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  • Rare Bipartisan Accord: Social Security 'Fix' Stinks Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 11:20 AM ET
    President Barack Obama, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB, in Washington, D.C.

    President Obama's proposal to slow Social Security spending by calculating cost-of-living increases differently has given conservatives and liberals something in common: they hate it.

  • Why Now Is the Time to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    Long-term care insurance providers are hurting, and they are dreaming up new ways to share their pain with consumers. Here's how to cope.

  • 4 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefit Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    Thanks to Social Security's complex rules, many recipients find out how to maximize their benefits only after it's too late to change their elections.

  • Being Financially Prepared for DOMA Ruling Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Amid speculation that the Defense of Marriage Act may be struck down, same-sex couples and their financial advisors are preparing for many possible changes in taxes and benefits.

  • Six Signs That You Are Ready to Retire Early Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    In your quest to quit before traditional retirement age, it's easy to overlook some hard facts. Here are six questions to ask before you cut ties with the working world.

  • Two-Step Cure for Retirement Health-Care Worries Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 8:44 AM ET
    Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    If you're concerned about affording your medical needs after you retire, start with an honest assessment of your current health-related costs.

  • For Empty Nesters, a Temptation to Downsize Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    A condominium neighborhood.

    Although the downsizing trend has yet to materialize in national data for baby boomers, the predicted benefits may be too good to ignore.

  • Dairy Workers Get a Pension Full of Aging Cheese Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 3:59 PM ET

    In a growing trend, Dairy Crest, one of Britain's top producers of dairy products, has transferred 20,000 pounds of cheddar cheese to its pension fund.

  • Seeking Money Advice? First Decode the Credentials Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    Older Americans looking for financial guidance encounter professionals using a bewildering array of letters after their names.

  • How Much Financial Advice Do We Need? (Not Much) Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    Policymakers and researchers are looking for low-cost ways to get people on the right financial track. The solutions may be simpler than we think.

  • Landing a Reverse Mortgage Just Got Tougher Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    Seniors looking for a reverse mortgage may have to look elsewhere for needed funds. Defaults on reverse mortgages has prompted a crackdown by the FHA.

  • How to Tame Health-Care Costs in Retirement Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 3:54 PM ET

    Americans face sizable out-of-pocket medical costs when they retire and most have no idea of the magnitude. Here's how you can start preparing yourself.

  • For Some Americans, April 15 Is a Day to Shine Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 5:12 PM ET

    A survey by the Pew Research Center found that more than a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes.

  • Cap Creep: How Obama's IRA Limits Could Hit You Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    Senate Budget Committee staff members hand out copies of the Obama Administration's proposed FY 2014 federal budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

    The higher interest rates go, the more likely it is your retirement accounts will bump up against caps in the president's proposed budget.

  • Finding Your Best Second Career Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 4:18 PM ET

    Whether it's inadequate savings or a craving for change, more and more Americans are embarking on second careers. Here's how to find your ideal next act.

  • US Should Mandate 6% Savings Rate: Fidelity Exec Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Fidelity Investments President Ronald O'Hanley

    Fidelity's president proposed doubling the percentage of pay employers can put in automatically enrolled employees' 401(k)s.

  • 5 Surprises Your Retirement Plan Needs to Survive Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    You're just two years away from the big day, then, boom! Why financial advisers say Plan B should always be part of your retirement thinking.

  • 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.

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