Personal Finance: Retirement


  • 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.

  • Grandparents are paying for college...again Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 7:46 AM ET

    Today's grandparents paid for college when their own children were young. But today, over half are also helping foot the bill for grandkids.

  • Graduation gifts that give money smarts Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    It's graduation season, which means it's time to give graduates something special. Here are gifts to help them make sense of money.

  • College parents, we want to hear from you Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    If you have a child in college and you have sorted out a budget for spending money, we'd like to hear how it is working out.

  • SYDNEY, May 23- When Christine Leaves quit full-time work in her late-50s, she spent most of her small retirement savings on a new car.

  • Millennials have a big problem with retirement Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Students walk on campus at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York.

    Between student-loan debt and coming of age during the financial crisis, millennials have a big problem with their retirement planning.

  • Thinking long term: Do you need old-age insurance? Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    Government statistics project 70 percent of Americans over age 65 will eventually need long-term care, but most people aren't prepared.

  • Credit default rates at post-recession low Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 1:13 PM ET

    Americans defaulted at the lowest rates last month since before the recession rocked the U.S. economy, according to a new report.

  • Most investors don't bother to manage 401(k): Study Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    About two-thirds of workers with 401(k)s are going it alone, and about half of those folks are unengaged, USA Today reports.

  • Older Americans seek roomies to survive Monday, 19 May 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    Middle-class seniors want to stay in their homes and communities as they grow old, but escalating costs have them looking at cohabitation.

  • Understanding target date retirement funds     Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:24 PM ET

    Financial Engines CEO Jeff Maggioncalda helps consult about 9 million of the 78 million baby boomers with their 401(k) plans. In one study, his company found people are making mistakes using "target date" retirement funds. Chad Parks, The Online 401(k) founder, provides perspective. With CNBC's Kelly Evans and Sharon Epperson.

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