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  • Street Poll: Is Your Retirement Nest Egg Enough? Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    Fidelity Investments, which handles 401(k) accounts for about 12 million Americans, has released a new formula to answer the most pressing question about saving for retirement: How am I doing?

  • Retiring at 70 May Still Be Too Soon: Study Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Studies that say working an extra five years past retirement age don't take nursing homes stays and the shift away from pensions into account.

  • Who's Profiting From Your 401(k)? Wednesday, 29 Aug 2012 | 12:11 PM ET

    Why investors have suffered below-market returns even as mutual fund management company owners enjoyed market-beating results.

  • 401K Contributions Up, but Average Balance Falls Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    The average balance at the nation's largest 401(k) administrator was $72,800 at the end of June, 2.4 percent less than at the end of March.

  • Grim Prospects Could Scar College Grads Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.

  • Investor Uncertainty: Lower Retirement Expectations Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 10:13 AM ET

    Wary investors are managing retirement the old-fashioned way: They are lowering their expectations. BlackRock says sentiment has "changed dramatically."

  • 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.