Health care

  • Few people account for health care costs when planning their savings. These tips will help keep high doctors' bills at bay.

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    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?

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    For baby boomers, helping aging parents can be overwhelming. Experts offer tips on navigating affordable options, including in-home care and new "granny pods."

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    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.

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    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.

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    Retirement — especially in the global economy of the 21st century in which jobs are scarce and life-prolonging medical procedures plentiful — may be the financial challenge of our lives. Our special report examines the different challenges of three American generations (Boomer, X, and Y).

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    Though they admit comparisons are tricky, economists generally view public retirement benefits in the United States as less generous than those in many other wealthy nations.

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    Saving for retirement isn't enough. Protecting your nest egg is essential to secure your financial future over the long-term.

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    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.

Return on Retirement

Latest Special Reports

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    In an era of rapid technological advances and demographic change, how do legacy companies adapt, innovate and evolve? CNBC Evolve features iconic global companies and executives who are embracing change and transforming for the future.

  • Cutting across various industries and the public sector, CNBC's Technology Executive Council offers insight on pressing issues facing tech.

  • Financial advisors stress that now is the time for investors to get serious about year-end financial planning checkup.