When singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill recorded her Grammy-winning album, she had no idea the money would ultimately put her behind bars, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.» Read More
Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.
If you're a Baby Boomer, the biggest challenge in looking for work may come with reimagining your career. You don't have to completely reinvent yourself, but you may have to adapt to a new environment.
To help mitigate the risk that inflation can introduce to a portfolio, you need to be on the defensive. Even modest inflation can erode your retirement savings. Here's how.
Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.
Financial reform proposals for Social Security are in two major deficit reduction packages, as well as on a number of mental lists of major players.
Technically, it shouldn't be, but some say it makes a lot of sense to include it.
The biggest culprits that lead to a hangover of holiday debt are a lack of planning and spontaneous shopping. Here are some steps to avoid falling into that trap.
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on increasing the marginal income tax rates.
Among the fires that President Obama must fight immediately in his second term, Social Security reform isn’t in the mix. But if the president studies past administrations — and aims to enhance his legacy, as presidents do — Social Security may well rise to the top.
A number of deficit-reduction plans include proposals to reform the federal retirement benefits program. What do you think?
Married men are paid higher salaries than any other type of employee. Part of this can be explained by the gender-wage gap — but it's also likely that there are other factors in play.
For years, Americans found a lot to dislike about annuities, calling them complicated and expensive. Though some experts say not that much has changed about the insurance product, fundamental changes in the average American's financial outlook have given new life to annuities.
With more people worried about outliving their retirement savings, there's growing interest in finding a guaranteed-income stream for retirement. Annuities fit that bill.
Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, has the latest numbers on the economy and its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Also, an update on the storm as it heads for lower Manhattan, from CNBC's Scott Cohn.
Americans are taking on more debt than they are shedding, indicating a more resilient recovery is near.
A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.
With rock-bottom interest rates and post-housing bubble prices, the idea of buying a second home as a rental property may appeal to baby boomers looking to fortify their retirement finances.
The decisions you make with your portfolio during the early years of retirement will set the stage for whether your savings will be sufficient to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
Whether you're a baby boomer or a member of Generation Y just beginning your career, building your nest egg should get a little bit of a boost thanks to new contribution limits for 401(k)s and IRAs
Talk about the best intentions. Who out there doesn't mean to save more for retirement? And who out there hasn't met them? What are your retirement goals?