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.
A number of deficit-reduction plans include proposals to reform the federal retirement benefits program. What do you think?
Employee 401(k) accounts grew more than 4 percent in the third quarter as a rising stock market boosted investment returns.
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.
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.
“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.”
Americans are taking on more debt than they are shedding, indicating a more resilient recovery is near.
A new study suggests that many workers are waiting to retire at least until they are eligible for Medicare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
Discussing how low interest rates are raising the bar for equity allocations in pension funds, with Clifton Robbins, Blue Harbour Group CEO.
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.
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.
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.