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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.

How to Make Sure You Can Always Find a Job

The old ways of thinking about your career no longer apply. But with a little planning, and thinking outside the box, you can almost guarantee that you will always have a job.

7 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Plan

An efficient retirement plan can help shave off years of working 9 to 5 and also reduce stress because you are simply more in tune with your progress.

7 New Trends in Retirement

Your retirement is likely to be quite different from what your parents experienced. Here's seven current trends in the world of retirement.

Are You Earning Too Little?

Earning too little money is a common problem, but there is something those who would like to bring home more cash can do about it.

5 Things Retirees Miss About Work

Being able to avoid rush hour traffic, mindless meetings, jerky co-workers and stressful assignments is great, but there are a few downsides to retirement.

5 Surprisingly Smart Ways to Blow $1,000 of Your Tax Refund

You may see your tax refund check as a choice between a crazy splurge and responsible saving. But you could also put that money to work for you less conventionally. Here are five good ways to spend $1,000 of your April windfall that you might not have considered.

Job-Hunting Tips for Today's Unemployed College Grads

The unemployment rate might have dropped to 8.6% last month, but recent college grads are still having a hard time landing full-time employment. Preparation is key: Here are eight quick tips from experts on the necessary steps to land that job.

New College Grad? Hope You Learned to Tend Bar

When history tallies up the biggest losers of the Great Recession, it's not hard to guess who will top the list. Facing a brutal job market, plummeting wages, and a mountain of debt, many recent college grads have fallen behind before they've officially started their careers.

Young People Pessimistic About Financial Futures

These days, 20-somethings aren't just the young and the restless -- they're the young and the anxious. According to The PNC Financial Services Group's Financial Independence Survey, that demographic is full of financial fears.

How to Trade Retirement for More Time Off

Houston tax attorney David Shoemaker doesn't want to wait around for retirement. Instead, he has opted for a job that gives him three months off each year so he can enjoy life now. Here's how he traded his future retirement for quality of life today.

Men vs. Women on Money: Polls Reveal Odd Differences

Men's lifestyle website AskMen's Great Annual Survey polled men on a host of subjects: Careers, relationships and -- most important for us at DailyFinance -- their financial opinions. Then they teamed with Cosmopolitan to get the female point of view. And some of the gender disparities were pretty striking.

Social Recruiting: The Next Big Thing for Job Seekers

When it comes to finding your next employer, online job boards are out and social recruiting is in, says Robert McGovern, CEO of JobFox.com, a free website that enables job seekers to tap into private hiring networks. We chat with McGovern about the new era of online job hunting.