CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses factors that can challenge an early retirement and how to calculate when the time is right for you.» Read More
New age increases have been proposed in the federal government's continuing effort to keep the retirement system on sound economic footing.
Military families worry about plenty of things, but their retirement plan usually isn't one of them – until now.
Despite all the debate about the Buffett rule, the U.S. ranked 23rd in terms of the top marginal tax rate in 2011. Find out which 10 countries have the world's highest income tax rates.
That little bundle of joy is going to require a wad of cash. The cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 has surged 25 percent over the last 10 years.
Chances are your standard of living will drop after you split, and your might never recover — unless you get remarried.
Marriage and divorce. When it comes to the convergence of emotion and money, those two events not only define our quality of life but also our standard of living. For this and other reasons, we decided to focus our 2012 edition of "Life Changes" on marriage and divorce — and money.
Not only are people getting better at picking the right partner, couples are also becoming increasingly comfortable with the ebb and flow of incomes in their relationships.
If you think providing for your children after divorce is basically about diapers, dentistry and diplomas, you're in for a life of surprises. Consider everything and work them out to avoid explosive issues down the road.
If you paid more taxes than you feel you should have, maybe you should think about living in a state with a lower tax burden. See which states qualify as American tax havens.
If you like doing business online, have a knack for sites like Facebook, and want to meet new people, sharing-for-money may be an intriguing part of your retirement plan.
Though Social Security benefits have long been a successful federal safety net for millions of Americans, some lawmakers and policy analysts believe the only way to save it from inevitable bankruptcy is to privatize the system.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data, including information on the ISM and construction spending.
U.S. personal income rose 0.4% and personal spending increased 0.3%, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.
While saving for retirement is a traditional approach, other methods are often needed to fund nest eggs. For many, there's nothing better than the family home — especially if the mortgage is paid off.
Uncertainty about making the right retirement moves is rife among the vast baby boomer generation. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one thing that isn’t being downsized is concern about where and when to retire.
The financial hurdles of student loans, a weak housing market, and high unemployment are shaping this generation’s savings rate, with no end-date guarantee.
Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.
March housing starts are down 5.8 percent, the lowest number since October. Oliver Chang, Morgan Stanley head of U.S. strategy and research, weighs in on what needs to be done to boost housing.
High earners worried that this year’s Tax Day will be the last before their rates rise have more than the White House and Washington to blame. They can also look to two academically revered French economists whose work is the subtext for the battle over tax fairness.
Though they admit comparisons are tricky, economists generally view public retirement benefits in the United States as less generous than those in many other wealthy nations.