Retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and http://WealthManagement.com; author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security.

Mark Miller's Biography

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Midwest reporter for Beverage Industry - a trade magazine covering soft drinks, beer and wine.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yep.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Raoul Duke.

Managed Accounts in The Workplace

wealthmanagement.com — Shivendu Jauhari/iStock/Thinkstock Retirement savers who get professional help with their 401(k) portfolios stand a good chance of seeing better outcomes than those who don't. But that doesn't mean plan sponsors or participants are rushing to adopt one-on-one advisory services. The U.S.
Aug 28, 2015

Why 401(k) managed accounts don't get much respect - although perhaps they should. My column @wealth_mgmt wealthmanagement.com/retirement-pla…

Young workers in target-date funds hit hard by market drop

reuters.com — The average 25-year-old fully invested in a 2060 target-date fund series saw a 10 percent decline in account value from the market's recent peak on July 17 through Monday's close, according to Morningstar - close to the 10.96 percent decline of the S&P 500 over that period.
Aug 27, 2015

Young target date fund investors got hit hardest in the market rout; how will they handle volatility? reuters.com/article/2015/0… @ReutersMoney

Aug 28, 2015

Millennial investors hit the hardest? Ave 25-yr-old fully invested in 2060 target-date fund saw 10% decline in value: ow.ly/RvLkP

COLUMN-Young workers in target-date funds hit hard by market drop

reuters.com — By Mark Miller CHICAGO Aug 27(Reuters) - As the stock market has whipsawed over the past two weeks, young workers who have all their retirement funds tied up in long-range target-date funds may have been the hardest hit.

Seniors gear up for the sharing economy

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:57 AM CHICAGO (Reuters) - Five dollars may not sound like much pay for doing a job, but do not tell that to Brooke Folk.

Seniors gear up for the sharing economy

reuters.com — At age 67, Folk spends up to 30 hours a week on projects generated through Fiverr.com ( fiverr.com), a shared-economy website that requires all its vendors to offer something to customers for just $5 and takes a 20 percent commission on earnings.

COLUMN-Seniors gear up for the sharing economy

reuters.com — By Mark Miller CHICAGO Aug 20 (Reuters) - Five dollars may not sound like much pay for doing a job, but do not tell that to Brooke Folk. At age 67, Folk spends up to 30 hours a week on projects generated through Fiverr.com ( fiverr.com), a shared-economy website that requires all its vendors to offer something to customers for just $5 and takes a 20 percent commission on earnings.

Big changes ahead for small-business retirement plans

reuters.com — Roughly half of the U.S. states are working to create government-sponsored automatic individual retirement account (IRA) plans that would enroll workers without access to employer-sponsored retirement plans. California, Illinois, Oregon and Washington state have taken the lead, passing legislation to launch Secure Choice Pension programs. California and Illinois both aim to begin enrolling workers in 2017.

COLUMN-Big changes ahead for small-business retirement plans

reuters.com — By Mark Miller CHICAGO Aug 13 (Reuters) - If you work for a small business that doesn't have a retirement plan, help is on the way. Roughly half of the U.S. states are working to create government-sponsored automatic individual retirement account (IRA) plans that would enroll workers without access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Aug 13, 2015

.@WhiteHouse throws in the towel on auto-IRA, turns attention to helping states get the job done. reuters.com/article/2015/0… @ReutersMoney

With HORRORSTÖR, IKEA Gets a Horror Makeover in FOX TV Series

brandchannel.com — Think shopping at IKEA on a weekend is a terrifying experience? You're not alone. And before long, you can watch a spooky TV series based on HORRORSTÖR, a novel published last September that was inspired by creepy goings and scary supernatural deeds on at a thinly disguised IKEA store.

Bad news on cost of living raises for Social Security

reuters.com — The Medicare premium hikes will hit only 30 percent of beneficiaries: those who are not protected from a "hold-harmless" provision in federal law that prohibits any premium hike that produces a net reduction in Social Security benefits. But the increases suggest strongly that the recent trend of moderate healthcare inflation is ending.
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Aug 28, 2015

Why 401(k) managed accounts don't get much respect - although perhaps they should. My column @wealth_mgmt wealthmanagement.com/retirement-pla…

Aug 28, 2015

Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees n.pr/1hipk10 @npr

Aug 28, 2015

Market drop reminds us: Americans need an 'idiot-proof' retirement system - #SocialSecurity fw.to/4mrO1T @DeanBaker13 @ceprdc

Aug 27, 2015

Young target date fund investors got hit hardest in the market rout; how will they handle volatility? reuters.com/article/2015/0… @ReutersMoney

Aug 26, 2015

Retirees need to fact-check Social Security office advice reut.rs/1JVHum0 via @Reutersmoney @lizweston

Aug 24, 2015

Democratic candidates want the rich to pay for fatter Social Security checks wpo.st/5agW0

Aug 22, 2015

As Workers Delay Retirement, Some Bosses Become More Flexible nyti.ms/1E9PYE6 @kerryhannon


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