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  • New 401(k) Rules & Your Retirement     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 6:20 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports how potential changes in 401(k) rules could impact your nest egg and how to maximize your retirement returns.

  • Retirement Bliss May Turn to Blues Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    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.

  • 5 Questions Every IRA Owner Should Ask Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:11 AM ET

    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.

  • Tax Deductions: There's Still Time for Small Business Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 12:29 PM ET
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    Tax deductions for retirement savings are still available through April 17. File an extension to get more time to qualify for tax deductions.

  • Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research president, discusses the risk of inflation and long-term investment trades in China, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Baby boomers could stand to inherit more than $8 trillion in a transfer of wealth from their parents and, according to one estimate, more than a quarter of that money has already been doled out.

  • Martin Mucci, Paychex president & CEO, discusses his company's prospects and what would happen if the Supreme Court actually overturned Obamacare. Sales are up for the first time in two years, he says.

  • Don’t Be an April Fool – Remember Your IRA Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 12:36 PM ET

    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.

  • A New Option for the Retirement Crowd Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 2:18 PM ET

    The government wants to make it easier for workers to convert part of their 401(k) savings into an annuity that would pay guaranteed income checks for life — no matter the ups and downs in the markets.

  • Planning for Retirement? Slow Down! Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
    Window with man looking at the Illuminated Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China. Window with man looking at the Illuminated Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China.

    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.

  • Delaying Retirement: Why 68 Has Become 'the New 65' Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    "Delaying retirement leaves a worker with fewer years of retirement to finance, more time to save and earn returns, and higher Social Security benefits," says one financial planner.

  • Calculating Realistic Returns for Your Retirement Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    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.

  • What New 401k Rules Mean for You     Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 1:55 PM ET

    New 401K options and greater transparency over fees are designed to give workers and retirees more control over their retirement savings, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • A Challenge for Every Generation Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    Whether you are twenty-something and in your first job or sixty-plus and and retired, there are steps you should be taking.

  • Balancing Your 401(k)     Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Gary Kaminsky shares tips for re-balancing your 401K.

  • Retired? Here's How to Cut Your Tax Bill Saturday, 10 Dec 2011 | 8:59 AM ET

    With 401(k)s, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and Social Security benefits, seniors have plenty to figure out when it comes to paying Uncle Sam.

  • Many Workers in Public Sector Retiring Sooner Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 9:48 AM ET

    The change partly reflects demographics but also government cost-cutting that has resulted in less generous pay and benefits, the New York Times reports.

  • Americans are unprepared for retirement, so much so that it's reached crisis levels, according to a new survey of small business owners.

  • Help for Retirement Shortfalls Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 3:36 PM ET

    Ameriprise Financial examined where consumers are most confident about retirement. Many expressed a nagging sense that they hadn’t saved enough money to keep them afloat. They’re right to worry, but they still have time for corrections.