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Will social security increase offset retiree costs?

Oct 16, 2012
Seniors wonder whether 1.7 percent hike next year will be enough to cover fast-rising health care expenses.
Posted In: Social Security, Retirement

Retiree: Pay for a house outright or carry a mortgage?

Oct 12, 2012
One retiree is seeking to sell her house and move. But she wonders whether it would be wiser to pay for a house with cash or carry a mortgage in retirement.
Posted In: Retirement, Housing, Investing, mortgage

Listener questions on saving, spending, and managing debt

Sep 21, 2012
Host Tess Vigeland and Jill Schlesinger, editor at large for CBS's Moneywatch.com, answers listener questions about retirement, savings, students loans, and money management.
Posted In: student debt, Saving, real estate, Retirement, Investing, debt

An age-old pre-occupation: The fountain of youth

Sep 14, 2012
There's a price to be paid for aging gracefully
Posted In: Senior moment, youth, Retirement

The ultimate safety net: Grandparents

Sep 7, 2012
New surveys show grandparents are providing financial support to grandchildren even when it hurts their retirement savings.
Posted In: grandparents, spending, Saving, Retirement

Heading towards fiscal health

Aug 31, 2012
David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answers caller questions on personal finance, along with CBS MoneyWatch.com editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger.
Posted In: family, marriage, Social Security, identity theft, Retirement, emergency fund, college

Housing, jobs and retirement stay on voters' minds

Aug 31, 2012
Undecided voters in Florida and North Carolina share what their greatest concerns are in the upcoming election.
Posted In: North Carolina, Florida, housing crisis, Education, manufacturing, Retirement, Jobs

AARP study: Americans over 50 worry for future

Aug 9, 2012
As many young adults struggle with finding a job and paying off student loans, and as families across the country work to pay off their mortgage, another group of people is even more worried about the future: those close to retirement.
Posted In: Retirement, AARP, recession, mid-day extra

The 401(k) system doesn't work

Jul 27, 2012
Many Americans are unprepared for retirement -- and an economics professor believes government intervention is necessary to create a viable retirement system.
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k), Saving

Americans getting risky with their 401(k)s

Jul 20, 2012
Americans are trying to recoup losses from the recession by gambling with their retirement accounts.
Posted In: Retirement, 401(k)

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