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Social Security is under pressure, senior citizens are battling a health crisis — it’s not easy aging in America

Social Security is more important than ever

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I have a rollover IRA and need some help figuring out retirement-plan contributions

How to choose between the rollover IRA and the Roth?

by Dan Moisand
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Is it safe to go back to the gym if you’re over 50?

Are the rewards of working out at the gym worth the risk of catching a virus that’s still infecting thousands of Americans?

by Diane Eastabrook
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My retirement income is just $16,600 a year, but I want to retire in a beach town ‘where the sky is blue and the water warm’ — where should I go?

3 spots to consider

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Why you should consider today’s most unpopular investment

What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?

by Mark Hulbert
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You dreamed of retirement for decades. Now it’s a lockdown nightmare, so here’s how to cope

You dreamed of liberation — now you’re confined

by Morey Stettner
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When can I take money out of my Roth IRA tax-free?

Two 5-year rules come up with Roth IRAs

by Dan Moisand

Retirement news: A single mom retires a millionaire, the Roth vs. regular IRA debate, and giving back your RMD

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

by Alessandra Malito
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How retirees can try their hands at day trading

Believe it or not, there are some circumstances in which it’s OK to try

by Mark Hulbert

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Hot springs in January, no traffic, and universal health care — the best retirement escape you’ve never heard of

Oh, and it’s not too hard to immigrate, says Boston finance executive Matt Patsky.

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This is the best state to retire — but you may not want to go there just yet

There are many considerations to weigh when picking a place to live

by Alessandra Malito
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We have $190,000 in retirement savings and want to use the COVID-related distribution rules to pay off $40,000 in debt — should we?

The CARES Act allows some savers to take money out of their retirement accounts — but advisers say they should proceed with caution.

by Alessandra Malito
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Why your first five years of retirement are critical

Don’t get forced into a corner

by Paul Brandus
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My dad left me his IRA when he died, is there a way to share it with my siblings?

This could be a big undertaking

by Dan Moisand
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A traditional 401(k) is better than a Roth 401(k) — except in this surprising situation

A traditional 401(k) has the advantage of more options later on, but a Roth may be the smarter choice for big savers.

by Nick Maggiulli
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Preparing kids for adulthood: 5 secrets to an easier launch

A few flight lessons that will allow the fledglings to take off, fly, and land smoothly on the journey to adulthood.

by Linda Hanstra
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Why there’s so much drama about when to claim Social Security

We’re not entirely rational

by Mark Hulbert
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I’ve got a budget of $3,300 a month and want to be near some ‘wild’ areas — where should I retire?

Three suggestions within a day’s drive of northern New Jersey.

by Silvia Ascarelli
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A lifelong friendship with baseball legend Tom Seaver

The of ‘Tom Seaver and Me’ talks about lessons learned from the N.Y. Mets pitching ace.

by Pete Croatto
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COVID-19 survivor rejected for volunteering, here’s how she found a way to give back

There’s only a window of time that you can donate plasma with antibodies. Here’s how it works.

by Michele Turk
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I want to get out of New York state and retire to a rural location with four seasons — where should I go?

This reader wants a hobby farm and to be close to a vibrant downtown.

by Silvia Ascarelli
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4 ways to build your wealth and make it last longer

Retirees: It may be time to ditch your investment strategy

by Jonathan Clements
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Who knew? Pandemics and recessions don’t put people ‘in the mood’

Why the coronavirus could shrink your Social Security years from now

by Paul Brandus
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Divorce inspired this woman to learn about money and she retired early

When Jackie Cummings Koski was getting a divorce, she learned that she'd saved much less than her husband in her 401(k). That led her on a path to FIRE, and after retiring at 49, she's on a mission to spread financial lite...

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Coronavirus isn’t the only concern in moving a parent to long-term care; here’s what you should know

Here are some questions to ask to vet potential assisted living facilities for a loved one.

by Andrea Cooper
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How grim is the outlook for aging in America?

Three experts weigh in on funding, the pandemic and other concerns; and a few rays of hope.

by Richard Eisenberg
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Do you regret taking a distribution from your retirement plans? The IRS says you can give it back

The Internal Revenue Service just allowed individuals to roll required minimum distributions back into their retirement plans.

by Alessandra Malito
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Failing to secure your financial future and 4 other common mistakes women make during divorce

How to achieve a better resolution

by Steph Wagner
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Can my investments survive a crisis if I retire early? It did for these FIRE pioneers living in Mexico

‘The FIRE lifestyle prepares one for situations like COVID, in that we are already living within our means and have no debt.’

by Alessandra Malito