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Health care

  • How to save on health care when planning retirement Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Few people account for health care costs when planning their savings. These tips will help keep high doctors' bills at bay.

  • What Is the Future of Long-Term Care Insurance? Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    As Americans live longer, debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are  rising, making the need for long-term care vital. Who should buy long-term care insurance and when?

  • Tips on Caring for Aging Parents Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET

    For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."

  • Retirement Strategies When Medicare Isn't Enough Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:38 AM ET

    With medical costs rising, more retirees are choosing supplemental insurance to augment what Medicare doesn't cover. Here's how to shop for additional insurance, sometimes called Medigap.

  • Shying away from big resort-like senior communities, baby boomers are picking centrally-located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving community centers.

  • Surviving Retirement Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    Retirement — especially in the global economy of the 21st century in which jobs are scarce and life-prolonging medical procedures plentiful — may be the financial challenge of our lives. Our special report examines the different challenges of three American generations (Boomer, X, and Y).

  • Among Rich Nations, US System Needs Work Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    Though they admit comparisons are tricky, economists generally view public retirement benefits in the United States as less generous than those in many other wealthy nations.

  • Review Your Insurance Risk Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.

  • From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.

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