Most of us in our 50's are racing towards retirement--we aren't there yet but what used to be a far off goal or dream is now within view. This article tells us how much we should be saving. Once we've saved it, we need to invest it, and Vanguard is a favorite fund family for many. The author recommends three Vanguard funds for retirees. This author tells us the best way to invest for retirement. Before we retire, here are some things to consider.
Once upon a time, retirement meant a pension--income that your former employer guaranteed would be there until you died. Today's 401(k)s don't make any guarantee but there are ways to make those funds a guaranteed source of income. Everyone likes to think the rules don't apply to them. This article is about rules the author doesn't think apply to anyone anymore.
One investment style that is in vogue now is looking for dividend-paying stocks. With interest rates at the low levels we now see, stock dividends can be a reliable source of income, without losing the possiblility of price appreciation. Here are some suggestions for finding the best dividend paying stocks.
Did you read anything about investing or preparing for retirement that caught your eye this week? Share it with us in a comment? Any comments on these articles?