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The Obama administration's new retirement advice rule is a "big mistake," says Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Here's why.
Many of today's retirees are a surprisingly happy lot, a recent study found. Often it's because of this key money move.
From how to enroll to which options to choose, what you don’t know about Medicare could cost you.
Almost half of Americans say they are worried about the rising cost of living in retirement, but they may not need to be.
A study finds cognitive decline as you age decreases financial literacy, while confidence stays high and sometimes even rises.
Americans' retirement preparedness is getting better, topping a lot of other countries in a new study. Here's why.
Big tax bills can crimp retirement more than you expect. These moves should help.
Retirement can easily span several decades, but these five years can make or break your finances. Here's your playbook for them.
Couples can maximize Social Security benefits by filing a "restricted application," adding thousands of dollars in retirement income.
When it comes to Social Security, what you don't know can definitely cost you.
Author Phil Moeller was shocked to find out that the Social Security administration gives out confusing and even flat-out wrong information.
When you're planning to retire, factoring in long-term care may shift your "best" place choices.
Inflation is so low that it's hard to see it hurting anyone. But even moderate inflation can erode retirees' finances.
Younger investors enjoy an enviable landscape compared with what their older counterparts experienced.
Politicians call Social Security the third rail, meaning that any benefit cuts will kill them politically. So why did they do it anyway?
Is your 401(k) retirement plan worth going to court over? More employees are doing just that.
Retirement savings have bounced back with the bull market since 2009 lows, but most Americans still fall woefully short of the balances they'll need.
Americans have a big retirement-savings problem, and they're in even worse shape when it comes to drawing down that money.
A new investing rule on conflicted retirement advice won't take effect for a year. Here's what you can do now.
It's not just blue collar workers who find their jobs too demanding to work past traditional retirement age.
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