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How to help your parents organize their finances

Preparation can help ease the transition from one life stage to another

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Allowing ESG funds as default in 401(k) plans would just siphon money from workers to Wall Street

Many ESG funds are a marketing ploy to repackage actively managed investments

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You’re probably sabotaging yourself when it comes to finances. How to spot it — and stop it

Behavioral finance means learning how to be your own best friend -- instead of your own worst enemy -- when it comes to money

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The hearing for Britney Spears and her ‘toxic’ conservatorship case approaches — why all Americans, especially older ones, should stay tuned

The pop singer has been under a conservatorship for more than a decade

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How to get a $1 million financial education that costs next to nothing

Books, lectures and courses available to anyone

Latest from Retirement Weekly

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To Roth or not to Roth? Part II

Further discussion of research that challenges the conventional wisdom

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What’s the point of owning bonds?

If the goal is stability, risks can be managed

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How to change your financial mindset

Before the world returns to full speed, it's time to take stock

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

Retirement news and analysis

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To Roth or not to Roth?

A new study challenges conventional thinking on Roth conversions

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Talk to your parents about their retirement plans — sooner rather than later

The conversation may be uncomfortable, but it’s important

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Survival advice for women—or anyone—who’s nervous about money

A candid chat with Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist and author of 'What to Do With Your Money When Crisis Hits'

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Free beer, tacos, cash prizes—can vaccine incentives overcome fear and mistrust?

A significant number of older Americans remain unvaccinated. But it's not just skepticism that's keeping them away.

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I want to retire in ‘a liberal-thinking area’ on $3,000 a month, including rent — where should I go?

Hiking, biking and gardening are priorities.

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We want moderate weather and live within an hour of the mountains and less than three hours to the beach — where should we retire?

Also on the wish list: walkable neighborhoods and access to theater, music and great restaurants.

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This is where older Americans find the most happiness

Some surprising lessons from COVID-19

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‘I’m 73 and fed up with California and want a gun-friendly, affordable city with good weather — so where should I retire?’

Some hidden gems to consider in Georgia, New Mexico and Arkansas.

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The new cruise ship rulebook: What to know about booking a trip, getting on board, and other changes

Some people who enjoy cruising remain leery, but many others are eager to set sail. Here are some tips from the experts on what to expect.

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Before you move to a new town in retirement, check the local Walmart – and 5 other hard-learned lessons

Waterfront is overrated. And you can't ignore politics, much as you'd like.

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Prescriptions alone cost us $5,000 a month: How the health care system fails working Americans

Health care costs have grown faster than wages, and employer-provided insurance may not be enough to cover out-of-pocket costs for workers who get sick or injured.

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Worried you might outlive your savings? Try these 6 strategies

You can still strengthen your retirement plan --- even if you're already retired

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Social Security checks on track for their biggest annual boost since 2009

Some modestly good news — if recent trends continue.

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We have $1.6 million but most is locked in our 401(k) plans — how can we retire early without paying so much in taxes?

Have a question about your retirement, including where to live? Email [email protected]

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Young people should start planning for this depressing eventuality now

The number of people needing long-term care services will double by 2065, study finds

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I want to retire in Texas and near freshwater on $4,000 a month — where should I go?

Here are three suggestions that fit the bill.

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We want to retire in a place with a low cost of living, no humidity and no colder than 50 degrees — I freeze easily! Where should we go?

The house budget is broad: $250,000 to $450,000.

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I’m 49, my wife is 34, we have 4 kids and $2.3 million saved. I earn $300K a year but ‘lose a lot of sleep worrying about tomorrow’ — when can I retire?

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

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I’m 40, and a single, military dad of 2; I have rental income, $100K in retirement savings and expect at least $3K a month in retirement — what am I missing?

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

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You could unwittingly triple your Medicare premiums — here’s what to watch for

These 5 financial moves could increase your Medicare premiums.

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I want to move to a walkable, historic, four-season town and have a budget of $30,000 a year — where should I retire?

'I've been a city dweller all my life and big city/urban sprawl is not my first preference.'