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  • Rethinking Savings Plans as Americans Raid 401(k)s Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    As companies switch to 401(k)s over traditional pension plans, policymakers are searching for ways to make employee-contribution plans adequate for retirement.

  • Well-Off Show 'Worrisome Disconnect' on Retirement Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    Almost two-thirds of Americans in a new survey said they are doing all they can for retirement, and fewer than a third said they are worried they aren't saving enough.

  • Minimizing Risk, Fidelity's Target Date Funds Lag Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:54 AM ET
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    New research shows that many Fidelity target date funds have routinely turned in worse returns in recent years than their biggest peers.

  • What Dow 14,000 Means for Your Retirement Plan Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 7:11 PM ET

    The Dow's rally to 14,000 and beyond has retirees running in both directions — some are running for more profits and others are running for the exits.

  • Plan on Working Past Age 65? You'll Have Company Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 12:25 PM ET
    Warren Buffett is America’s most famous senior citizen still on the job. But he’s not alone.

    Americans working into their late 60s is part of a long-term trend that is expected to continue, despite the tight job market.

  • 5 Tax Deductions That Pay You for Helping Yourself Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | 8:29 AM ET

    Hidden in our convoluted tax code are rewards for saving for retirement, looking for a new job, going to college -- even getting a new pair of glasses.

  • Student Debt Climbs and Credit Risk Gets Steeper: Report Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 4:39 PM ET

    Americans now owe an average of $27,253 in student loans as the delinquency rate has increased by more than 47 percent since 2005, according to a new report.

  • Boomers' Average Nest Egg Is $500,000 Short: Study Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    A survey by TD Ameritrade is the latest in a raft of bad news about the prospects of the generation about to retire.

  • Holiday Shoppers said 'Good Deal or No Deal': Study Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    More than a quarter of Americans spent less than they had expected during December's holiday rush, according to a Bankrate study.

  • How to Get Your Health Plan to Cover Specialty Drugs Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Medications for rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and other difficult-to-manage conditions can average some $1,766 per prescription, but there are steps patients can take now to help ease the path to the medication they need.

  • Advice for More Modest Retirement Investments Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    More companies are popping up to help the vast majority of people who have at most several hundred thousand dollars to invest when they retire.

  • Exit Plan - How to Retire Abroad: Ecuador Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 3:40 PM ET

    Countries that are most popular with retirees have great climates and low costs of living. One country like this is Ecuador. Read ahead to find out more and see if it’s the retirement destination for you.

  • Global Entrepreneur Trends: Americans More Upbeat, Older Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 11:19 AM ET

    Signaling more Americans are feeling upbeat about their economic prospects, attitudes about entrepreneurship are at the highest level in 14 years, according to a new study.

  • Payroll Tax Hike Not Seen by Some Workers Yet Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 12:10 PM ET

    Not all American workers have seen the higher payroll tax in their paycheck yet, particularly those employed by small businesses, Carlos Rodriguez, CEO of ADP, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Over the Hill at Work: Why 50 May Be the New 70 Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 11:06 AM ET

    Are careers over much sooner these days than in the past? Is the younger generation, Gen X, taking over? Or is it the even-younger Gen Y?

  • How Obamacare Changes Health Benefits This Year Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 10:25 AM ET

    A preview of new out-of-pocket costs and newfangled ways you'll be getting your medicine as employers get ready for Obamacare to start in earnest.

  • A provision of the "fiscal cliff" deal loosens restrictions on who can convert their traditional IRAs to a Roth IRAs, and when. Critics say the changes will lower revenues in the long run.

  • Good Time to Buy a House? Yes. A Car? Not So Fast... Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 5:05 PM ET

    With interest rates predicted to stay low for the rest of the year, prospective borrowers can save for their down payment and improve damaged credit scores.

  • Cities That Are Most Prepared for Retirement Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    What areas have residents who are the best prepared for retirement? The Ameriprise Financial planning company put together the New Retirement Mindscape City Pulse index. Here they are, ranked by the confidence level of residents.

  • Vanguard Joins Crowd, Cuts Fees on Funds and ETFs Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    Bowing to intense competition among fund managers over the past few months, Vanguard announced reductions in fees on dozens of mutual funds and ETFs.

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