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  • UK pensioners free to spend savings as they like Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Britain published new rules for private pensions on Monday which give retirees greater freedom to spend their savings as they like.

  • Bull market sends 401(k)s soaring to new highs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Since 2010, average employee contributions have increased $470, and average employer contributions have gone up $400, USA Today reports.

  • Why are so many elderly Chinese dumpster diving? Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    Elderly man collecting garbage for recycling in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

    Many trash pickers in China are elderly people, unable to support themselves on meager government pensions. Global Post reports.

  • Three ways not to run out of cash for retirement Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Here are three ways to make sure you have enough cash for retirement and avoid having to work during those years. USA Today reports.

  • Ex-CalPERS chief pleads guilty to bribery Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in California.

  • Senior care at Home Instead     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Paul Hogan, Home Instead Senior Care co-founder and chairman, discusses the growing trend of caring for aging Americans at home instead of moving to a retirement community. Our costs range from $15 to $26 per hour depending on where you live, says Hogan.

  • These stocks could pop as 'boomers' age     Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at companies poised to profit from the aging baby boomer generation.

  • Social Security: 'Politics' third rail     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on raising the eligibility age for receiving full social security benefits. I'd probably raise it to 68 or 69-years old over the course of 30 thirty years, says Kerrey.

  • Kerrey: Entitlement problem out of control     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, (D-Neb.), shares his thoughts on the runaway costs of government programs, including health care.

  • Baby boomer revolution     Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Ken Dychtwald, Age Wave president, founder & CEO, discusses the ripple effects of ten thousand baby boomers reaching retirement age every day and those areas posed to profit from it.

  • Student loan forgiveness may be coming Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    The "Pay As You Earn" plan caps payments at 10 percent of their income, and the balance will be forgiven after 20 years of on-time payments.

  • Pension agency: 1.5 million plans underfunded Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 5:35 PM ET

    A federal agency said that, despite an improving economy, retirement plans covering roughly 1.5 million U.S. workers are severely underfunded.

  • Think college is expensive now? Wait until July 1 Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 7:08 AM ET

    Though federal student loan rates are fixed for the life of the loan, these rates reset for new borrowers every July.

  • State pension funds have bottomed out: S&P Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    The decline in state pension funded levels has likely bottomed out, Standard & Poor's said, as it warned the recovery will be slow and uneven.

  • Married? You may need a lot more for retirement Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    Attention Asian couples: You may need to add up to 11 years to your retirement plan in order to live your golden years in comfort, Manulife warns.

  • Confessions of a financial advisor Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Here’s what your financial advisor won’t tell you — and the questions you should be asking, says portfolio manager James Sanford.

  • Detroit rolls out a new model: A hybrid pension plan Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    People seeking employment wait in line to enter a job fair at the Matrix Center April 23, 2014 in Detroit.

    If it succeeds, the city’s cost-cutting hybrid pension plan could be a model for solving government budget crises across the country.

  • Manulife: Asia needs more retirement savings     Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    Michael Dommermuth, President, International Asset Management, Manulife Asset Management, explains why married couples in Asia are underestimating the costs of retirement.

  • Are daughters better for your bank account? Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    Parents may or may not choose favorites, but bank accounts may well do better by daughters, according to a new survey.

  • What women really want...from retirement Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Funny thing about boomer women nearing retirement age: Many aren't that interested in dialing back. Here's what it means for the workforce.

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