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CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports for many middle-class Americans the only retirement plan available to them is to work until they drop.
Consistent savers had an average $28,000 rise in 401(k) balances between 2007 and 2011, while all such accounts fell $6,000, as study shows.
A panel of personal finance experts, bankers and professional traders on how the debt ceiling crisis could affect personal investments.
Many workers are ending up with woefully small retirement accounts, even if they have had high incomes and have managed to save over the years.
More Americans believe they're on track for retirement now than last year. But just because they believe it doesn't make it true.
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The average 401(k) account balance is just shy of $59,000. Some secrets of the rich can help when it comes to building your own retirement fund.
A government shutdown is becoming more likely as Republicans and Democrats spar. Here's how to prepare yourself and your finances.
Financial experts say Americans are too pessimistic about their own inheritances, despite recession.
Do Americans feel more knowledgeable about their finances these days? John Sweeney, Fidelity Investments, offers insight.
Careful planning for present needs and long-term care is a necessity. Here are a few tips to make the process more manageable.
The stock market's recent strength is boosting consumers' savings, and they're responding by saving less, a new study shows.
Americans are saving more for retirement, but it's probably still not enough, according to a new analysis released by Fidelity. As of June, the average 401(k) balance was $80,600.
Due to a combo of taxes on ordinary income, pensions, real estate, inherited property and estates, these 10 states can best be described as hostile territory for seniors.
A majority of Americans are bewildered when it comes to managing their 401(k) retirement plans, according to a new survey from investment firm Charles Schwab.
A pension liability is the difference between the total amount due and the actual amount of money the company has on hand to make those payments.
Some retirees with mortgages are considering downsizing to reduce expenses. One survey says more than 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within five years.
With the possibility of spending two decades or more in retirement, some baby boomers are buying longevity insurance so they don't outlive their money.
Being their own boss is easing the transition to retirement for some boomers. Ten percent of workers 45 to 74 plan to start a business, according to a recent survey by AARP.
A retirement formula devised in the 1990s doesn't seem to hold up in an environment of low-yielding bond, volatile stock markets and inconsistent returns.