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
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many Baby Boomers are making a decision: what will be their retirement age?
Retirement — especially in the global economy of the 21st century in which jobs are scarce and life-prolonging medical procedures plentiful — may be the financial challenge of our lives. Our special report examines the different challenges of three American generations (Boomer, X, and Y).
Baby boomers, with their inheritances, homes, and old-fashioned pensions, may appear to be on track for a solid retirement — but some experts say the forecast for the generation born from 1946 through 1964 isn’t necessarily so rosy.
Gen X is the first generation to deal with the changing models of American retirement—and its members are flustered. The generation once called “slackers” has been true to form with retirement planning.
Is your IRA running at full throttle? Many people don’t realize that IRAs are not set-it-and-forget-it retirement vehicles. They need regular tune-ups to make certain they are producing enough to fund your retirement goals.
If the MasterCard and Visa security breach is real as many as 10 million cardholders may get phone calls about suspicious activity on their accounts.
The Mega Millions Jackpot now stands at $640M and Richard Lustig, a 7-time lottery winner, discusses what to do if you win.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports Apple's plan to "green" its image by building a powerful data center that could potentially draw 10-15 percent of its power from solar energy.
Not all states are created equal. Read ahead to see which states have the best credit scores in the country.
You haven't done your taxes yet, have you? Yep, I figured. Me neither! Is your city on the top 10 most tax-procrastinatinest cities? Click ahead to find out!
April is the month with the deadlines for IRA contributions and mandatory IRA withdrawals and the deadline for your 2011 IRA contribution is April 17, 2012.
The good news is Americans are living longer. But the worry for many retirees is that they'll outlive their savings.
For most of us, retirement will be the shortest, most challenging period of our lives and yet few are fully prepared for this life stage.
2012 is the best time to invest in fine wine since 2009, according to wine broker Vin-X’s Jeremy Peacock.
Last year was a difficult year for the hedge fund industry, with returns down 6.4 percent, but the drop hasn’t stopped experienced professionals from moving away from big investment banks to set up their own firms.
President Obama rightfully assumes credit for the auto industry bailout, a political victory that saved 1.5 million jobs and likely prevented another depression. Unfortunately, over 20,000 non-union salaried Delphi workers were left behind, their pensions sacrificed at the altar of forgiveness.
In Stanley Gibbons’ world famous London stamp shop, collectors marvel at the rare “plate 77 penny red” stamp while turmoil rages far away in the financial markets. The rare stamp, seen as the holy grail of stamps from Great Britain, costs nearly $900,000 – a sizeable investment and one that an increasing number of investors are considering as an alternatives to today’s unstable markets.
With Chase and Discover recently introducing and experimenting with free balance transfer credit cards, they have breathed new life into a genre that industry experts previously believed to be extinct. However, the moves have left many scratching their heads.
With interest rates on savings accounts at record lows and uncertain returns in the stock market, investing in technology start-ups has become increasingly appealing.
Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.