Economic Reports Personal Income

  • Why Do Married Men Earn More?

    Married men are paid higher salaries than any other type of employee. Part of this can be explained by the gender-wage gap — but it's also likely that there are other factors in play.

  • 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.

  • September's Personal Income Up 0.4%

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, has the latest numbers on the economy and its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman. Also, an update on the storm as it heads for lower Manhattan, from CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • 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.

  • Let Real Estate Help Pay for Retirement

    With rock-bottom interest rates and post-housing bubble prices, the idea of buying a second home as a rental property may appeal to baby boomers looking to fortify their retirement finances.

  • 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?

  • The Worst Fees Charged by Big Banks

    Nowadays, however, neither customers or banks are feeling the love. Click ahead to see the fees that are causing the most trouble for banks and their customers.

  • 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.

  • It is a political truism that incumbents win with a strong economy and lose in tough times. By this measure, how does Barack Obama fare?  View these four charts, polling economists.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    A new study shows that the choice of President doesn't matter much for the course of income inequality in America.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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."