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  • Social Security Cuts: Hard to See 'as Humane' Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 11:09 AM ET
    Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, protest in Chicago against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    President Barack Obama's budget plan would change how increases in Social Security benefits are calculated. Experts say that could be devastating to recipients who need cost-of-living adjustments to survive.

  • Generation Y Needs to Start 'Liking' Stocks—Now Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Twenty-somethings must invest early and often because there may be no safety net when they need it, CNBC guest contributor Michael K. Farr says.

  • Don't Get Rolled on Your 401(k) Rollover: GAO Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:08 AM ET
    U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA).

    The government watchdog says some investment firms urge workers to roll over their 401(k)s to IRAs, in order to gain fees for the firm.

  • Are Stock-Shy Americans Risking Their Retirements? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    Post-recession Americans are saving more for retirement, but many don't trust the stock market to grow their nest eggs.

  • How to Make Americans Really Save for Retirement Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Tax incentives to spur retirement-plan contributions lead only relatively wealthy, well educated Americans to save more, studies show. Automatic contributions work much better.

  • If you spend time worrying that you'll end up on the street in your old age with your belongings stuffed into plastic bags in a shopping cart, you have good company.

  • Get the Job—Without Lying About Your Age Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 3:09 AM ET

    It's no secret, it's harder for older workers to land a job. Here are some tips for how to land that job -- without having to lie about your age!

  • SAC Capital Advisors employee Michael Steinberg walks out of a New York courthouse after being charged by U.S. prosecutors with engaging in insider trading on March 29, 2013

    A former portfolio manager pleaded not guilty on Friday to a five-count criminal indictment alleging that he engaged in insider trading.

  • Junior's Plan: At 27, Still Living Off Parents Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    If Junior has his way, there's a good chance he's planning to be on your dime until his mid-20s, new research shows.

  • 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.

  • Don't Kill the Mortgage Deduction—Cap It: Pro Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Instead of ending the mortgage-interest tax deduction, adjust it to do what it is intended to do: stimulate home buying, one industry insider says.

  • Boomers Feeling (Slightly) More Secure Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 7:26 AM ET

    A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

  • Taxes: Brilliant Deductions and Hazardous No-No's Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    You probably realize there are tax breaks related to your home, your charitable giving and your work—but you may be eligible for more than you know.

  • How to Retire in These Five Expensive Cities Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    Eschewing the Sun Belt, retirees are finding ways to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.

  • 11 Things About 401(k) Plans We Need to Fix Now Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    A contribution rate close to three percent, the lowest in the advanced world, is just one reason why American workers lag behind other developed countries in retirement savings.

  • You Go Girl! Time to 'Lean In' on Finances: Study Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    The average man has 30 percent more in taxable investments than the average woman and 72 percent more in his IRA, according to a new study.

  • No Longer Niche, Firms Target Female Investors Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | 2:51 PM ET
    Daily Worth

    Women make less but live longer, which makes saving for retirement more difficult. Personal finance sites are seizing the opportunity.

  • Retirement Dilemma: Save More or Take More Risk? Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 9:24 AM ET

    Replacing lost income with assets that produce greater total return may be the best way those behind in retirement savings to finance their needs.

  • Seven Must-Haves for Your Dream Retirement Home Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Finding the right home for retirement, whether it means moving to a new location or renovating a current home so you can age in place, involves being realistic about your long-term physical needs, your financial resources, and what kinds of facilities are nearby to support you, financial and aging experts say.

  • How Congress' Retirement Package Compares to Yours Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.