Planning stages

  • Ready to Retire? What to Do Before You Tell Your Boss Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 1:54 PM ET

    Start preparing for your retirement at least six months before you tell anyone at your office you are leaving.

  • Do You Wish You'd Prepared Better for Retirement? Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 11:29 AM ET

    Tasks to complete with your employer before your last day or work.

  • Six Tips for Boomers Looking for Work Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    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.

  • CNBC Poll: Will You Change Careers as You Age? Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 3:47 PM ET

    Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.

  • Will 'Fiscal Cliff" Resolution Engulf Social Security? Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    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.

  • Think Magic Numbers (Plural!) for Retirement Savings  Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:28 AM ET

    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.

  • New IRS Rules Help Retirement Savers Catch Up Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:28 AM ET

    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.

  • A Smart Start to Retirement Investing Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Social Security Overhaul: An Obama Legacy? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    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.

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