Eye on America: Retirement
Explore the changing nature of retirement and prepare for the future
4 steps to a secure retirement
If you're in your 60s, retirement may be right around the corner. What are the most important things you need to do right now to prepare? CBS New financial analyst Mellody Hobson has the answer.
Planning for retirement in your 50s
Your 50s are when you really have to put retirement on the front burner -- here are some strategies to make it happen
How good health will pay off during retirement
Being healthy can save you thousands of dollars in later years, but the time to start getting healthier is now
Planning for retirement in your 40s
This is the key decade for setting up a fulfilling retirement, but it also has pitfalls that can trip you up if you don't stay disciplined
World's 10 best cities to retire on a budget
A new book on retiring overseas ranks the most affordable destinations for American retirees
10 most affordable U.S. cities to retire
Fancy living somewhere with low taxes, affordable real estate and a reasonable cost of living? Read on
Planning for retirement in your 30s
During this critical decade for building your nest egg, avoiding too much debt is key
3 retirement moves to make in your 50s
CBS News financial analyst Mellody Hobson explains how to set the stage for a secure retirement now, plus details how much you should be saving.
Threats to a secure retirement: credit cards, college savings
When you're in your 40s, every dollar you save for retirement is essential. CBS News financial analyst Mellody Hobson details the most common obstacles to reaching retirement goals.
Where did the Social Security debate go in Congress?
Outdated Social Security program, still in place, will have to bear brunt of what seniors will need as opposed to what they're likely to have after age 65
Danger zone: America's retirement system is breaking down
Millions of people have no money set aside for their later years, while even responsible savers are falling behind
Planning for retirement in your 20s
Starting to save for retirement when you're young can lead to big payoffs
Starting to save for retirement when you're young has big payoffs
CBS News financial analyst Mellody Hobson shows just how big your nest egg can be if you start putting away money in your 20s. And, she offers ideas for jumpstarting a savings plan.
Smart retirement planning moves in your 30s
Households headed by 30-somethings are more likely than other age groups to have significant credit card debt. Don't let this stand between you and a secure retirement warns Mellody Hobson, CBS News financial analyst. She also offers suggestions for how to best save for the future, and where to invest that money.
Retirement culture in crisis: Is Congress useless?
AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner outlines a few things that even a Congress mired in gridlock can do to ease the growing number of seniors in poverty.
Gridlocked Congress: Are there real options to reform Social Security?
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ranking memner of the Special Committee on Aging, explains how federal lawmakers can realistically help the growing number of seniors falling short of what they need in retirement.
Social Security: Why Congress won’t take up the debate
AARP Legislative Policy Director David Certner says federal lawmakers have come to think of Social Security as simply a “sacrificial lamb” in budget deals.
How to retire by 36 without winning the lottery
Marc Hardekopf retired in 2013 in his mid-thirties. CBS News' Alexander Trowbridge reports on how he pulled it off.
Self-Employed cobbler cannot walk toward retirement after struggling to save
Like many entrepreneurs, shoe-repair shop owner Giovanni Perrupato has found it difficult to save money for retirement while juggling family and business costs
Business owner changes vision of retirement after making her own rules
Maria Gamb quit her corporate gig to start her own business, and now sees retirement in a whole new light
It's your retirement -- start planning now
As you get older, the task only gets more complex, but this thorough guide breaks it down into week-by-week steps
Should Americans be expected to work after 65?
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., a member of the Special Committee on Aging, explains his position on whether higher life expectancy and increasing poverty among seniors should prompt a new standard retirement age in America.
Boomer retirement strategy on an index card
If retirement planning seems too complicated for you, here's an effective strategy that's simple enough to fit on an index card
How will retirement impact my living expenses?
Use this calculator to help compare living expenses now from the day you retire
How long will my savings last?
Use this calculator to find out how long your nest egg, combined with Social Security income, will last
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