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  • A new year, a new you! Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 7:00 AM ET
    A new year, a new you!

    This is the year that you’ve decided you will retire! Here are three moves to make now before you leave your job.

  • Uh-oh! Forgot to take your required IRA withdrawal? Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Senior couple paperwork

    If you are over 70½ and own or inherit an IRA, it's important to take the required minimum distribution by Dec. 31 to avoid a tax penalty.

  • Why your 401(k) is probably not as good as you think Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 2:23 PM ET
    401k retirement savings

    Americans who are happy with their 401(k) may be less satisfied once they grasp the hidden fees baked into the policy, Tom Zgainer said.

  • Missing this deadline could shortchange your retirement plans

    What happens if you’re 70 ½ and you’ve missed the Dec 31 deadline to take the required minimum distribution from your IRA.

  • As markets crumbled, it paid to be Singaporean in 2015 Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 9:55 PM ET

    This fund outperformed the markets in 2015, but you're probably not allowed in. Unless you're Singaporean or near enough.

  • Convicted ex-senator looks to collect $95K pension Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 10:43 AM ET
    Former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, center, arrives at federal court in New York, Dec. 11, 2015.

    Just this month, Dean Skelos was found guilty of using his influence to arrange payments and jobs for his son, reports NBC New York.

  • Obamacare tax credits Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Obamacare tax credits

    Certified financial planner Carolyn McClanahan, founder and director of financial planning at Life Planning Partners, on how early retirees can save thousands on health insurance premiums through Obamacare tax credits.

  • Cramer: The best financial lessons for your future Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer: The best financial lessons for your future

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains the benefits to investing in a 401K and points out the smartest ways to approach retirement.

  • Are these hidden fees taking a bite out of your 401(k)? Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Are these hidden fees taking a bite out of your 401(k)?

    Fees are hidden in plain sight, says Tom Zgainer, America's Best 401K CEO, discussing the hidden costs in retirement plans that cost Americans more than $17 billion each year and can reduce overall savings by as much as 60 percent.

  • Robot shakes things up for Singapore seniors Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 9:50 PM ET

    As part of a "Digital Inclusion" initiative, Singapore's government developed the RoboCoach, a humanoid robot to lead the elderly in exercise.

  • Singapore's solution to active aging? A robot Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    Singapore's solution to active aging? A robot

    Faced with an impending aging population crisis, Singapore turns to innovative solutions like the RoboCoach to help engage senior citizens in exercise.

  • We need protection for HK retirees: FHKI Wednesday, 23 Dec 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    We need protection for HK retirees: FHKI

    Willy Lin, deputy chairman at the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), discusses news of the HK government proposing four new tax-centric ways to fund the retirement protection scheme.

  • Social Security vs. investments Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Budget & policy priorities

    In a WSJ op-ed, Jeremy Siegel explains his "sorry Social Security return" and how little it provides in comparison to investments. CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities weighs in.

  • Lasagna as a retirement plan? Mamma mia! Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Lasagna

    David Viggiano wants to bank his retirement on a lasagna business. Good idea or half-baked? Carol Roth weighs in.

  • Worst way to cover holiday costs Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 10:10 AM ET
    Christmas gifts

    Saving for retirement is never easy, and downright tough when your kids have needs. But don't make this mistake.

  • Roth conversion in high-tax states is a bad idea Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Roth IRA

    When it comes to Roth IRA conversions, savers need to consider the most important — and often overlooked — factor: state income taxes.

  • Best places to retire in America Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 10:57 AM ET
    Visitor Center view showing the Mount Rushmore memorial in South Dakota.

    CNBC’s Jane Wells takes a look at the top best most wonderful cities to retire in.

  • Best places to retire are all over the map Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Best places to retire are all over the map

    You work hard for your money, so you should enjoy the retirement! CNBC’s Jane Wells takes a look at the top best most wonderful cities to retire.

  • Fair? Banks hike prime rates, but not deposit rates Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 10:15 AM ET
    Savings

    Stashing some cash in a savings account has yielded nearly nothing, aside from peace of mind, and that's not going to change much now.

  • Worried about rates? This can sink retirement, too Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    Inflation

    You may worry about rising rates, but don't underestimate the power of inflation to eat up retirement savings, say financial advisors.

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