U.S. baby boomlet an economic boon

Jan 18, 2008
A surprise boost in the nation's fertility rate means more workers to replace an aging workforce, plus more taxes to keep Social Security afloat a little longer. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement

Retiring in Europe

Jan 7, 2008
Question: My wife and I are 60 and plan to retire at 62. My question is this: We're considering selling our home upon retirement and basically...
Posted In: Retirement

New rules proposed for 401(k)s

Dec 13, 2007
About 50 million of us contribute to 401(k)s. But returns can vary widely, in part because of the fees we pay to plan administrators. Today the Labor Department proposed some new rules. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Seniors becoming old hands at Wii

Dec 11, 2007
Still looking for a Nintendo Wii game console? Good luck. Because you just might have to fight your grandmother to get one. Jennifer Collins reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retirement

Higher taxes won't save Social Security

Nov 2, 2007
Democratic presidential candidates are calling for a tax increase to fund Social Security for retiring baby-boomers. But commentator Glenn Hubbard argues that proposal doesn't get to the heart of the problem.
Posted In: Retirement

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Oct 19, 2007
Chris Farrell answers listener questions about advising a son on his mother's finances, investing in frontier markets, and what to do with a 401k after you've left a company.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement

Will Social Security explode?

Oct 18, 2007
The first of 76 million baby boomers filed for Social Security this week. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell says there's no need to worry about a system overload. He talks to Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Economy, Retirement

No money for us, no money for you

Oct 16, 2007
Public pension fund CalPERS is considering a plan to pay fund managers only if they perform well. If they don't beat certain benchmarks, they'll make nothing. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Investing, Jobs, Retirement

Educating Rico: The Roth IRA

Oct 13, 2007
Reporter Rico Gagliano takes on something that's supposed to be pretty basic but finds that sometimes things aren't as easy as they seem -- like, cooking rice.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Oct 13, 2007
Chris Farrell answers your questions about helping a troubled homeowner cope with an adjusting mortgage, sorting the confusion of 529 plans, and what to do with a real estate inheritance.
Posted In: Investing, Retirement, Savings