Retirement Pensions

  • Among the fires that President Obama must fight immediately in his second term, Social Security reform isn’t in the mix. But if the president studies past administrations — and aims to enhance his legacy, as presidents do — Social Security may well rise to the top.

  • CNBC Poll: Which Change in Social Security Do You Support Most?

    A number of deficit-reduction plans include proposals to reform the federal retirement benefits program. What do you think?

  • 401(k)s Roar Back to a Twelve-Year High: Fidelity

    Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.

  • New Retirement Calculus Gives New Life to Tricky Annuities

    For years, Americans found a lot to dislike about annuities, calling them complicated and expensive. Though some experts say not that much has changed about the insurance product, fundamental changes in the average American's financial outlook have given new life to annuities.

  • CNBC Poll: What's Prevented You From Getting an Annuity?

    With more people worried about outliving their retirement savings, there's growing interest in finding a guaranteed-income stream for retirement. Annuities fit that bill.

  • Some Aging Nations Look to Immigration to Avert Economic Squeeze

    “The European countries realize they need more workers,” said one demographic expert. "“It lowers potential [economic] growth rates. Where it becomes very problematic is the impact it has on social spending.”

  • 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.