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  • Reggie Jackson in the 1977 World Series.

    Assisting aging parents can be overwhelming and scary. Experts offer suggestions on navigating affordable options beyond nursing homes and assisted living centers. What have you done?

  • CNBC Poll: Changed Your Investment Strategy? Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 7:24 AM ET

    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.

  • Rich Kids Worry Money Will Strain Family Ties Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Child with money

    A new study finds that a top concern for both wealth parents and their kids was the impact of wealth on their relationships.

  • Retirement - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

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

    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
    Reggie Jackson in the 1977 World Series.

    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?

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