Gen X faces the daunting task of retirement planning that will include no pension, a potential Social Security haircut and stagnant wages.» Read More
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.
Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.
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.
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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.
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many Baby Boomers are making a decision: what will be their retirement age?
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
Publicly financed retirement, or pension benefits, vary widely across the world. See how your pension plan stacks up against the world’s largest economies.
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.
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!
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?
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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.
Retiring rich might be as easy as changing your zip code. Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson explains the pros and cons of staying put versus moving on. Plus, the 5 best cities for retirees!