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Couples can maximize their lifetime payout by planning ahead.

A late start doesn't mean you can't make headway on retirement savings.

They can supplement retirement income by using home equity. But is a reverse mortgage right for you?

Sometimes paying a mortgage during retirement can be financially viable. 

Many Americans file for benefits at the earliest opportunity, but that may not be wise.

Retirement saving is not on most millennials’ list of top priorities.

Can you help your aging, financially struggling parents without compromising your future financial security? 

There are alternatives that can help buffer your retirement income.

It’s startling how little people really know about what could be their biggest asset in retirement.  

Use found money to pay off debt, bolster savings, or fund retirement.

If you qualify for a Roth IRA, it might make sense to limit 401(k) to employer match.

In some cases renting may mean less cost, fewer chores, and more fun.

Your former home could become an asset, if you fully understand the duties and expenses of landlording.

Learn how to retire early without paying penalties on retirement account distributions before age 59½.

It might be easier to qualify before tapping retirement resources.

Out-of-pocket health care costs in retirement are much higher for senior singles than for senior couples. 

By adding to your IRA earlier than April of the next year, your investment can potentially deliver more growth.

Several factors may mean your 401(k) savings will not generate sufficient income to sustain your retirement.