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

Ways to improve your credit score

hattiesburgamerican.com — Credit scores influence nearly all things financial in your life. Banks, credit card companies and others use credit scores in deciding whether to give you a loan, how much money you can borrow and how much interest to charge you. Here's some advice for improving your credit score: 1.

Retirement research worth reading

marketwatch.com — By U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: An analysis of multiemployer pension plans Center for State & Local Government Excellence: The Primary and Supplemental Retirement Plans of State and Local Governments Monthly Labor Review (BLS): Trends in employment-based health insurance coverage: evidence from the National Compensation Survey To continue reading, please subscribe.

New and noteworthy investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By ValueShares is launching its first exchange-traded fund, which invests in stocks considered to be priced below their true value. The actively managed ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value ETF uses quality and valuation screens, and forensic accounting to spot undervalued companies.

Retirement news: The week in review

marketwatch.com — By Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced this week. For 2014, the increase was 1.5%. The 1.7% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015, according to a news release.

Personal Finance: Can I invest in a C corp in my IRA?

usatoday.com — Veteran personal finance journalist Robert Powell answers your questions for USA WEEKEND. Veteran personal finance journalist Robert Powell answers your questions for USA WEEKEND. Can an IRA own a C corporation as long as there are no directors who have a beneficial interest? - Pam Stephenson, Leawood, Kansas The short answer is yes.

Personal Finance: When to take first Social Security check

usatoday.com — Veteran personal finance journalist Robert Powell answers your questions for USA WEEKEND. Veteran personal finance journalist answers your questions for USA WEEKEND. I will turn 70 on March 12, 2015. I understand that the Social Security Administration computes "qualifying age" based on a full month after my birthday (since it is not on the 1st or 2nd of the month).

10Best: Ways to improve your credit score

wcnc.com — Credit scores influence nearly all things financial in your life. Banks, credit card companies and others use credit scores in deciding whether to give you a loan, how much money you can borrow and how much interest to charge you. Here's some advice for improving your credit score: 1.

Pros, cons: Continuing care retirement community

usatoday.com — Most people want to age in place. But for those who don't, one option to consider is a continuing care retirement community or CCRC. CCRCs offer a variety of living options - from independent living to assisted living to nursing care - all within one community.

New and noteworthy investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By iShares is launching on BATS Exchange an exchange-traded fund buying stocks of companies in smaller emerging markets. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Horizon ETF focuses on countries such as Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand and avoids major emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India and China.

How to avoid being depressed in retirement

marketwatch.com — By "Retirement may be dangerous to your health-especially if you're a man. A growing body of research has found that retirement significantly increases the risk of clinical depression and even suicide among men." -The Secret Sadness of Retired Men, ThinkAdvisor Why do men become depressed in retirement?
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Oct 24, 2014

@_PersonalTrust_ Didn't hurt a bit. ...This time they were in the chair and I did all the talking, bad jokes & all. :)

Oct 24, 2014

Just finished speaking for 3 hours to the Association of Retired Dentists about my favorite subject #retirement

Oct 23, 2014

IRS releases 2015 Pension Plan Limitations; Taxpayers May Contribute up to $18,000 to their 401(k) plans in 2015

Oct 23, 2014

If you love your spouse, you’ll wait to claim Social Security marketwatch.com/story/if-you-l…

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