Personal Finance: Retirement


  • Find out just how far $100 goes in your state Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    $100 equals $100 … true or false? Not so if you're spending it in different states. A new analysis shows where your money goes furthest.

  • A third of people have zero saved for retirement Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have nothing saved, but experts say there's no time like the present to start.

  • Elder financial abuse: Perps may be close to home Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    What's worse than financial abuse of the elderly? The fact that relatives, often adult children, are most often the perps. Here's how to spot it.

  • Many prefer bigger 401(k) match over higher pay Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Four out of 10 workers say they would take a lower salary if they were offered a bigger employer contribution to their 401(k) retirement plan, USAT.

  • What to do when aging parents can't manage money Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    Most everyone reaches a point where managing one's money is too hard. Here's how to know when Mom or Dad needs help, and how best to give it.

  • U.S. Treasury to put public pensions under scrutiny Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 4- The Treasury Department's new office on state and local finance will scrutinize public pensions, appointing a specialist in the area and becoming a resource for retirement planning, its inaugural director said in a speech on Monday.

  • How to have 'the talk' about old age and money Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Having a family talk about parents' goals for old age is never easy, but experts say it needs to happen more often. Here's how.

  • Retiree dilemma: How much to spend on grandkids Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    Grandparents have to balance their grandchildren's needs without jeopardizing their retirement savings. USA Today reports.

  • Bull market sends 401(k)s soaring to new highs Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Since 2010, average employee contributions have increased $470, and average employer contributions have gone up $400, USA Today reports.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. court revives BP retirement-plan lawsuit Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    July 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • July 1- Lockheed Martin Corp, Pentagon's biggest defense supplier, said it will move existing employees to a defined-contribution retirement plan by Jan.1, 2020, becoming the latest company to freeze its expensive defined-benefit pension plan.

  • July 1- Lockheed Martin Corp, Pentagon's biggest defense supplier, said it would freeze its current pension plan and move employees to a defined contribution retirement plan. The new pension plan will come into effect from Jan. 1, 2016, the maker of the F-35 fighter jet, satellites and coastal warships said on Tuesday.

  • Target date fund assets soar to $624 billion - study Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, June 24- Assets in target date funds rose 24 percent to $624 billion in 2013, a new report found, reflecting a surging stock market and how investors have flocked to the simplified retirement savings vehicles- often as their default choice.

  • Military servicemembers, we want to hear from you Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    If you are a current or former member of the military, we'd like to hear about your experience with financial stress.

  • Millennials, we want to hear from you Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:56 AM ET

    If you're between 18 and 34 and you have thought about how much money you put away in savings, we'd like to hear your story.

  • What women really want...from retirement Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Funny thing about boomer women nearing retirement age: Many aren't that interested in dialing back. Here's what it means for the workforce.

  • Retirees eye lower cost of living in Latin America Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Retirees are attracted to Latin America because their money goes further and there's better weather, USA Today reports.

  • 4 in 10 millennials overwhelmed by debt: Study Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 3:40 PM ET

    More than half of millennials are living paycheck to paycheck, a new study found. However, they're optimistic about the future.

  • The No. 1 reason baby boomers won't marry     Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    CNBC personal finance reporter Sharon Epperson reports on why baby-boomer couples are opting against marriage. It all comes down to money, she found.

  • Retirement savings fears grip Americans Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Americans are worried about their retirement savings, as the once-dependable foundation has crumbled. The Fiscal Times reports.

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