Staying aware of the changes in this important government program will help you be better prepared, in both your present and future financial planning efforts.
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).
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.
Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.
Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.
For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.
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.
From collecting Social Security too soon or having too much of your nest egg in bonds, these mistakes can take a bite out of your standard of living.
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?
For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."
Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.
Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.
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.
CNBC's ETF Model Retirement Portfolios update: Bernanke's toll; gold, bonds suffer; out with China, in with Japan.
Volatility has spiked 35 percent over the past month. CNBC's Bob Pisani has advice for your retirement portfolio.
CNBC'S Bob Pisani shows investors how to find returns on their retirement investments with exchanged-traded fund DBC.