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  • Rethinking that 4% retirement rule Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 11:56 AM ET

    A retirement formula devised in the 1990s doesn't seem to hold up in an environment of low-yielding bond, volatile stock markets and inconsistent returns.

  • What's the magic retirement withdrawal number? Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 1:16 PM ET

    Should you take 3% from your retirement each year? 4%? More? It depends on how much your savings will earn, how long you live, and changing inflation, so start calculating now.

  • Dreams delayed: Young people put off parenthood Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Hobbled by student loan debt and a weak job market, many young adults wonder if they'll ever be comfortable enough financially to have kids.

  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: A Financial Game Changer Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:38 PM ET
    Hundreds of people gather outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC on June 26, 2013 in anticipation of the ruling on California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage isn’t just an emotional victory for same-sex spouses. It’s a practical one that will usher in a sea change and prompt lawsuits.

  • Behind on Retirement, Gen X Still Doesn't Get It Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 3:43 PM ET

    A new report portrays Generation X as the most direly affected by the retirement savings crisis, and suggests their spending habits are to blame.

  • How to Know When You Need a Prenup Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:49 PM ET

    Prenuptial agreements are common among the financial elite. Divorce settlements can be astronomical. But in some cases, prenups may make sense for the 99 percent.

  • Forgot to 'Google' Your Financial Advisor? Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Google is your best friend when it comes to catching a financial advisor with dreams of pulling off a Ponzi scheme before they make off with your money.

  • Divorcing a Bully, Protecting Your Finances Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    You don't have to be Rupert Murdoch or his wife, Wendi Deng, to know that divorce can require as much preparation as a military campaign.

  • 3 Ways Boomers' Retirement Looks Better Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 9:38 AM ET

    More upbeat about their prospects, Boomers are reshaping traditional notions of how the golden years should be lived.

  • 7 Things Your Financial Advisor Should Never Say Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 2:44 PM ET

    If the only time you hear your advisor's voice is on their answering machine, or they're unresponsive to email, find someone else who makes time for you.

  • 5 Bond Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 5:54 PM ET

    The recent turmoil in the bond markets and performance dip in higher-risk bond funds is a chance for investors to reevaluate their investment approach with their financial advisor.

  • Financial Literacy Education Not Making the Grade Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 7:47 AM ET

    Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.

  • Sharpest Move by Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Is ... Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Figuring out a relatively smooth and peaceful way to leave wealth to future generations is very tricky business for wealthy families, and often leads to a blood feud.

  • Before Putting a Ring on It, Talk Money Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    Couples can avoid financial headaches and relationship heartaches by having a frank discussion of their individual finances long before approaching the altar.

  • New Baby? Better Start Planning for College Now Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:04 PM ET

    Do you really need to start saving for your child’s college education at birth? Yes, and there are right ways to plan ahead, way ahead.

  • 7 Advisor-Schmoozing Tips Beyond Facebook, Twitter Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:29 AM ET

    From blogging to YouTube, financial advisors are finding that social media innovation is helping them build their brands and win client assets.

  • Would You Take Financial Advice From an Algorithm? Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Web-based portfolio-management tools combine powerful analytics with flat fees. But is that enough to move private investors online?

  • Millennials Make Most of Massive Inheritance Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:46 PM ET

    Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.

  • Fund Managers Court Silicon Valley of the Dollars Friday, 24 May 2013 | 9:10 AM ET
    Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley, including the San Jose (pictured).

    Wealth managers go where the money is, and the technology capital is flooded with the next crop of the newly rich.

  • The $27 Trillion 'Generation D' Prize Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 8:55 PM ET
    Facebook campus, Menlo Park

    From social video to niche social networks, financial advisors are hunting for prospects in the digital world.

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