengthening obstacle course, and last week's market turmoil may have made it even longer.

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When Will You Retire?

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Is this any way to plan for retirement? After a week of huge swings, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, a broad gauge of the market, was modestly higher on Friday but still down for the week.

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