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  • Gen X needs to be more prepared for retirement Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

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

  • Nearing 60? 5 easy ways to boost your nest egg Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

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

  • More retirees are keeping one foot in workforce Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    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: Why 68 Has Become 'the New 65' Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    "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.

  • Student Loan Crisis Busts Savings Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    Jerry Lewis

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

  • Retiree Money Scams Flourish, Change With the Times Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Retirement Planning for Generation Y Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    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.

  • Retirement Planning for Generation X Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    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.

  • Retirement Bliss May Turn to Blues Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 2:56 PM ET

    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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