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Do 401(k) plans unfairly help the wealthy?

The current retirement system doesn't work, Michael Doran argues in 'The Great Retirement Fraud'

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13 top books on personal finance, investing, paying for college and more

Personal finance writers share their favorites, some newly published and others that are classics, but all are helpful.

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I’m 68, my husband is terminally ill, and his $3 million estate will go to his son. I want to spend the rest of my days traveling — will I have enough money?

Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at [email protected]

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I retired at 50, went back to work at 53, and then a medical issue left me jobless: ‘There’s no such thing as a safe amount of [retirement] money’

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‘I got the greatest seat in the country at age 16’—in his new memoir, Carl Bernstein talks about his early years of reporting, and today’s media landscape

In an interview, the legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Watergate journalist discusses his book, “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom.”

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Young workers wonder: ‘When should I start saving for retirement?’

Gen Z workers are likely to want financial help and would accept it from variety of sources

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Women were hit hardest by COVID financial setbacks

Already lagging in retirement security, they fell behind men even more

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The No. 1 thing that can improve the retirement security of older workers

Most of the things we worry about make little difference

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The good news hidden in the bond market’s 2021 losses

Low correlations mean that bonds zig when stocks zag

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My brother stole from our elderly parents — how did we miss the signs?

An adult child tries to figure out where the family went wrong -- and their aging mother is at risk

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Behold, the 7 ‘most hated’ assets for 2022

Look at what the big-money geniuses are doing -- and do the exact opposite

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Would 401(k) participants use a Social Security ‘bridge’ option?

Recent experiment suggests they’re interested, and more information would increase participation

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I love small towns and rail-trails. My house budget is $200,000 — so where can I retire?

Can you suggest some walkable towns with 3,000 to 10,000 people that are county seats and/or college towns and are politically liberal?

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Climate change exposes older adults to more of these health hazards—here’s how to prepare

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to these impacts on health and safety that are caused by climate change. Here are some precautions to take.

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Are you prepared for a crash? Here’s how to protect your investments.

By taking the right precautions now, you can sleep soundly when the stock market drops and stays there for a while, something that's bound to happen.

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New study on 401(k) leakages narrows the range of estimates

Leakages probably reduce age 60 balances by 30%. Is that bad or good?

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Beware this ‘dangerous blessing’ for 401(k)s

Investors tend to see their risk preferences drift in reaction to past experiences

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‘Better than a 401(k)’? Scammer blew through more than $5 million of investors’ money earmarked for retirement

SEC says Texas veterans, others, missed the red flags.

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Aging in place can be a nightmare if you’re not properly prepared

It’s important to anticipate our housing needs and develop a plan that accommodates future infirmities

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I lost my job at 58. Here’s how I was able to get by until retirement

My life became a lot leaner over the next few years

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For Gen X, financial planning is more accessible—and important than ever

Gen Xers need to move forward and conquer money fears head on. And that includes getting a financial planner.

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Fly direct, skip the first restroom, and 7 other insider travel tips from a retired airline pilot

42 years of lessons to make your trips less stressful

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Retiring early this year? Look through Affordable Care Act plans now before the deadline Saturday

Close the healthcare gap before you claim Medicare

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How to figure out what to do in retirement, and make the transition

A satisfying retirement is crafted with small steps and a sprinkling of serendipity that leads you in a new direction. Here are 5 key steps to making the transition.

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Make sure your aging parents have the right health care—and that they don’t get scammed

Try these tips to be the best advocate for your parents when and if they need your help.

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Do ‘ethical’ pension funds have a private equity problem?

A recent study adds to the growing evidence that private-equity managers are driving unethical business practices where they find an opportunity

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Medicare pulls back on coverage of an Alzheimer’s drug

Aduhelm's cost and effectiveness have sparked criticism

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Property taxes keep going up: What retirees should do — and not do — if they can’t pay them

The tax hikes hit financially vulnerable homeowners the hardest. But there are exemptions and relief programs available for people on a fixed income.

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You have more access to your 401(k) than you think — and that’s not always a good thing

When it makes sense to dip into your retirement account -- and when it doesn't