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  • Retiring at 70 May Still Be Too Soon: Study Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Retirement Savings Improve, but Not Enough Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
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    The proportion of people who say they are saving less than last year to retirement savings is down, but the retirement income deficit for the coming generation of retirees is estimated to be $4.3 trillion.

  • Chadwick: Student Loans Are an Economic Cancer Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:49 AM ET

    The magnitude of the debt that is frightening. In many cases, their middle class parents are broke and now they are starting their careers broke as well. By some measures, the total student debt outstanding is over $1 trillion.

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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.

  • How to Prevent the 10 Most Common Money Mistakes Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 1:01 PM ET

    Ahead of the new year -- always the season for financial reckoning -- we offer a look at these common mistakes, and ways to stop making them.

  • Who, Me? A One Percenter? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    Those earning incomes in the top one percent (like many Americans) rank themselves much lower than their actual position, and worry that the wealthy have "too much influence."

  • The Falling Fortunes of the One Percent Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 10:59 AM ET

    A new report shows that the One Percenters lost more income and paid higher tax rates than the rest of the population.

  • Countries With Zero Income Taxes Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:11 PM ET

    There are some countries where you can be 100 percent certain that you don’t have to pay income tax. Find out where.

  • Retirement Strategies When Medicare Isn't Enough Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:38 AM ET

    With medical costs rising, more retirees are choosing supplemental insurance to augment what Medicare doesn't cover. Here's how to shop for additional insurance, sometimes called Medigap.

  • CNBC Poll: Are You Considering Medigap Insurance? Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:32 AM ET
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    Rising costs — and the fear of being left bankrupt by medical bills — are why more retirees are selecting supplemental insurance for what Medicare doesn’t cover. Is Medigap right for you?

  • Does Money Really Make You Meaner? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.

  • Just to Be Safe, Retire at 70: Study Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 2:04 PM ET

    Retirement experts say that even those hit by the Great Recession can retire comfortably if they are willing to work a few years longer than expected.

  • What Is the Future of Long-Term Care Insurance? Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    As Americans live longer, debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are  rising, making the need for long-term care vital. Who should buy long-term care insurance and when?

  • CNBC Poll: Would You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance? Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 9:44 AM ET
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    As Americans live longer, long-term care insurance is gaining in popularity as a way to offset costs associated with retirement. Would you buy the insurance, or rather save money on your own?

  • What the Health Care Ruling Means for Families Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    How much the Affordable Care Act will affect your pocketbook depends on how much you already make.

  • Can a Country Have Too Many Billionaires? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
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    A Morgan Stanley strategist has come up with a new yard-stick for national competitiveness: the billionaire indicator.

  • After Years of False Hopes, Signs of a Turn in Housing Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 1:06 AM ET

    Announcements of a housing recovery have become a wrongheaded rite of summer, but after several years of false hopes, evidence is accumulating that the optimists may finally be right the New York Times reports.

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    Shying away from big resort-like senior communities, baby boomers are picking centrally-located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving community centers.

  • What Do You Think of Senior Neighborhoods in Town? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
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    More baby boomers are gravitating to centrally located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving main streets, downtown areas and more.

  • College 'Fast-Track' Saving Plan - 3-Year Degrees Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:41 PM ET
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    College kids have always crammed for tests. Now university administrations are cramming to cut costs. They are awarding students less expensive 3-year, 'fast-track' diplomas.