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The stock market meltdown that accompanied the financial crisis of 2008-2009 took a big bite out of Americans' retirement savings, forcing some to delay their retirement dreams.
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.
A new study finds that a top concern for both wealth parents and their kids was the impact of wealth on their relationships.
With residential real estate prices still historically low in traditionally alluring retirement spots, baby boomers have been shifting their investment capital from the stock market to a second home.
From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.
After two consecutive months of positive improvement, optimism of America’s wealthiest has dipped due to continued concerns about the economy and the job market.
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.
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.
Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not. Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?
Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.
Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.
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.
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.