Retirees nervously watch Wall Street

Sep 26, 2008
The recent financial turmoil is particularly unnerving for retirees and seniors. We hear from Marketplace listeners watching their nest eggs dwindle before their eyes.
Posted In: Retirement

How could latest collapses affect you?

Sep 15, 2008
When a lot of us first heard the news about Lehman Brothers declaring bankruptcy, our first thoughts went something like this: What about my money? Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland explains what to do with your personal finances.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Wall Street

Buying a retirement home

Sep 12, 2008
Question: My girlfriend and I are both in our mid 50s and thinking ahead to where we want to live when we retire. Here's a summary of our current...
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

Many seniors are still looking to work

Sep 5, 2008
Because of the poor economy, many senior citizens are looking to get back into the workforce. Nancy Marshall Genzer met a few of them at an AARP job fair and found out why they're not ready for retirement.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Actuaries lay out Social Security fix

Sep 5, 2008
The Social Security System is in good shape today, but in seven years, retired boomers will outnumber workers and drain the reserves. Danielle Karson reports on solutions proposed by the American Academy of Actuaries.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement, Taxes

AARP holds a job fair for the 'un-retired'

Sep 5, 2008
The 50-plus workforce is growing, but it still isn't easy finding a good-paying job. The AARP added a job fair to its annual convention in Washington this week to help. Nancy Marshall Genzer stops in.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

The state of the American worker

Sep 1, 2008
Labor Day has become a time for end-of-summer sales and barbecues, but it really is intended as a way of honoring workers. With that in mind, Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at how the American worker is doing.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Health, Housing, Jobs, Retail, Retirement, Savings

Getting Personal

Aug 29, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about saving for a child's education, getting a mortgage in retirement, American Depositary Receipts and providing health care for a family member.
Posted In: Education, Retirement

Restarting the Social Security clock

Aug 29, 2008
Did you know that if you borrow from your Social Security early and pay it back later, the government will call things even? Bob Moon reports on an option that almost sounds too good to be true.
Posted In: Retirement

Sell the Farm?

Aug 29, 2008
Question: My mother, (who is in a nursing home in ND with dementia) and I own as a life estate/remainder, approx 150 tillable acres of North Dakota...
Posted In: Investing, Retirement