MID-DAY UPDATE: GM ticks on Wall Street and Rolls Royce engines replaced

Nov 18, 2010
GM officially goes public today, the first time since it went bankrupt more than a year ago. This is just one of many new Initial Public Offers...
Posted In: China, deficit-cutting, GM, mid-day update, Qantas, Retirement, Rolls Royce

What's ahead for fiscal reform

Nov 10, 2010
This final note today about the deficit. The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform made some news this afternoon. That's the...
Posted In: Medicare, Retirement, Social Security

Sandwich Generation gets squeezed

Nov 5, 2010
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Ron Lieber of the New York Times talks about about the struggles of the Sandwich Generation, people who care for their elderly parents and their older children at the same time.
Posted In: Retirement

What U.S. could save by raising retirement age

Nov 4, 2010
There have been strikes all over Europe for months in protest of austerity measures governments want to put into place. Some proposals would raise the retirement age. Alisa Roth reports on what would happen if the U.S. did just that.
Posted In: Retirement

Getting Personal: Real estate investments, open enrollment

Oct 27, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of CBS's Moneywatch answer your questions about tax shelters, real estate as investment and what to do if your employer overmatches your 401(k) and asks for that money back.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement, Taxes

Physical labor puts older workers in economic limbo

Oct 27, 2010
For pencil pushers, their bodies can probably keep working until 67, when they can collect full Social Security benefits. But people who use their bodies for work -- construction workers, waitresses -- they often find themselves to be too young to collect full benefits but too worn down to find more work.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Second year in a row, social security benefits stay level

Oct 15, 2010
The Social Security Administration announced Friday that benefits will not rise next year because of low inflation. What are the next steps? John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Retirement

The SEC trying to clamp down on pay-to-play schemes

Oct 14, 2010
Political advisers are allowed to pitch their skills to pension funds over lunch -- but vacations and sports games? Not so much. The Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to curb pay-to-play schemes, perhaps making an example out of a Wall Street financier who was part of one.
Posted In: Retirement

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Marketplace's conversation with TIAA-CREF CEO Roger Ferguson

Oct 1, 2010
Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal and Marketplace Money's Tess Vigeland talk to TIAA-CREF Roger Ferguson about how the recession has changed the retirement outlook.
Posted In: Retirement

Rejecting retirement with "nevertirement"

Oct 1, 2010
While many Americans are toiling with saving for retirement, a number of wealthy Brits are choosing instead to be "nevertirees" -- rejecting retirement altogether to keep working, all for pleasure.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement