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Grantham’s terrifying new forecasts

I've never seen a forecast this bad

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Is there a way to avoid doing stupid things in your old age?

A new book takes an irreverent look at getting older.

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This ‘fruit pyramid’ can help you build the retirement that’s right for you

A simple model to help you understand your retirement options for a healthy fiscal future, with strategies to mitigate the inherent risks of your situation.

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We have $8 million saved for retirement, are in our early 50s and want to retire early, but are worried about healthcare expenses — what can we do?

Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com

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While many are looking for work, some older workers are jumping at the chance for a new start

Plenty of people over 50 are part of 'The Big Quit,' and heading for better jobs, starting their own ventures or simply retiring.

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It won’t end with Bill and Melinda Gates. Get ready for the demise of more marriages.

Financial considerations for gray divorce

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Worried about a hike in capital-gains taxes?

3 tips for a tax-smart portfolio

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What happened the last time the economy emerged from a pandemic?

A historical perspective on whether inflation’s spike is temporary

News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement

Retirement news and analysis

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Bonds that can thrive despite higher global inflation and interest rates

Not all countries’ bonds will suffer even if global inflation heats up

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Up to your neck in medical debt? You probably live in a red state

Medical debt is concentrated in states that have not participated in the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion program

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Empower to buy 4,300 retirement plans from Prudential in deal worth $3.55 billion

Are you a Prudential retirement plan participant? How the Empower acquisition will impact you

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Panama or Portugal: Which expat favorite is right for your retirement?

Often, I get asked why we left Panama and which country is better. Comparing two, totally different countries is like comparing night and day, but I will attempt to give a brief rundown of each, according to my opinion…

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Medicare covers hospital care and doctor visits. But did you know it also covers grief counseling and depression screening?

How to select a provider

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Lessons from a real-life downsizing

Why a 30-cup coffee urn, five hoses and a set of china for 16 came with us to our senior living cottage. This is what the move of a professional downsizer looked like.

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Should seniors get reverse mortgages?

A reverse mortgage is a major financial move

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Are your retirement savings on track? These benchmarks can help determine where you stand.

What is a good retirement savings goal for your age? Here's a summary of the guidelines that many financial institutions and experts often use.

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‘I never felt like I belonged in the U.S.,’ says 62-year-old who fled Minnesota to retire in Bali — where you can live ‘very, very comfortably’ on $3,000 a month

After five divorces, she reinvented her life in Ubud. Here are the pros and cons of life in the city.

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‘I could live on my Social Security and still save money’: This 66-year-old left Chicago for ‘calming’ Costa Rica — where he now plans to live indefinitely

But he says it’s important not to ‘over-glorify’ Costa Rica, as it is ‘not without its problems.’

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If you’re a 401(k) investor, check your ‘risk aversion’—now

This euphoria will end badly -- they always do.

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Federal government’s rescue plan for multiemployer pensions falls flat, critics say

New financial-assistance program leaves the long-term health of hundreds of pension plans in significant doubt.

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Private equity does not belong in 401(k) plans

The Department of Labor should revisit its June 3, 2020 letter

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If you want to change careers after 45, you need to do this one thing first

Ageism and long-term unemployment are major blights for those in the second half of their careers

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When to consolidate your 401(k) plans — and when not to

Consolidating retirement accounts may be easier, but look at all the factors before going through with it.

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Worried about inflation? Here’s how investments did in the 1970s

The risks for investors in and near retirement

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We want to retire to a medium-sized town near the mountains and a military installation — where should we move?

We are having second thoughts about retiring in Utah because of pollution and drought

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Condo safety is often about the money—how to check out if a building is vulnerable to risks

Whether you’re looking to buy or currently own a condo, take a lesson from the Surfside tragedy and learn how to research a condo association.

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How to get good help with claiming Social Security—when and how you claim can be the difference between a decent retirement and a terrible one

Social Security expert Laurence Kotlikoff believes at least half, if not 70%, of people claiming Social Security benefits 'are making major mistakes.'

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Planning for retirement? You should also plan for inflation

Some investors may want to be more attentive to the risks of inflation than others

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Love and money: How your relationship with your spouse and your finances are connected

At its core, marriage is a business relationship