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From $16 million log mansions in Aspen to $90 million Manhattan penthouses, high-end real estate is defying the broader real-estate slump.
Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.
Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not. Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?
Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.
New age increases have been proposed in the federal government's continuing effort to keep the retirement system on sound economic footing.
Military families worry about plenty of things, but their retirement plan usually isn't one of them – until now.
If you like doing business online, have a knack for sites like Facebook, and want to meet new people, sharing-for-money may be an intriguing part of your retirement plan.
Though Social Security benefits have long been a successful federal safety net for millions of Americans, some lawmakers and policy analysts believe the only way to save it from inevitable bankruptcy is to privatize the system.
While saving for retirement is a traditional approach, other methods are often needed to fund nest eggs. For many, there's nothing better than the family home — especially if the mortgage is paid off.
Uncertainty about making the right retirement moves is rife among the vast baby boomer generation. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day for the next 18 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one thing that isn’t being downsized is concern about where and when to retire.
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.
Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.
Though they admit comparisons are tricky, economists generally view public retirement benefits in the United States as less generous than those in many other wealthy nations.
How much do you know about retirement and savings?
Staying aware of the changes in this important government program will help you be better prepared, in both your present and future financial planning efforts.
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many Baby Boomers are making a decision: what will be their retirement age?
Retirement — especially in the global economy of the 21st century in which jobs are scarce and life-prolonging medical procedures plentiful — may be the financial challenge of our lives. Our special report examines the different challenges of three American generations (Boomer, X, and Y).
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.
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.
Baby boomers could stand to inherit more than $8 trillion in a transfer of wealth from their parents and, according to one estimate, more than a quarter of that money has already been doled out.
Most public pensions could fail in 30 years, according to controversial new research by hedge fund Bridgewater.
The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.
Financial advisor Jerry Lynch took a deeper look at President Obama's tax return. Here are five of the biggest tax issues for the first family.