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

  • Grim Prospects Could Scar College Grads Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
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    Graduates area entering a world where they could face long-term financial damage and barriers to success. Graduates say they are learning to manage.

  • Hong Kong's Rich-Poor Divide Widens as Population Ages Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:27 AM ET
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    The wealth gap is widening in Hong Kong, according to new data from the city's Census and Statistics Department as the population ages rapidly and industries decline.

  • 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.