Anthony Volastro, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

Many Americans heading toward retirement are hoping to exit the workforce on time instead of working longer just to play retirement savings catch-up. The problem is, a majority of pre-retirees are not so confident that they will be able to pull it off, say industry experts. There is a viable option, however. Whether it’s an …

Many of America’s baby boomers are gearing up for retirement, banking on Social Security, 401(k) plans and their home equity to keep them afloat through their golden years. Today, boomers between the ages of 50 and 68 account for more than 25 percent of the country’s population. Every day for the next 19 years, close …

U.S. households are approaching the halfway mark when it comes to owning mutual funds—44 percent now do, according to the latest numbers from the Investment Company Institute. And the bulk of them have their employers to thank: The ICI’s “2013 Investment Company Fact Book” study found that 72 percent of households owning mutual funds have dollars …

When it comes to retirement saving, it doesn’t matter how old you are, because all generations are in trouble. Whether a baby boomer, Gen Xer or millennial, many Americans find themselves in the same boat: not having a solid plan for retirement. Although different generations are facing different threats, a study conducted by financial-education company Financial Finesse found that …

Ever find yourself around the watercooler discussing with co-workers how your 401(k) is performing—likely leading to the increasingly popular “I’ll never be able to retire” discussion? It’s becoming a bit of a modern-day lament, begging the question: Why do Americans have this doom-and-gloom attitude about their golden years’ financial situation? Academic, institutional and media reports …