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  • 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.

  • The good news is Americans are living longer. But the worry for many retirees is that they'll outlive their savings.

  • Delaying Retirement: Why 68 Has Become 'the New 65' Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 3:50 PM ET

    "Delaying retirement leaves a worker with fewer years of retirement to finance, more time to save and earn returns, and higher Social Security benefits," says one financial planner.

  • Up-and-Coming Retirement Cities Abroad Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    Contrary to popular belief, not all American citizens are required to move to Boca Raton when they retire. Sure, the climate is heavenly, the ocean water is alluring and the shoreline could hardly be more inviting. However, it’s not cheap, as the presence of  will attest, and the simple fact is that not all retirees have the means to live someplace like this.With this in mind,  a publication devoted to showing that “you can live better, for less, overseas,” just released its  By weighing such fa

    International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. CNBC.com highlights 10 of them.

  • Pension Payouts of the Ten Largest Economies Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    Publicly financed retirement, or pension, benefits vary widely across the world. But as the U.S. and Europe consider fiscal austerity measures to address debt problems, some pension programs could be subject to change. To grasp what most recipients stand to lose, we’ve taken a look at the promised pension payouts of the ten largest economies in the world. (.) Our snapshot is based on a  and Development, OECD, calculates pension wealth for 54 countries, adjusting for differences in retirement age

    Publicly financed retirement, or pension benefits, vary widely across the world. See how your pension plan stacks up against the world’s largest economies.

  • What It Takes to Become a Millionaire Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 3:02 AM ET

    A new AP-CNBC poll finds 61 percent of U.S. respondents think it is "extremely" or "very difficult" to become a millionaire in this country today.

  • The Best Places To Retire Outside the US Thursday, 3 Feb 2011 | 3:31 PM ET
    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s thanks to two main factors: the Internet and the economy. The Internet has provided some much-needed connectivity and the economy has priced many retirees out of warm-weather cities in the U.S. “You can live better for less in a tropical paradise,” said Dan Prescher, the special projects editor for International Living magazine. “All you have to do is think outside the border.” found 10 of the best places to reti

    Retiring in another country used to be a foreign concept to most Americans but it’s becoming more common. AARP found 10 of the best places to retire outside the U.S. Check out the list!

  • Best States For Boomers To Retire Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 4:33 PM ET
    As the Baby Boomer generation begins to hit retirement age, millions will be searching for places to retire. So what's the best location to settle down? The answer to that question is just as diverse as the needs, desires and expectations of Boomers themselves.Although certain destinations may be particularly attractive - for reasons ranging from the weather and availability of health care to tax advantages and property values - there's a wide variety of cities and towns consistently considered

    As the Baby Boomer generation begins to hit retirement age, millions will be searching for places to retire. So what's the best location to settle down?

  • America’s Top Golf Communities Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 2:26 PM ET
    Each year, Travel + Leisure Golf puts together its list of the . These are among the most exclusive and visually stunning communities in the country and have been chosen on a range of criteria: Golf amenity, residential architecture and style, location, management services and programming options, non-golf amenities and environmental stewardship. The rankings also take into account public access to the course — the more exclusive the property, the better it is for the ranking. With starting home

    If you’re a golf enthusiast, or simply enjoy taking in the picturesque views over a majestic 18th green, click ahead to see the Top 15 Golf Communities of 2009!

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  • Home costs are the biggest expense for people 50 and older, accounting for 40% to 45% of their household budgets, according to a report.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on the drop in 401(k) balances among households nearing retirement. Danielle Hughes, Divine Capital, provides insight.

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