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Shopping around for a new Medicare plan for 2016 could save you a lot of money.
Roughly 7 million Americans are about to pay 52 percent more for their Medicare Part B premium.
If you are in your 50s or 60s and are still caring for your kids financially, you really need to start caring for yourself.
Your retirement income could be cut dramatically if you claim your Social Security benefits too early.
More than half of workers report having less than $25,000 dollars in total savings, but building a nest egg doesn't have to be difficult.
Those at or near retirement may be tempted to cash out of stocks right now or be mostly invested in bonds. That could be a big mistake.
With all of the stock market volatility, many investors may be thinking they should move their portfolio into mostly bonds, particularly if they’re near retirement. But that could be a big mistake. A look at some of the missteps that could ruin your retirement.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson walks you through options you have for your retirement investments when a big slide in the stock happens.
This strategy can give you a consistent stream of income in retirement while protecting you against rising interest rates. Find out how.
When and how you claim your Social Security can add tens of thousands of dollars to your retirement benefits. CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains how.
At least 70 percent of retirees will need some kind of long-term care. Here's how you can pay for it.
Living a long life can have a significant impact on your retirement savings. Long-term care insurance can help make sure your money lasts as long as you do.
If you are married and plan to collect social security, here's what you should know about spousal benefits.
When you switch jobs or retire, you face a critical choice. Here are the pros and cons of rolling over your retirement plan.
This four-step process helps you save for retirement and keep your kid's college fund on track.
Many financial advisors suggest annuities to provide a stable stream of income to avoid running out of retirement money.
Before packing their passport for a permanent move abroad, preretirees should factor in quality of health care, cost of living and taxes.
Figuring out how much to save for future health-care costs is one of the toughest parts of retirement planning. Here's what you should know.
With markets near record highs, should retirees take their money and run?
First, make sure you're putting away enough money. But once you've earmarked a percentage of pay for retirement savings, where do you put it?
Business icons and provocateurs share their innovative models. Learn how to upend old industries and start new ones that move markets.
Ace the college-planning game with CNBC's guide to saving wisely, maximizing financial aid, and choosing the right school.
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