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    • How to prepare for your parents' retirement
      When Eileen Crehan thinks about her parents’ retirement plans, she worries. The 27-year-old PhD candidate, like many young adults, knows that her parents’ future finances aren’t only a source of concern for them—they directly impact her life…
      - 19 May 13, 3:44pm -
    • Retiring baby boomers drive small business sales

      Retiring baby boomers drive small business sales

      Baby boomers preparing for retirement are driving a surge in small business sales, as they find more and more buyers confident enough in the improving economy to expand their own businesses through acquisitions.
      - 19 May 13, 3:10pm -
    • Retirement age in US rises to 61 (from 57 in the 90s)
      The average U.S. retirement age has climbed to 61, up from 57 two decades ago, and it’s likely to age higher, according to Gallup's Economy and Personal Finance survey.
      - 16 May 13, 7:22pm -
    • Retired couples will need $220K for health expenses

      Retired couples will need $220K for health expenses

      Planning for retirement usually means budgeting for food, travel and other expenses. Don’t forget to include $220,000 for health care costs.
      - 15 May 13, 5:50pm -
    • Dust to Dust: Eco-friendly burials catch on in US

      Dust to Dust: Eco-friendly burials catch on in US

      It is estimated that more than 60,000 tons of steel and 4.8 million gallons of embalming fluid are buried each year. That is enough steel to build eight Eiffel Towers and fill eight Olympic size swimming pools.
      - 12 May 13, 5:33pm -
    • Buzz: Yes, many of us do need Social Security
      Love it or hate it, many of us will rely on Social Security. And that’s making a lot of us very nervous. This week in Life Inc., we wrote about how the latest plan to tweak Social Security is unpopular with both liberal and conservative thinkers.
      - 3 May 13, 3:31pm -
    • Retirees: Avoiding the worst debt traps

      Retirees: Avoiding the worst debt traps

      If you're strapped for cash or have a poor credit rating, the offer would sound tempting: upfront cash in return for your future pension payments.
      - 2 May 13, 4:29pm -
    • Latest plan to 'fix' Social Security has slew of critics

      Latest plan to 'fix' Social Security has slew of critics

      There’s not much that the left and right can agree on these days, but many on both sides appear to have found a common foe in the latest plan to address Social Security costs.
      - 30 Apr 13, 11:55am -
    • 6 signs that you are ready to retire early
      No. 1: You are emotionally ready to quit workingBoth the big picture and the fine details of your financial and emotional states are important to consider when assessing your readiness for early retirement.
      - 23 Apr 13, 3:33pm -
    • Where your Social Security check goes when you die
      If you rely on your spouse’s Social Security check to pay your bills — or if your spouse relies on yours — you need to understand what happens to that money when the recipient of those benefits dies.
      - 17 Apr 13, 8:57pm -
    • 401(k) rollover process too confusing, agency says
      A congressional watchdog agency says many workers get false or misleading information about what they can do with their 401(k) accounts when they change jobs.
      - 3 Apr 13, 7:52pm -
    • Last-minute retirement planning strategies
      In a perfect world, everyone would follow a consistent saving and investing plan, allowing them to retire with the same lifestyle they enjoyed during their working careers. In reality, many find they are rapidly approaching retirement age without nea…
      - 28 Mar 13, 5:50pm -
    • Younger buyers jump into retirement real estate
      Home values in the Boca Raton, Fla., area are starting to rise again, and that has buyers of all ages flooding in, even into retirement communities.
      - 25 Mar 13, 5:01pm -
    • How to retire in these 5 expensive cities

      How to retire in these 5 expensive cities

      To afford living in some of the most expensive U.S. cities, retirees are finding new strategies to cope with the high prices and high taxes that come with enjoying a big-city lifestyle.
      - 22 Mar 13, 2:23pm -
    • 50-somethings face own health care crisis

      50-somethings face own health care crisis

      At 54, Steven Eisen knows he's pretty lucky to be considering retirement from his Nashville law firm within the next year. He also has guaranteed employer-sponsored health benefits until he turns 65.
      - 21 Mar 13, 9:15pm -
    • Getting past America's retirement blues

      Getting past America's retirement blues

      Workers and current retirees are less confident than ever in their ability to live comfortably in the post-employment world, according to the 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey.
      - 19 Mar 13, 7:48pm -
    • Fewer workers tapping 401(k) for loans, study shows
      Fewer people tapped their workplace retirement accounts for temporary loans or "hardship" withdrawals last year, according to a study released Wednesday by WorldatWork and the American Benefits Institute.
      - 13 Mar 13, 6:14pm -
    • How Congress' retirement package compares to yours

      How Congress' retirement package compares to yours

      For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.
      - 12 Mar 13, 7:29pm -
    • For $700 a month, Nicaragua may be retiree paradise

      For $700 a month, Nicaragua may be retiree paradise

      You can test drive a car, so why not retirement? InternationalLiving.com is holding a contest to "test drive" retirement in Nicaragua for a month – all expenses paid.
      - 5 Mar 13, 7:00pm -