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  • 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?

  • CNBC Poll: Would You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance? Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:44 AM ET
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    As Americans live longer, long-term care insurance is gaining in popularity as a way to offset costs associated with retirement. Would you buy the insurance, or rather save money on your own?

  • Niche Retirement Communities for Boomers Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    in Fremont, Calif., is a retirement community catering to Chinese-American retirees. According to its website, “our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do.”The community features architecture based on the principles of  and activities include both Chinese pursuits like  and  as well as American standbys like bingo and bridge. The staff is Chinese- and English-speaking and health-care providers include several from China who are fluent in multiple languages and dialects.

    According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.

  • Shying away from big resort-like senior communities, baby boomers are picking centrally-located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving community centers.

  • What Do You Think of Senior Neighborhoods in Town? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
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    More baby boomers are gravitating to centrally located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving main streets, downtown areas and more.

  • Tips on Caring for Aging Parents Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET

    For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."

  • 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
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    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
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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
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    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.

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  • Financial advisors stress that now is the time for investors to get serious about year-end financial planning checkup.

  • In a world of big box retail and e-commerce, successful business owners are taking new paths to Main Street success.

  • File photo: Participants at a hacking conference in Germany

    A series of high profile cyber attacks has created huge economic opportunity as businesses look to fend off future attacks.

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