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Americans say they want it to cover expenses for at least 14 years after they die – but few do the math.

A new study finds women are just as likely to contribute to IRAs as men but still have smaller balances.

People are more willing to gamble with their health than their retirement, a new study finds.

Regulators are starting to take notice of companies' questionable 401(k) practices, following AOL's controversial changes to its 401(k) plan.

We explain why the nation is facing a severe pension crisis -- in two charts.

  • Michael Fletcher
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  • Economy
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  • Feb 26, 2014
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Tim Armstrong has an explanation for why his company pulled back its 401(k) benefits for employees this year: Obamacare.

A new report finds that states often spend more on tax breaks and subsidies for businesses than funding their bloated pension plans.

It might be small, but it's a way of getting people in the habit.

Warren's tweak isn't a good one. But using Social Security to deal with the looming retirement crisis is overdue.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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When people have to choose to put away money for retirement, those without much will save less.

"So essentially, you are in favor of genocide of seniors," wrote one reader in response to my column on the best reason to worry about the deficit. "I was correct in my assessment of you."

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 18, 2013
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Baby Boomers are putting off retirement and staying in the workforce longer, raising concerns that younger workers aren't getting a chance. But new research says that isn't so.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Oct 8, 2012
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