All Things #Retirement - Editor, Retirement Weekly; Columnist/Contributor, MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal & USA TODAY; Adjunct @ Salem State Univ.; Speaker

Q & A: Do I need Medicare Part B coverage?

marketwatch.com — By Question: I am a retired federal employee and both my wife and I are covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program. We are both 65 and I am considering the need for Medicare Part B.

Retirement news: The week in review

marketwatch.com — By From PlanSponsor 1. If today's working-age households had the same level of student debt as those recently leaving college, an additional 4.6% would be at risk of having inadequate income in retirement, researchers found. Read more. 2.

Retirement research worth reading

Investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By State Street Global Advisors has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an exchange-traded fund investing in fixed-income securities. The SPDR Dorsey Wright Fixed Income Allocation ETF would track a Dorsey Wright index made up of SPDR ETFs.

Will your job benefits get better this year?

marketwatch.com — By If your finances don't improve this year, don't blame your employer. Blame yourself. Yes, employers - mostly large and some smallish - are expected to offer workers this year more tools and services to improve finances, according to Aon Hewitt's 2016 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Well-Being report.

Paying for health costs in retirement

marketwatch.com — By The average per-person, out-of-pocket spending for households ages 65 and older during a two-year period on doctor visits, dentist visits and prescription drugs (referred to collectively as recurring health-care services) is roughly $2,500 for both single and couple households, according to new report published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By Elevation ETF Trust has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an exchange-traded fund investing in global water-related businesses that serve energy, industrial and utility companies. The Summit Water ETF would track the Zacks Global Water Index.

Investment commentary roundup

marketwatch.com — By From S&P Capital IQ + SNL Should the S&P 500 slip into its 13th bear market since WWII, and its performance emulates the average for all bear markets, history says be prepared for a total price decline of more than 30% that will take an additional five months to bottom after finally falling through the 20% decline threshold (in other words, take 14 months to go from peak to trough), and then take nearly two years to get back to break-even.

Retirement research worth reading

marketwatch.com — By 1. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission [MEDPAC]/Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission: Beneficiaries Dually Eligible For Medicare And Medicaid: Data Book 2. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics: Mortality Among Centenarians in the United States, 2000-2014 3.

One more nail in the coffin for using income-replacement rates for retirement planning

marketwatch.com — By The income replacement rate (that being income immediately following retirement divided by income immediately preceding retirement) has become widely used as a measure of economic preparation for retirement. But a new study by Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder, both with the RAND Corporation, suggests that a number of relevant issues are not adequately captured by the replacement rate concept.
Jan 23, 2016

Good-bye income-replacement rates for #retirement planning Q&A w/ RAND's Michael Hurd & Susann Rohwedder on.mktw.net/1PL7ZI0

Jan 26, 2016

ICYMI: Q&A w/ Michael Hurd & Susann Rohwedder of @MRRCumich on income-replacement rates for #retirement planning on.mktw.net/1PL7ZI0

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Feb 05, 2016

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Feb 04, 2016

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Feb 04, 2016

RT @fi360: Legislative efforts to stop #DOL #fiduciary rule destined to fail. ow.ly/XXiPx

Feb 04, 2016

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Feb 04, 2016

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