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

See: http://retirementrevised.com/about

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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.

Tapping retirement accounts early: the ins and outs

reuters.com — CHICAGO 401(k) accounts are not designed as piggy banks to be tapped for nonretirement expenses. But stuff happens. Since the Great Recession, loans from 401(k) accounts have been rising. Some 17.6 percent of plan participants had loans outstanding last year, compared with 15.3 percent in 2008, according to the Investment Company Institute (ICI).

Tapping Retirement Accounts Early: The Ins and Outs

wealthmanagement.com — (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) CHICAGO, April 28 (Reuters) - 401(k) accounts are not designed as piggy banks to be tapped for nonretirement expenses. But stuff happens. Since the Great Recession, loans from 401(k) accounts have been rising.

COLUMN-Tapping retirement accounts early: the ins and outs

reuters.com — (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO, April 28 401(k) accounts are not designed as piggy banks to be tapped for nonretirement expenses. But stuff happens. Since the Great Recession, loans from 401(k) accounts have been rising.

U.S. Medicare end-of-life counseling off to slow start

reuters.com — CHICAGO, April 21 Older patients want to talk with their doctors about how they will die, but are doctors ready to have the conversation? Medicare began reimbursing physicians in January for time spent discussing their patients' end-of-life wishes. While 95 percent of U.S.

COLUMN-U.S. Medicare end-of-life counseling off to slow start

reuters.com — (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO, April 21 Older patients want to talk with their doctors about how they will die, but are doctors ready to have the conversation? Medicare began reimbursing physicians in January for time spent discussing their patients' end-of-life wishes.

Retirement planning 101 for young people

retirementrevised.com — I am asked often what young people can do now to start building for a secure retirement. The question itself is a great start - frankly, I never gave this much of a thought until I was well past 40. I have four short answers.

COLUMN-Employer health benefits for U.S. retirees keep declining

lifescript.com — (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) - Planning for retirement is tough enough - and it gets even tougher when retirement benefits you expect to receive from an employer are changed on short notice. But a growing number of U.S.

Employer Health Benefits for U.S. Retirees Keep Declining

wealthmanagement.com — Copyright Christopher Furlong, Getty Images (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) CHICAGO, April 14 (Reuters) - Planning for retirement is tough enough - and it gets even tougher when retirement benefits you expect to receive from an employer are changed on short notice.

Fiduciary Rule Won't Solve Retirement Savings Crisis

wealthmanagement.com — The latest numbers on the U.S. retirement crisis are in, and they point to a massive opportunity for financial planners if they can meet the challenge of providing unbiased retirement advice in a new fiduciary world. The annual survey of retirement confidence from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) released in March suggests workers are more optimistic than they've been since the Great Recession.

Employer health benefits for U.S. retirees keep declining

reuters.com — CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) Planning for retirement is tough enough - and it gets even tougher when retirement benefits you expect to receive from an employer are changed on short notice. But a growing number of U.S.
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Apr 28, 2016

Tapping retirement accounts early is an unattractive last choice, but here's how it works reuters.com/article/us-col… My column @ReutersMoney

Apr 27, 2016

RT @alexlofton: Great convo w/@RetireRevised on housing + other opportunities re #aging. Worth a follow. Encouraged me to check out @EncoreOrg@Aging20rg & @Aging20.

Apr 26, 2016

Good column by Jane Brody about an interesting book. Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond nyti.ms/1qLjrOl via @nytimeswell


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