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  • A Tale of Two Markets: Mega Homes Surge Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
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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.

  • What's a Fair Inheritance Tax? Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:04 AM ET
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    Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.

  • Should Retirees be Taxed? Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
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    Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not.  Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?

  • Does Your 401(k) Plan Have Enough Investment Options? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
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    Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.

  • Should Age for Social Security Benefits be Raised? Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 7:47 AM ET
    Reggie Jackson in the 1977 World Series.

    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.

  • Sharing-for-Cash: A New Way to Finance Retirement Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 1:21 PM ET

    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.

  • Should Social Security Be Privatized? Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Retirement - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

  • Do You Plan to Sell Your House to Fund Retirement? Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
    Retirement - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

  • When Downsizing Makes Dollars and Sense Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 12:57 PM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Review Your Insurance Risk Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.

  • Among Rich Nations, US System Needs Work Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 12:14 PM ET

    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.

  • Are You Ready for Retirement? Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    How much do you know about retirement and savings?

  • 10 Things to Know About Social Security Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:10 PM ET

    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.

  • Baby Boomers: When Will You Retire? Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:02 PM ET
    Retirement - A CNBC Special Report

    With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many Baby Boomers are making a decision: what will be their retirement age?

  • Surviving Retirement Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Saving for retirement is about to get a whole lot more complicated. CNBC's Allison Linn reports on the "new normal" that may mean those planning to retire in 20-25 years may have to get used to a slightly lower standard of living than in the pension heyday.

  • If you thought $1 million was enough for retirement, think again; $1 million holds a different value today than it did years ago.

  • As the Federal Reserve reduces its fiscal stimulus and the economy improves, interest rates will probably be heading higher. Volatility in the bond market could cause problems for retirees who depend on fixed income investments. CNBC's Sharon Epperson has some advice on how to prepare.

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