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  • Gen X faces the daunting task of retirement planning that will include no pension, a potential Social Security haircut and stagnant wages.

  • Mature women personal finance retirement

    The Golden Years outlook is grim: One third of consumers aren't saving for retirement, and of the rest, most aren't saving enough.

  • Motivated by mental stimulation or money, more Americans over age 65 are keeping one foot in the workforce after they leave their full-time careers.

  • "Delaying retirement leaves a worker with fewer years of retirement to finance, more time to save and earn returns, and higher Social Security benefits," says one financial planner.

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    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

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    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.

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    The financial hurdles of student loans, a weak housing market, and high unemployment are shaping this generation’s savings rate, with no end-date guarantee.

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    Gen X is the first generation to deal with the changing models of American retirement—and its members are flustered. The generation once called “slackers” has been true to form with retirement planning.

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    Baby boomers, with their inheritances, homes, and old-fashioned pensions, may appear to be on track for a solid retirement — but some experts say the forecast for the generation born from 1946 through 1964 isn’t necessarily so rosy.

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