Return on Retirement


  • Retiring? You need a withdrawal policy statement Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    A withdrawal policy statement can help retirees manage income distributions dispassionately when market fluctuations might spur rash decisions.

  • Do retirees really need to pay for life insurance? Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    While most retirees don't need to have life insurance, others--such as debtors, investors and those with disabled children--may want to keep coverage.

  • Avoid the top 5 estate-planning blunders Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Estate-planning blunders, from not signing health-care directives to leaving living trusts unfunded, are common—even among the fiscally prudent.

  • More retirees are keeping one foot in workforce Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Motivated by mental stimulation or money, more Americans over age 65 are keeping one foot in the workforce after they leave their full-time careers.

  • Women face special retirement-saving challenges Saturday, 29 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Women face a unique set of challenges in meeting financial goals, including longer life expectancy, fewer working years and smaller paychecks.

  • Reverse mortgages: Easy money or dumb move? Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Reverse mortgages let senior citizens convert home equity into cash without having to sell their house, but such loans come with significant risk.

  • Obama's budget plans bad for some 401(k) savers Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Copies of U.S. President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

    Obama's proposed 2015 budget, reducing tax incentives for small businesses to offer retirement plans to employees, may harm Americans' savings plans.

  • Plan for financial independence, not retirement Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    Financial independence, with work more a choice than a necessity, is a worthier goal than retirement for increasing numbers of Americans.

  • ETF model portfolios: Staying on retirement track Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 12:58 PM ET

    CNBC's ETF Model Retirement Portfolios make some key changes: Bernanke taper talk takes a toll; gold and bonds are dogs; out with Chinese lending and in with Japanese economics.

  • Seniors Warned, Beware of Selling Pension Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    The growing number of retirees selling their pensions for cash is raising major concerns and drawing increased scrutiny for what some are calling unfair lending practices.

  • The 10 Best States for Retirement Monday, 6 May 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.

  • Steps to avoid a big retirement tax hit Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 10:40 AM ET

    Big tax changes this year will force many top earners to pay closer attention to the tax treatment of their investments, including retirement accounts.

  • Save for Retirement Even When You Earn Little Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Retirement fears may loom large when your income is small. Today, 38 percent of households say they live paycheck to paycheck, according to a study by the Consumer Federation of America and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. But it doesn't have to be that way.

  • ETFs and Retirement, Whether You're 30, 50 or 70 Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    It's never too late or too early to think about diversifying. Introducing CNBC's Model ETF Retirement Portfolios: one for a 70-year-old, one for a 50-year-old and one for a 30-year-old.

  • ETF Advisory Council Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:08 PM ET

    Meet the minds behind CNBC's ETF Advisory Council.

  • CNBC Model ETFs for 70-Year-Olds Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 70 years old and most likely already in retirement.

  • CNBC Model ETFs for 50-Year-Olds Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 9:07 PM ET

    This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 50 years old, with less than 20 years to retirement.

  • CNBC Model ETFs for 30-Year-Olds Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:36 PM ET

    This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 30 years old, with more than 30 years to retirement.

  • ETFs for Your Retirement Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 10:02 AM ET

    Track CNBC's Model ETF Retirement portfolios for 30-years, 50-year-old, and 70-year-olds.

  • Retire Before 40? Here's How You Can Do It Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Thirty-year-old Jason Fieber says he has saved $100,000 in three years even though his annual net income is $50,000. His goal: retire by age 40. USA Today reports.

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