Getting Personal: Money and your parents

Nov 24, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: parents, Personal Finance, Retirement

Waiting on Social Security

Nov 23, 2011
My husband switched 7 years ago to a job for which he does not contribute to Social Security. ... Does the age at which he retires affect the amount of Social Security he will receive? He no longer contributes to it and cannot build it up any longer. Thank you! DeDe, Cincinnati, OH
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

Working toward financial flexibility

Nov 22, 2011
I max out contributions to my workplace 401K and a traditional IRA (I no longer qualify for a Roth). Should I be doing more to save for retirement? Are there other retirement vehicles available to me or should I continue investing in non-retirement accounts (e.g., direct purchase of mutual funds and/or stocks through my brokerage account)? Sandra, Silver Spring, MD
Posted In: Savings, Retirement, retirement savings, Taxes

Getting Personal: Social Security checks, choosing how to save

Nov 18, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for The Los Angeles Times answer listener questions.
Posted In: Wall Street, Retirement, Credit card, Jobs

So much for the golden years

Nov 17, 2011
Most Americans believe their retirement won’t come early or be particularly comfortable.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, retirement savings

Retirees will get a 3.6% benefit hike

Oct 19, 2011
Its official: the Social Security Administration says beneficiaries will get a 3.6% increase for 2012--the first since 2009.
Posted In: Retirement

Senior citizens will get a bump in Social Security payments

Oct 19, 2011
The government announced that it will increase Social Security payments to offset the rising cost of living in America. Will it be enough to help senior citizens?
Posted In: Retirement

Go for it

Oct 18, 2011
Question: I am planning on retiring from Federal government with a pension of about $19,500 at age 60. I have $300,000 in savings and I will...
Posted In: Getting Personal, Retirement

A Social Security pay hike

Oct 17, 2011
It looks like folks on Social Security will get their first cost-of-living increase since 2009 come January. That's according to the American...
Posted In: Retirement

Learning about retirement from mom

Oct 13, 2011
Your parents have a huge influence on how you deal with money. A personal finance columnist shares what she learned about retirement from her mother.
Posted In: Retirement