Retirement Weekly

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

Retirement news and analysis

From eLesor:

I retired at 50, went back to work at 53, then had a major medical issue that left me unemployed – ‘There’s no such thing as a safe amount of money’ for retirement: Many people dream of retiring early, but it can quickly become a disaster if the right precautions aren’t taken – or if an emergency strikes. 

‘Better than a 401(k)’? Scammer blew through more than $5 million of investors’ money earmarked for retirement: Beware scams and hackers trying to steal your hard-earned savings. 

Want to age in place? Take a realistic look around you: Although for many the goal is to live at home the rest of one’s years, it takes a lot of planning, assessing and budgeting. 

Also on eLesor:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More in retirement news:

Why is it still considered OK to be ageist? (Financial Times)

Dr. Hutch’s retirement advice for former pros: ‘By June, you’re going to be baffled at how you ever had time to train’ (Cycling Weekly)

Is traditional retirement a thing of the past? Experts weigh in (MSN)

Keither Hernandez stunned by New York Mets jersey retirement news (ESPN)

You’ve been a success on the job – here’s how to avoid ‘failing’ retirement (Florida Today)

Court rejects claim of National Guard member in dispute over retirement benefits (SCOTUSblog)

Research and Insight:

How well did the retirement saver portfolios perform in 2021 (Morningstar)

‘Great retirement’ driven by older female baby boomers (BenefitsPRO)

1 in 5 women expect to retire later due to pandemic (National Association of Plan Advisors)

Retirement pros hit back at study finding target date fund flaws (ThinkAdvisor)

How long can low wages outrun inflation (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

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

Medicare pulls back on coverage of an Alzheimer’s drug 

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

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

How to be resilient when traveling during COVID-19 

‘A wholesale attack on conventional financial planning’ – and some provocative views about retirement, Social Security and mortgages 

Have a question about Social Security? These 20,000 people might have an answer

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?