Retirement Pensions

  • Rise in Household Debt Might Be Sign of a Strengthening Recovery

    Americans are taking on more debt than they are shedding, indicating a more resilient recovery is near.

  • Another Reason Workers May Stay on the Job Longer

    A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.

  • Nest Egg Protection Plan

    Even relatively modest inflation has the power to erode a life's worth of investing and saving. To guard against inflation, CNBC's Sharon Epperson breaks down defensive moves and offers a model portfolio to protect your investments so your golden years can remain just that.

  • Nest Egg Protection Plan

    Even relatively modest inflation has the power to erode a life's worth of investing & saving. To guard against inflation, CNBC's Sharon Epperson breaks down defensive moves and offers a model portfolio to protect your investments, so your golden years can remain just that.

  • What's Your Magic Retirement Number?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports that today's struggling economy and general political uncertainty are making it difficult for some investors figure out how much they will need when they retire.

  • A Smart Start to Retirement Investing

    The decisions you make with your portfolio during the early years of retirement will set the stage for whether your savings will be sufficient to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.

  • New IRS Rules Help Retirement Savers Catch Up

    Whether you're a baby boomer or a member of Generation Y just beginning your career, building your nest egg should get a little bit of a boost thanks to  new contribution limits for 401(k)s and IRAs

  • Poll: What's Your Monthly Saving Goal for Retirement

    Talk about the best intentions. Who out there doesn't mean to save more for retirement? And who out there hasn't met them? What are your retirement goals?

  • Men Better at Saving for Retirement Than Women: Report

    The gap in the amount women and men save for retirement in the U.K. has reached a record high, according to the latest Women and Pensions report from investment firm Scottish Widows.

  • UK Pension System Needs Immediate Reform: Expert

    Dr. David Knox, senior partner at Mercer, informs CNBC that swift pension reforms in both the UK's private and public sectors are needed to ensure the availability of retirement benefits.

  • Low Rates Spur Activist Pension Fund Investing

    Discussing how low interest rates are raising the bar for equity allocations in pension funds, with Clifton Robbins, Blue Harbour Group CEO.

  • Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

    After three tumultuous weeks, the National Football League’s long national nightmare is over. Now, the question remains if the sports world’s most lucrative organization can recover its bearings with a fan base that remains riled up over the refereeing fiasco.

  • Striking Chicago teachers and their supporters attend a rally at Union Park September 15, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. An estimated 25,000 people gathered in the park in a show of solidarity as negotiations on a labor contract continue.

    One of the most vexing problems for Chicago and its teachers went virtually unmentioned during the strike: The pension fund is about to hit a wall. Chicago is one of many cities in such a bind.

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    Studies that say working an extra five years past retirement age don't take nursing homes stays and the shift away from pensions into account.

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    Here are the top 10 most widely held and heavily weighted stocks owned by equity mutual funds in all 401(k) retirement plans.

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    With more people worried about the finances of retirement, the concept of a guaranteed income stream for life  is gaining in popularity.

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    Retired law enforcement is the most common profession receiving $100,000-plus pensions, but postal workers, social-security officers and a zoologist also make six-figures.

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    State pension funds are paying record fees to Wall Street money managers, while getting less-than-impressive results in return, says a new study from two Maryland think tanks.

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    Public-sector reductions at the local level have subtracted almost a quarter of a percentage point from annual GDP each of the past four years. The Christian Science Monitor reports.

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    Facing a deadline, white collar General Motors retirees are torn between accepting a lump-sum pension buyout or continue with monthly payments, The New York Times reports. GM hopes to save $26 billion with the buyouts.