In 49 of 50 states, workers aren't saving enough to maintain their pre-retirement lifestyle. Can you avoid harsh cuts?
By borrowing from your 401(k) retirement plan, you are missing out on opportunities for your money to grow substantially over the long haul.
Baby boomers are not as prepared for retirement as they should be, but Gen X and millennials face the biggest future financial threats.
Don't rely on the $1 million benchmark for retirement savings. You might need more—or maybe less.
Diversifying assets by taxability is important in building a financial planning strategy to last through working years and into retirement.
Start preparing for your retirement at least six months before you tell anyone at your office you are leaving.
Tasks to complete with your employer before your last day or work.
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.
Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.
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.
Focusing on milestones along the way, rather than simply on the final mark, may be an easier way to wind up with the money your need.
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
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.
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.
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.
Torn between 529 college plans and 401(k) retirement accounts, parents can save for both with some creative thinking.
Americans say medical costs in retirement are their biggest financial concern, yet most have not factored this into their plans.
Whether or not you plan to work past age 65, get retirement-ready today, in case life events force an early workforce exit.
Money tips for millennials. Tips for making the best financial decisions during the early years of life.
CNBC 'Explains' the complicated economics of our world—from stocks and balance sheets, to trade and public policy.
Featuring CNBC's Financial Advisor Council, this video series will aim to educate investors with straightforward financial advice.