Tallying up the recession's toll on retirement security
December 29, 2011
Budget cutters consider raising Social Security age limits, but many people already are working longer.
November 17, 2011
Here's how mid-career workers can stay employed and employable.
September 29, 2011
Knowing the rules for applying can significantly increase lifetime income, especially for women.
September 22, 2011
Politicians' descriptions influence public perceptions of Social Security and Medicare.
September 15, 2011
Take these 8 steps to protect yourself or an aging parent. P.S. Don't procrastinate.
August 25, 2011
Reduced Social Security, Medicare benefits would widen income disparities for black and Latino households.
August 11, 2011
No matter where this summer's fiscal debate goes in Washington, expect discussion of Social Security and cost-of-living adjustments to stay hot.
July 28, 2011
In many cases it's a good idea to postpone filing for benefit so you can maximize your monthly income.
June 8, 2011
Columnist sorts through Social Security's finances as people of all ages fret about the program's future.
June 2, 2011
Lawmakers debate changes to bolster pension program that aids workers when companies go belly up.
May 25, 2011
Proposed plan would replace fee-for-service Medicare with a voucher to buy private health insurance.
May 19, 2011
Americans are living longer, but does that mean everyone needs to work longer, too?
May 12, 2011
Changes planned to offset the cost of health-care reform by reducing subsidies for people who don't really need the help.
April 28, 2011
Instead, the federal agency is working on an online download option for retirement benefit updates.
April 21, 2011
Complaints about target date funds include high fees and misunderstandings about investment risks.
April 14, 2011
Here are three ways to add inflation buffers to your long-term money picture.
April 7, 2011
Pay attention to the fiscal health of your own plan, rather than overreacting to pension battles in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
February 24, 2011
How the health care reform legislation affects people over 50, but still too young for Medicare coverage.
January 27, 2011
Shock of Gray
author predicts the expansion of the U.S. workforce will be among people over 50.
January 20, 2011
Outcomes depends on your gender, how you invest the money and whether you're married,
January 13, 2011
Are we on the verge of a major shift in the investment landscape?
January 6, 2011
The largest generation's symbolic milepost sparks new thinking about aging and encore careers.
January 3, 2011
Middle-aged consumers should pay close attention to court and Capitol Hill battles.
December 27, 2010
Here's the latest on impact of tax deal and other financial changes.
December 16, 2010
It's a time to proceed with caution as you weigh new coverage.
November 29, 2010
Bipartisan plans include cutbacks and new revenue.
November 18, 2010
Study shows sharp rise in bankruptcy filings among people over 55.
November 4, 2010
Columnist says a one-time adjustment doesn't make sense in current economic climate.
October 21, 2010
It's important to review your choices annually, especially this year as new health care policies take effect.
October 14, 2010
Small Business Jobs Act expands the opportunity to convert tax-sheltered retirement savings to Roth accounts.
October 7, 2010
The new health care reform law closes Medicare's "doughnut hole." Here's how it works.
September 24, 2010
Study suggests universal health coverage will spur greater employment mobility among baby boomers.
September 16, 2010
Many families are turning to retirement accounts to pay bills and college tuition.
September 10, 2010
Columnist answers questions from his reader mailbag.
August 26, 2010
Research shows fees are an important predictor of investment success.
August 20, 2010
Should you collect benefits at 62 or wait until 66?
August 12, 2010
The new law includes improvements to Medicare and does not cut benefits.
August 6, 2010
In wake of a burst housing bubble, living decisions require a reality check.
July 29, 2010
Study details retirement savings shortfalls in all income groups.
July 23, 2010
Secure retirement income is a hot topic, but some question annuity hype.
July 15, 2010
Women still have lower lifetime earning and are less likely than men to have pension income.
July 9, 2010
Many Americans make the costly mistake of starting their checks at 62 and forego thousands of dollars in lifetime benefits.
June 24, 2010
Postponing retirement can pay a surprisingly big bonus.
June 17, 2010
New health care reform law establishes a national insurance program that will be rolled out over next few years.
June 4, 2010
New book profiles people who've made successful career transitions--often into colorful new lives.
May 20, 2010
Be wary of tools that oversimplify retirement planning.
April 28, 2010
National commission convenes next week to weigh possible solutions to debt and deficit woes.
April 22, 2010
Your brain doesn't care how old you are; it just wants to be stimulated and shaped.
April 16, 2010
In the next eight years, at least 5 million positions will open up in education, health, nonprofits and government, economist says.
April 10, 2010