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Scammers are targeting retirement savings. Here's how to fight them.

by David Brancaccio and Redmond Carolipio Aug 14, 2018
Con artists are zeroing in on the retirement savings and other assets of an aging population, some of whom might already be suffering from cognitive decline.
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Waiting out a down market may be tough for workers headed toward retirement

by Erika Beras Feb 9, 2018
All that advice about taking a deep breath, focusing on the long term and not obsessing about the balance in your retirement accounts as the markets take a wild ride sounds a lot better when you’re not headed toward retirement…

Is the Trump administration leading an "anti-retirement savings movement"?

by David Brancaccio Nov 1, 2017
There are flaws in our retirement system, but GOP changes could make it worse, one expert says.
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How America's retirement savings system needs to change

by Janet Nguyen Sep 29, 2017
Putnam Investments' CEO has some ideas for making defined contribution plans more relevant.
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Individual retirement accounts aren’t attracting enough of the right individuals

by Reema Khrais May 2, 2017
IRAs were created to give people without employer-sponsored retirement plans a tax-free incentive to save.

Is it still retirement if you're working to make ends meet?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 24, 2016
In a new survey, nearly four in ten people said they plan to work after they retire.
Sixty-eight-year-old Barb Blume arranges yarn at the Mosaic Yarn Studio July 26, 2002 in Des Plaines, Ilinois. Blume is a retired nurse who turned her hobby of knitting into a second career at the yarn studio where she is the assistant manager and knitting class instructor.
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California debates a retirement savings fix

by Mark Garrison Mar 30, 2016
A new state-required plan could lead to automatic retirement savings for 6.8 million private-sector workers.
A number of state, local and federal governments are considering programs that would provide more retirement savings options. 
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Treasury Sec. Lew talks savings and currency abuse

by David Brancaccio Nov 13, 2015
Lew argues for transparency, not controls, when it comes to currency manipulation.

Many boomers can't afford to retire

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 3, 2015
Lost wealth from the recession and longer life expectancy are partly to blame.

New Proposed Rules for Retirement Investments

by David Weinberg Apr 15, 2015
Federal regulators are proposing new rules to protect retirement savings. As part of Obama’s stated plan to bolster the middle class, the Labor Department proposed changes to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. The rules are designed to protect retirees…