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Retirement and You 2011

  • The New Retirement Calculus Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:59 AM ET
    Retirement & You - A CNBC Special Report

    This is not your parents' retirement — or your grandparents' for that matter. Chances are, you'll be working long past age 65, if you can find a job. And you'll probably also be worried about having enough money to finally stop working.

Planning It

  • Ten Tips for a Financially Sound Retirement Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:46 AM ET

    Think of saving for retirement as a second job. If you work hard at achieving some of your goals, you're more likely to outlive your savings.

  • You Can't Delay Retirement If You Don't Have a Job Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:39 AM ET

    It's become fashionable to say that longer life spans mean average Americans work well into into their 60s and possibly their 70s—a time once considered the early retirement years. The problem is, few prospects await most people who need or want to stay in the workforce.

Protecting It

  • Where The Money Is Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:43 AM ET

    Taxes can drag on wealth creation and preservation, so it's important to make sure you have the right assets assigned to your investment and retirement accounts .

  • Part-Time Retirement, Part-Time Work Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:44 AM ET
    Old man thinking

    Because the recent financial crisis has drastically reduced the value of their retirement accounts, as well as the equity in their homes, half of workers plan to remain employed after they retire, mostly in part-time jobs, a recent survey shows.

Affording It

  • Life Without a Mortgage Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    Conventional wisdom says it's best to pay off your mortgage before retirement, but given the low-interest rate environment, and the need to preserve cash in an unstable economy, that strategy is no longer absolute.

  • Midlife Parents Face a Double Whammy Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:41 AM ET

    While new midlife parents may bring a special appreciation and years of wisdom to their postponed families, age-related hurdles can hit bank accounts and snag retirement and estate planning, requiring difficult decisions.

  • Investing in Target Date Mutual Funds Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    These mutual funds, also known as  life cycle ones, take the hard work out of building a diversified portfolio. And judging by their soaring popularity, investors appreciate the convenience.

Interactive Features

  • Retiring Minds Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Retirement & You - A CNBC Special Report

    How much do you know about retirement and savings?

  • POLL: Confident About Social Security? Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    Though many believe Social Security to be vital for the nation's well-being, most young Americans doubt the entitlement will exist when they reach retirement age.

Slideshows

  • Pension Payouts of the Ten Largest Economies Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    Publicly financed retirement, or pension, benefits vary widely across the world. But as the U.S. and Europe consider fiscal austerity measures to address debt problems, some pension programs could be subject to change. To grasp what most recipients stand to lose, we’ve taken a look at the promised pension payouts of the ten largest economies in the world. (.) Our snapshot is based on a  and Development, OECD, calculates pension wealth for 54 countries, adjusting for differences in retirement age

    Publicly financed retirement, or pension benefits, vary widely across the world. See how your pension plan stacks up against the world’s largest economies.

  • The Best Places To Retire Outside the US Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy. The Internet has provided some much-needed connectivity and the economy has priced many retirees out of warm-weather cities in the U.S. “You can live better for less in a tropical paradise,” said Dan Prescher, the special projects editor for International Living magazine. “All you have to do is think outside the border.” found 10 of the best places to reti

    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common. AARP found 10 of the best places to retire outside the U.S. Check out the list!

  • Best States For Boomers To Retire Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 4:33 PM ET
    As the Baby Boomer generation begins to hit retirement age, millions will be searching for places to retire. So what's the best location to settle down? The answer to that question is just as diverse as the needs, desires and expectations of Boomers themselves.Although certain destinations may be particularly attractive - for reasons ranging from the weather and availability of health care to tax advantages and property values - there's a wide variety of cities and towns consistently considered

    As the Baby Boomer generation begins to hit retirement age, millions will be searching for places to retire. So what's the best location to settle down?

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