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Is Sun City in its sunset years?
The desert community that launched a million retirement dreams for nearly five decades is facing an uncertain future as the American Dream of retirement fades. Tess Vigeland reports.
German pension system showing age
The grass is arguably greener for German retirees, compared to their American counterparts. But it may not be for long. Stephen Beard reports.
Retirement idyll seen changing
The vision of retirement created by Sun City may not last. Tess Vigeland talks with Kevin McHugh, who has studied the community, for his perspective on its future.
Straight Story: Retirement
Our economics editor Chris Farrell thinks about retirement a lot, and gets a lot of questions about it. Here's his assessment of the next American Dream for retirement.
How credit card companies track you
Tess Vigeland talks to The New York Times' Charles Duhigg about his upcoming article on credit card companies collecting more and more personal information about their customers.
Going to prom on a tighter budget
High school students in Burbank, Calif., tell reporter Andrea Gardner how they're scaling back on prom because of the recession.
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions about life insurance and paying off a credit card cash advance.
Our 'lab rat' checks in on her finances
Gail George signed up to have us track her finances for 30 days. She talks with Tess Vigeland about what she learned in Week 2.
Not ready to retire in Sun City
Pam and Craig MacDonald say they reside in the Sun City retirement community, but they don't live there. They, and their son Steve, tell their story to Tess Vigeland.