Prepare for financial milestones and events
Saving for retirement
No 401(k)? Don't let that keep you from saving and investing for retirement. There are ways to create your own retirement plan.
Looking for a tax-smart way to save for your future? Find out what an individual retirement account (IRA) is, what the basic benefits are, and how the three main types differ.
What's the maximum IRA contribution? Are IRA contributions tax deductible? What if you contribute too much? Get answers to these questions and others before you open an account.
It's hard to focus on finances after losing a spouse. But there are resources to turn to for help and support.
Will Medicare cover you when traveling? It depends not only on where you go but also your type of Medicare policy.
Different ETF structures have different tax implications. Be informed and avoid unpleasant surprises come tax time.
College and education
Schwab strategists share three ways to help improve the financial standing of your recent grad.
Kid not going to college? Don't despair. Those 529 assets can be used for a variety of education costs.
How new contribution and exemption limits can help further reduce your taxes.
If you're a single retiree, you face special considerations for everything from saving enough to planning for incapacity. These five questions will help you get ahead of any potential challenges.