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Out-of-pocket health costs, such as prescriptions, can eat up a lot of retirement savings. Here are four tips for trimming drug expenses.
No matter what happens to the markets, retirees should ask these three key questions to keep money safe, say financial advisors.
Single women are far behind married women, as well as unmarried and married men, in saving for retirement.
Two-thirds of retirement-plan participants fear outliving their savings, but three easy steps can restack the odds in their favor.
If you are over 70½ and own or inherit an IRA, it's important to take the required minimum distribution by Dec. 31 to avoid a tax penalty.
Recent surveys find that most couples disagree about how much they have and need for retirement, and the arguments only get worse with time.
Thanks to Congress' recent budget deal, two popular Social Security claiming strategies are coming to an end.
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.
A fixed-income strategy is key for investors who are retired or are approaching retirement. This special report details the range of tools and strategies used to manage a fixed income portfolio.
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If you're gearing up to enroll in Medicare for the first time, make sure you don't forget to evaluate Medigap insurance. This supplemental coverage can help you defray additional expenses. Here's what you should know.
You may be stumped when it comes to whether or not your spouse can get Medicare coverage on your work record. And knowing the answer can save you big.