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When a Spouse Inherits an IRA

When it comes to deciding what to do with the proceeds from a deceased husband's (or wife's) IRA, the surviving spouse who inherits an IRA has a choice.

The Retirement Reality Gap

Here's a look at the perceptions of today's workers about retirement and the realities of actually being retired.

How to Manage Money in Your 30s

Your 30s is pivotal decade and a time of life that plays an important role when making choices about retirement, home buying and other money matters.

Beware of These Retirement Pitfalls

Retirement has the potential to be a fulfilling and an exciting adventure, but you need to be careful to avoid these gotchas along the way.

Why Retirement is Well Earned

For those fortunate enough to join the ranks of the retired, the journey to get there is often a story worth telling, as is the story of those who are unable to retire.

How I Know I'm Ready to Retire

For some people reaching age 65 is the trigger for retirement, but it can be difficult to know if the time is right to make the move into your second act.

7 Reasons Not to Move in Retirement

It might seem fun to move to a new place in retirement, but there are also many drawbacks of moving away from your friends, family and support system.

Boomers Need to Talk About Long-Term Care

No one wants to talk about death, illness or divorce, but holiday get-togethers provide an opportunity to get discuss these important topics to ensure a successful retirement.

80 Is the New 65: How High Should We Boost Retirement Age?

Imagine what life would be like if we tacked 15 years onto the official retirement age -- it's not a particularly far-fetched scenario. AIG CEO Robert Benmosche has warned that Europe may have to do just that, and the U.S. will soon face a similar crisis.

Don't Let Grandma Get Scammed

In a shaky economy, senior citizens have become a prime target for scammers. Here are some of the common scams -- and warning signs -- to watch out for, along with some tips on how to protect your elderly loved ones.

The Price of Aging: Will It Break National Budgets?

Thirty out of 49 major developed countries could see their credit ratings plummet to junk status if they don't make changes soon, says a Standard & Poor's study. The biggest problem is health care spending on the elderly, particularly for long-term care.