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  • The fees on actively managed funds are rising. Don't think your dollar fees are small because percentages are. Here's how to do your homework.

  • A 401(k) plan is the main source of retirement for many workers and yet plans are often ignored and not reviewed.

  • Converting traditional IRA or 401(k) savings to Roth IRAs burdens people who plan to retire in no-income-tax states with unnecessary state taxes.

  • You may retire at the highest income of your life but the bad news is you may find out you can’t keep spending at the level you were used to. Here’s your reality check.

  • Financial Planning for 2014

    More than half of Americans lack a rainy day fund in case of financial emergencies. Now is the time to get a handle on your money and your future.

  • The IRS says last year there was a 66 percent increase from 2012 in tax fraud from Social Security identity theft of nearly $50bln in refund claims.

  • Retire with a $1M 401(k)?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson explains how some people who made less than a six-figure salary were able to retire with a seven-figure retirement fund.

  • Financial scams aimed at defrauding seniors are becoming more common. Here's what the more common ones look like, and how to protect your family.

  • Retirement: Not too late to invest

    Discussing retirement investment and the emerging market outlook, with Michael Falcon, J.P. Morgan Asset Management head of retirement, and Kunal Ghosh, Allianz Global Investors emerging market portfolio manager.

  • Leslie Davis helps granddaughter Hunter Hill, 15, bake holiday cookies at Davis' home in Mesa, Ariz.

    Grandparents may cut back on their holiday party treats, but they don't want to stop indulging their grandchildren.

  • Find out the truth behind the persistent myths that could be hindering your retirement planning.

  • Protestors rally in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Detroit, October 28, 2013.

    Costly pensions are being blamed for the financial bind hitting U.S. cities. But bad management played a bigger role, says a new report.

  • Estate planning isn't just about taxes. It's also not about giving your kids money. Here are 7 rules for a solid estate plan.

  • In some cases, making conservative moves with your money may be the absolute worst thing for your financial well-being. Really.

  • Plenty of people tell you what to do with your 401(k). Only Cramer tells you what you what not to do.

  • As more U.S. retirees, feeling the economic pinch back home, are pursuing the American Dream abroad in low-cost countries, pluses and pitfalls abound.

  • Could you be your 401(k)'s worst enemy?

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports those who stuck with target dates plans had an average return of almost 13 percent over the last 3 years while employees who managed their own accounts has had a return of under 11 percent.

  • How to not outlive your retirement funds

    Afraid of outliving your retirement savings? Three top financial advisors share their tips with CNBC's Sharon Epperson for making your money last.

  • Pension crisis 'pretty scary' right now

    Institutional Investor is releasing its inaugural "Pension 40" ranking today, which includes the most powerful players battling the future of U.S. pensions. Institutional Investor executive editor Michael Peltz, provides insight.

  • Many vets lose out on Social Security dollars

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports veterans who wait to claim Social Security benefits until they are 70 will increase their benefit by 8 percent a year. And 30 percent of veterans surveyed were unaware they could claim Social Security and military retirement at the same time.

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