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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.
Innovation, flexible hours and employee engagement are among the factors used by this year's winners of the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.
The biggest mistakes that rookie investors make tend to be psychological ones—and simply knowing these pitfalls and keeping perspective can result in significantly better returns.
A new study shows that many people making $750,000 or more don't retire until well into their 70s, CNBC's Robert Frank said.
College students have a better chance of getting aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.
Scholarships and grants have trumped parental contributions as the No. 1 source of paying for college for the first time in four years, according to a new report.
Almost two thirds of Americans plan to work during vacation this year, up from 52 percent a year ago, according to a new survey. Here's why.
If you're a gadget lover who always wants the latest smartphone, then you should consider a "no-contract" wireless plan.
McDonald's workers have received a guide to personal finances that leaves some categories uncovered, such as food and heat. But $20 for monthly health care is included.
The latest jobs report showed that 8.2 million Americans are working part time for economic reasons. An additional 19 million are working part time for other reasons.
Postnuptial agreements—similar to prenups, but for married couples—are on the rise, with growing acceptance and DOMA changing the marriage landscape.