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The topsy-turvy world of today's financial markets is upending what many people thought they understood about how to pay for life after work.
After accumulating money in IRAs and 401(k)s, many retirees don't know how to transition from saving to spending. Here's a must-read guide.
Baby boomers, who never lost their taste for rebellion, want to control every detail of their "stairway to heaven" including buying "pre-need funerals." NBC News reports.
Despite a proliferation of games and apps, and efforts by schools to teach the subject, financial literacy declined between 2009 and 2012, a survey shows.
People nearing retirement are facing lower bond yields and home values. Here's how you can avoid retirement portfolio panic.
Millennials are inheriting wealth at a greater rate than the two previous generations. The good news is they may be better suited to it than their parents or grandparents.
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.
It sounds like a trick, but it's true: Someone who saves for retirement in their 20s and stops a decade later will have more at 62 than someone who starts saving in their 30s.
Investing in long-term care insurance is one of the few ways to protect your retirement savings. But it's not cheap.
Helping baby boomers navigate the future is becoming a big business, but now, there's a freebie: LifeReimagined.org from AARP.
After plummeting in the wake of the financial crisis, spending on nuptials resumed its rise in 2010, and is once again approaching the record set before the financial crisis.
Making periodic adjustments to your asset allocation is a wise move, and should be part of your overall retirement strategy.
The average 401(k) balance hit a record high of $80,900 in the first quarter, according to Fidelity Investments.
Web-based portfolio-management tools combine powerful analytics with flat fees. But is that enough to move private investors online?
The new retirement age is getting younger for many Americans who can least afford to retire. African-Americans retire earlier than the general population, despite leaner nest eggs.
Everyone's goal is to retire a millionaire, but too many personal finance headlines want to sell you on the idea that there's a surefire method for incubating the million dollar nest egg.
Many financial advisors like ETFs, which offer low fees and trading ease, but ETFs are not perfect for all occasions.
There's a lot at stake in how we plan for retirement, and most of us can't afford to screw up. Here are the top mistakes, according to financial planners.
Retirees are increasingly moving where daily bills are lower in order to crank up the purchasing power of Social Security, pension or annuity payments.
Early Boomers may be on track to retire with enough savings for their golden years, a new Pew study finds. But Gen-Xersare in for a world of hurt.