Torn between 529 college plans and their own 401(k) retirement accounts, parents can save for both needs with some creative thinking.» Read More
Some play the grandparent, some claim to cure illnesses that conventional medicine can’t. Others offer ways to make a quick buck to augment your savings.
Financial reform proposals for Social Security are in two major deficit reduction packages, as well as on a number of mental lists of major players.
Unfortunately, many people decide to retire without really thinking through the decision, and that can have dire circumstances.
Among the fires that President Obama must fight immediately in his second term, Social Security reform isn’t in the mix. But if the president studies past administrations — and aims to enhance his legacy, as presidents do — Social Security may well rise to the top.
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.
State securities administrators listed four new types of fraud among their annual list of investor threats, including crowdfunding scams and gold-related ripoffs.
From collecting Social Security too soon or having too much of your nest egg in bonds, these mistakes can take a bite out of your standard of living.
With medical costs rising, more retirees are choosing supplemental insurance to augment what Medicare doesn't cover. Here's how to shop for additional insurance, sometimes called Medigap.
Rising costs — and the fear of being left bankrupt by medical bills — are why more retirees are selecting supplemental insurance for what Medicare doesn’t cover. Is Medigap right for you?
As Americans live longer, debilitating diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are rising, making the need for long-term care vital. Who should buy long-term care insurance and when?
As Americans live longer, long-term care insurance is gaining in popularity as a way to offset costs associated with retirement. Would you buy the insurance, or rather save money on your own?
According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.
Shying away from big resort-like senior communities, baby boomers are picking centrally-located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving community centers.
More baby boomers are gravitating to centrally located senior neighborhoods that offer affordable housing with access to thriving main streets, downtown areas and more.
For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."
Assisting aging parents can be overwhelming and scary. Experts offer suggestions on navigating affordable options beyond nursing homes and assisted living centers. What have you done?
The stock market meltdown that accompanied the financial crisis of 2008-2009 took a big bite out of Americans' retirement savings, forcing some to delay their retirement dreams.
A new study finds that a top concern for both wealth parents and their kids was the impact of wealth on their relationships.
With residential real estate prices still historically low in traditionally alluring retirement spots, baby boomers have been shifting their investment capital from the stock market to a second home.
From academics to athletics to the arts, theme-based communities are drawing retirees who want to share more than the beach, bingo and breakfast buffets.
Money tips for millennials. Tips for making the best financial decisions during the early years of life.
CNBC 'Explains' the complicated economics of our world—from stocks and balance sheets, to trade and public policy.
Featuring CNBC's Financial Advisor Council, this video series will aim to educate investors with straightforward financial advice.
In markets like these, financial advisors recommend investors take a step back before making rash decisions.
Peer-to-peer lending platforms offer investors a way to earn 5 to 10 percent on loans to online borrowers.
Americans realize their financial security in retirement is on them, but don't know how to achieve it, a survey finds.