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  • Tips on Caring for Aging Parents Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
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    For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."

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    Assisting aging parents can be overwhelming and scary. Experts offer suggestions on navigating affordable options beyond nursing homes and assisted living centers. What have you done?

  • Rewriting the Golden Rules of Retirement Investing Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
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    Secure, steady and safe. Those three words once associated with the rules of retirement investing no longer hold true, as many retirees have been forced to assume more risk than they would like.

  • Investor Uncertainty: Lower Retirement Expectations Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Wary investors are managing retirement the old-fashioned way: They are lowering their expectations. BlackRock says sentiment has "changed dramatically."

  • CNBC Poll: Changed Your Investment Strategy? Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 7:24 AM ET
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    The stock market meltdown that accompanied the financial crisis of 2008-2009 took a big bite out of Americans' retirement savings, forcing some to delay their retirement dreams.

  • 7 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 7:19 AM ET
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    From collecting Social Security too soon or having too much of your nest egg in bonds, these mistakes can take a bite out of your standard of living.

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    A hypothetical family richer than half the nation’s families and poorer than the other half had a net worth of $77,300 in 2010, compared with $126,400 in 2007, the Fed said. The crash of housing prices directly accounted for three-quarters of the loss. The New York Times reports.

  • Prepaid college tuition plans are no longer the surefire solution to runaway tuition costs they once seemed. The mostly state-sponsored plans were designed as a way to save for college by locking in at least a portion of future tuition at today's prices.

  • Retirement - A CNBC Special Report

    With residential real estate prices still historically low in traditionally alluring retirement spots, baby boomers have been shifting their investment capital from the stock market to a second home.

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    From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.

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    After two consecutive months of positive improvement, optimism of America’s wealthiest has dipped due to continued concerns about the economy and the job market.

  • A Tale of Two Markets: Mega Homes Surge Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
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    From $16 million log mansions in Aspen to $90 million Manhattan penthouses, high-end real estate is defying the broader real-estate slump.

  • What is the Break-Even Point on Hybrid Gas Savings? Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:18 PM ET
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    With fuel efficiency rising for competitively-priced gas cars a hybrid is not always the clear winner in energy economic terms. There's an 'ap' to figure the break-even point.

  • What's a Fair Inheritance Tax? Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:04 AM ET
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    Congress has changed its mind frequently in recent years about inheritance taxes, and will need to decide again this year.

  • Spreading Your Retirement Wealth Tax Free Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    For those who retire with enough money to cover all their needs, you want to know how to give away as much as you can to loved ones without anyone paying any taxes.

  • Should Retirees be Taxed? Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 9:50 AM ET
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    Your social security benefits are tax free but other income is not.  Should retirees have to pay taxes on that income?

  • The Dos and Don’ts of Working After Retirement Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 8:19 AM ET
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    Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.

  • Does Your 401(k) Plan Have Enough Investment Options? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
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    Some company retirement plans have changed with the times, allowing investors to dabble in commodities and real estate. Others have not, hurting diversification.

  • Retiree Money Scams Flourish, Change With the Times Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 11:45 AM ET
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    Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.

  • Recession Added Debt, Drained Families' Savings Monday, 14 May 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
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    The economy may be improving but many American families are still weighed down by debt and without a safety net. USA Today reports.