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  • While most retirees don't need to have life insurance, others--such as debtors, investors and those with disabled children--may want to keep coverage.

  • Estate-planning blunders, from not signing health-care directives to leaving living trusts unfunded, are common—even among the fiscally prudent.

  • Motivated by mental stimulation or money, more Americans over age 65 are keeping one foot in the workforce after they leave their full-time careers.

  • Women face a unique set of challenges in meeting financial goals, including longer life expectancy, fewer working years and smaller paychecks.

  • Reverse mortgages let senior citizens convert home equity into cash without having to sell their house, but such loans come with significant risk.

  • Copies of U.S. President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

    Obama's proposed 2015 budget, reducing tax incentives for small businesses to offer retirement plans to employees, may harm Americans' savings plans.

  • Financial independence, with work more a choice than a necessity, is a worthier goal than retirement for increasing numbers of Americans.

  • CNBC's ETF Model Retirement Portfolios make some key changes: Bernanke taper talk takes a toll; gold and bonds are dogs; out with Chinese lending and in with Japanese economics.

  • The growing number of retirees selling their pensions for cash is raising major concerns and drawing increased scrutiny for what some are calling unfair lending practices.

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    Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.

  • Big tax changes this year will force many top earners to pay closer attention to the tax treatment of their investments, including retirement accounts.

  • Retirement fears may loom large when your income is small. Today, 38 percent of households say they live paycheck to paycheck, according to a study by the Consumer Federation of America and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. But it doesn't have to be that way.

  • It's never too late or too early to think about diversifying. Introducing CNBC's Model ETF Retirement Portfolios: one for a 70-year-old, one for a 50-year-old and one for a 30-year-old.

  • Meet the minds behind CNBC's ETF Advisory Council.

  • This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 70 years old and most likely already in retirement.

  • This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 50 years old, with less than 20 years to retirement.

  • This model ETF portfolio targets an individual who is 30 years old, with more than 30 years to retirement.

  • Track CNBC's Model ETF Retirement portfolios for 30-years, 50-year-old, and 70-year-olds.

  • Thirty-year-old Jason Fieber says he has saved $100,000 in three years even though his annual net income is $50,000. His goal: retire by age 40. USA Today reports.

  • A new survey finds Boomers' fears about finances have abated, with nearly a quarter of them feeling more secure than they did 12 months ago.

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