All Things #Retirement - Editor, Retirement Weekly; Columnist/Contributor, MarketWatch, Wall Street Journal & USA TODAY; Adj Prof., Boston Univ.; Public speaker

The secret to a happier, healthier life: Just retire

marketwatch.com — By Retirement, contrary to popular opinion, is not the time in which your satisfaction with life declines and your health deteriorates. Instead, it's the exact opposite - retirement is likely to improve your overall happiness and health, according to a working paper just published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Jul 27, 2015

The secret to a happier, healthier life: Just #retire via @marketwatch on.mktw.net/1VIHhWx

Jul 27, 2015

Turns out, not working can make you happy: The secret to a happier life: Just retire on.mktw.net/1VIHhWx pic.twitter.com/3BMYgvJFjj

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Retirement news: The week in review

marketwatch.com — By Relatively few owners of individual retirement accounts are withdrawing money from them, and most of those who do are those over age 70½ who are required by law to take a distribution from their Traditional IRA, according to new research by the Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI).

Investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By IndexIQ has brought to the U.S. retail market three exchange-traded funds that are 50% currency hedged, providing an alternative to the traditional 100% hedging or no hedging. The IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE International ETF, the IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Europe ETF and the IQ 50 Percent Hedged FTSE Japan ETF trade on NYSE Arca.

Q&A: Social Security statements and earnings don’t match up

marketwatch.com — By Question: I want to know how to reconcile my tax returns with my Social Security statements. My earnings statements and tax returns are almost always different by 500% or more. Should I be able to look at a tax return and know what my earnings credit should be for that year?

Investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By Kevin O'Leary of ABC's "Shark Tank" has launched an exchange-traded fund as an investment vehicle for his family trust's equity portion. The O'Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF covers 140 stocks and aims for a total yield near 3%. "This is what I am putting my own money into," O'Leary said.

Retirement news: The week in review

marketwatch.com — By Independent registered investment adviser Financial Engines said it would incorporate the Social Security Administration's newly announced Social Security data file in its Financial Engines Social Security planner. The data file program was announced during Monday's White House Conference on Aging.

What to do if you’re saving for retirement and worried about Greece

marketwatch.com — By If you're saving for retirement and are concerned about the long-term impact of the economic situation in Greece and the eurozone, financial advisers recommend you stay the course - or if you don't have a solid investment policy, develop one now.
Jul 11, 2015

What to do if you’re saving for #retirement and worried about #Greece on.mktw.net/1K0ANvJ via @marketwatch

Jul 12, 2015

What to do if you’re saving for #retirement and worried about #Greece. Do you have an #IPS? via @marketwatch on.mktw.net/1K0ANvJ

The best states for retirement

marketwatch.com — By When it comes to retirement, no state is perfect. But some states are better than others, according to LPL Financial, which recently released its first Retirement Index, or RI. The RI ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their retirement desirability for pre-retirees between the ages of 45 and 64.

Investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By Gavekal Capital has brought to NYSE Arca two exchange-traded funds that buy equities of companies well-positioned to outperform rivals because they embrace innovation. The products are the Gavekal Knowledge Leaders Developed World ETF and the Gavekal Knowledge Leaders Emerging Markets ETF.

Retirement news: The week in review

marketwatch.com — By With no federal retirement initiatives in the offing, some state governments (notably Illinois) are moving to enact laws that would require many businesses that do not offer a qualified retirement plan to use their payroll systems to automatically offer individual retirement accounts to their workers.
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Jul 27, 2015

@myersbradley Don't disagree. Just giving this bit of research its due.

Jul 27, 2015

The secret to a happier, healthier life: Just #retire via @marketwatch on.mktw.net/1VIHhWx

Jul 26, 2015

Social Security claiming strategy for divorced working woman usat.ly/1MQ1cgi via @usatoday

Jul 26, 2015

Lessons from an end-of-life financial planning story by Jennefer Walsh CFP for #RetirementWeekly on.mktw.net/1DF3edM

Jul 24, 2015

The 96-year-old archer who won gold at National Senior Games has no plans to #retire wpo.st/0zuR0

Jul 24, 2015

Afraid your #retirement nest egg won’t last long? You’re not alone writes @perfiguy wpo.st/avuR0

Jul 24, 2015

Link found between student's chosen major, parents' income usat.ly/1ehm7gl via @usatodaycollege

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