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TIAA-CREF provides online guidance and tips to ensure financial empowerment.

What’s better investing or saving? How can you become a financially savvy retiree? How can you generate retirement income from an IRA? TIAA-CREF provides those answers and more in its online financial empowerment series.

Saving at Any Stage: Living in Retirement
If you’re retired, you should keep monitoring your savings. Many of us will live 20 years or more in retirement, with women living even longer than men.

Saving at Any Stage: Continuing to Save and Invest
If you’ve built up assets and are investing consistently, you should continue to save and consider additional insurance to protect your assets.

Saving at Any Stage: Nearing Retirement
If you’re nearing retirement, your main goals are to keep contributing to your retirement account, and decide how and when you will step away from work.

Invest Like a Woman
Manisha Thakor shares why women invest differently than men.

Using an IRA to Manage Retirement Savings From Multiple Jobs
Moving money into an IRA can be an easy way to manage retirement savings from your past and future jobs, in one place.

Can you retire early?
If you have enough guaranteed income and investment assets to last for the rest of your life, you may have the ability to retire early.

Eight Smart Year-End Tax Moves
While the April 15 income tax filing deadline is dubbed “Tax Day,” there is another very important deadline taxpayers need to keep in mind.

Generate Retirement Income From Your IRA
Nearing retirement is a time to shift your focus from accumulating assets to turning those assets into a source of income.

Retiring Soon? Consider Consolidating Your Retirement Accounts Into One IRA
Simplification and lower fees make consolidation an attractive option.

Get the Advice You Need for Your Retirement
Retirement planning requires research, solid investment products and the ability to manage varying levels of risk.

Refresh Your Memory on Investing Basics
A quick refresher of things to consider — including diversification and asset allocation.

Investing vs. Saving
Some people think of investing and saving as the same thing, but what's the difference?

The Financially Savvy Retiree
Today, people have far more options and tools available to them to help them plan their retirement.

Reasons to Consider an IRA

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) offers a great way to build additional savings for retirement.

Women Face Special Challenges in Saving for Retirement

In many ways, women in America today face more significant challenges in saving for their retirement than do men.

Start Saving and Investing Now
If you haven't started saving and investing for your future, there's no better time than now.

Myths of Retirement
Some common myths about retirement can undermine your financial well-being.

Asset Classes
An asset class is a group of securities that have similar financial characteristics.

Investing Basics
How you organize your finances now will play a large role in your future.

The Role of Annuity Income in Retirement
Your retirement income should support cost-of-living increases, healthcare and withstand market fluctuations.

Women and Fraud: Protecting Yourself
With fraud on the rise, it’s important to know the different methods and how to protect yourself.

Compare Traditional vs. Roth IRAs
The Traditional and Roth IRA contribution limits are $5,500 ($6,500 if 50 or older) for tax year 2014.

Why Convert to a Roth IRA?
For many investors, converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA makes sense because of the many advantages Roth IRAs offer.

Investing in an IRA: What You Need to Know
Most people dream of having financial freedom in retirement.

Annuity Basics
While your retirement goals may be complex, an annuity can help make meeting those goals simple.

Dismantling The Myths of Annuities - Part 1
Annuities have a bad reputation among some people — but not necessarily a well-deserved one.

Dismantling The Myths of Annuities - Part 2
More basics about fixed and variable annuities.

Roselee Papandrea Taylor,
1/24/2014 4:30 PM