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3 Simple Ways to Increase Your Retirement Income

A new report reveals the nation's dire state of retirement readiness -- and also how deflated so many people feel about their prospects. But don't just give up: Here are the three key areas where you can squeeze out more money to cover your retirement living expenses.

Could Slowing Health Care Costs Save Medicare?

The rise in health care costs has significantly outpaced both inflation and economic growth for decades, leading to increasingly dire projections about Medicare's long-term solvency in recent years. Yet some promising trends suggest the government program may get a new lease on life.

Why Aren't You Raising Your Financial IQ?

In the game of life, education is by far the most important variable dividing those who play well from those who don't. And that applies to financial literacy too: The more you know, the better your money and investing decisions, and the more wealth you'll accumulate.

5 Signs You're Getting Robbed at the Hospital

High hospital costs seem to be a fact of life that most Americans have reluctantly come to accept. What most people don't realize, however, is that not all of those charges are legit: Many medical bills contain fraudulent charges.

Dendreon Shares Slide on Medicare Payment Worries

The stock sank on Thursday after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it was evaluating data on Provenge, the company's prostate cancer vaccine, to decide whether to cover the drug for seniors nationwide.