Jul 17, 2012 The nation's largest public pension fund got just a one percent annual return on its investments, well below the 7.5 percent the California Public Employees' Retirement System had projected for the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Jul 17, 2012 Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Jul 13, 2012 Rethinking our expectations for the "Golden Years."
Jul 5, 2012 Amidst glimpses of positive economic indicators, dismal consumer confidence continues as retail sales figures are down for chain stores in June.
Jun 29, 2012 Your most recent program discussed the amount and kind of emergency funds needed for people working. My question is what those of us who are retired should consider for emergency funds. William, Schenectady, NY
Jun 27, 2012 Gallup's editor-in-chief talks about the negative numbers on consumer confidence in the U.S., and how it might affect the presidential election.
May 29, 2012 Housing prices in March were up a tiny bit from the month before, but it is the first time in seven months that the data hasn't shown a decline.
Jun 1, 2012 I am very lost and uncertain of our financial road to retirement. Our company doesn't offer defined payment retirement; it is all up to individual and 401(k). The company does match 3 percent. I am married and we have been working for 14 years now and have combined liquid assets (401(k), outside investment account, savings) of about $400,000, plus home equity of $100,000 on a good day. What shape are we in on our road to retirement? Thanks much. Martin, Chicago, IL
May 25, 2012 Military families have some unique financial challenges compared to civilians. But citizens can learn a thing or two from the foresight these families apply to their finances.
May 17, 2012 Freakonomics Radio explores the hidden side of early retirement.