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Are pensions on a slippery slope?
Congress passed a law to save multiemployer pensions but some experts say it threatens all pensions.
Jean Chatzky: How to save wisely
These four smart savings moves can help set you on the right path to retirement.
5 ways to give grandkids money
Smart giving will maximize the value of the money you spend on your grandchildren.
Go ape in retirement
At 58, Colo, the lowland gorilla, has won the longevity prize. Here's what humans can learn from her experience.
7 steps to retirement happiness
Having money, friends and a good relationship with your significant other make the difference.
Military pension reforms considered
The cost of financing military pensions could eclipse the cost of paying current personnel, a military financial expert points out. So how do we fix that?
How to fix Social Security’s error
Think your Social Security benefit is wrong? Gather proof, contact the agency and ask for a second opinion.
Let the robot drive
Losing your ability to drive can upend your retirement, so it's good to have a transportation plan in place.
Protect your retirement first
Saving for your own retirement should trump other financial needs, including saving money to help a disabled child.
Facing the prospects of disability
The older we get, the more likely we are to develop a physical or mental impairment. It behooves us to plan ahead.
20 things we do in retirement
A new study suggests that retirees might need less income because they spend most of their time on inexpensive activities.
567 ways to collect Social Security
Waiting until age 66 to claim has a big payoff.
Snowbird costs we didn’t consider
Managing stuff in two places can be unpredictably expensive.
Time to share the bounty
When the family gets together for the holiday, it's a good time to make plans.
Have your grandkids teach you tech
Ask tech-savvy holiday visitors to teach you new and valuable skills.
Pension rollover rules clarified
The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp. has made it safer to roll over a 401(k) into an old-fashioned defined benefit pension.