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  • CNBC Model ETFs for 70-Year-Olds Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 70 years old and most likely already in retirement.

  • CNBC Model ETFs for 50-Year-Olds Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 50 years old, with less than 20 years to retirement.

  • CNBC Model ETFs for 30-Year-Olds Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 30 years old, with more than 30 years to retirement.

  • ETFs for Your Retirement Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Track CNBC's Model ETF Retirement portfolios for 30-years, 50-year-old, and 70-year-olds.

  • Retire Before 40? Here's How You Can Do It Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Thirty-year-old Jason Fieber says he has saved $100,000 in three years even though his annual net income is $50,000. His goal: retire by age 40. USA Today reports.

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • How to Retire in These Five Expensive Cities Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.

  • Cities That Are Most Prepared for Retirement Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    What areas have residents who are the best prepared for retirement? The Ameriprise Financial planning company put together the New Retirement Mindscape City Pulse index. Here they are, ranked by the confidence level of residents.

  • Spreading Your Retirement Wealth Tax Free Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Is It Safe to Chase Yield in Retirement? Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    Retirees are ditching government bonds and demanding riskier assets.

  • 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.

  • Will 'Fiscal Cliff" Resolution Engulf Social Security? Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:35 PM ET

    Financial reform proposals for Social Security are in two major deficit reduction packages, as well as on a number of mental lists of major players.

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Working After Retirement Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.

  • Social Security Overhaul: An Obama Legacy? Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 12:46 PM ET

    Among the fires that President Obama must fight immediately in his second term, Social Security reform isn’t in the mix. But if the president studies past administrations — and aims to enhance his legacy, as presidents do — Social Security may well rise to the top.

  • For years, Americans found a lot to dislike about annuities, calling them complicated and expensive. Though some experts say not that much has changed about the insurance product, fundamental changes in the average American's financial outlook have given new life to annuities.

  • Trendy Scammers Go After Crowdfunding, Self-Directed IRAs Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.

  • 7 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 7:19 AM ET

    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.

  • Retirement Strategies When Medicare Isn't Enough Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:38 AM ET

    With medical costs rising, more retirees are choosing supplemental insurance to augment what Medicare doesn't cover. Here's how to shop for additional insurance, sometimes called Medigap.

  • CNBC Poll: Are You Considering Medigap Insurance? Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:32 AM ET
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    Rising costs — and the fear of being left bankrupt by medical bills — are why more retirees are selecting supplemental insurance for what Medicare doesn’t cover. Is Medigap right for you?

  • What Is the Future of Long-Term Care Insurance? Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    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?

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  • Retiring rich might be as easy as changing your zip code. Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson explains the pros and cons of staying put versus moving on. Plus, the 5 best cities for retirees!

  • Only 15% of pre-retirees have tried to figure out how much money they'll need for health care in retirement, USA Today reports.

  • An estimated two million American seniors are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.