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

Should you use ROBS to fund your startup? — By More entrepreneurs are using the rollovers from their retirement accounts to start a business. In fact, more than 10,000 business startups and franchises have been financed by using the method "rollover as business startup," or ROBS, since 2005. And more are likely to follow. But what exactly are ROBS?

Investments for retirement — By ALPS ETF Trust has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund that aims to deliver low-volatility returns from large-cap U.S. equities. The ALPS Sector Low Volatility ETF is linked to the S-Network Sector Low Volatility Index, which picks low-volatility equities from the S&P 500 index.

5 biggest financial mistakes Gen X and Gen Y make — By Like anyone, those in Gen X and Gen Y can't always avoid making mistakes with their money. But there's plenty they can do to correct mistakes, especially because most of them have enough time - Gen Xers are those born between the '60s and the early '80s, and Gen Y folks and millennials, born between the early '80s and the early 2000s.

Tontines: The retirement plan of the future? — By Question: What is a tontine? How do tontines work? And, what's the financial and economic thinking behind them? Milevsky: A tontine can be thought of as an arrangement with some friends to purchase a very long-dated bond.

Investments for retirement — By Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund that buys Japanese equities that have been screened for return on equity and other indicators of capital efficiency. The Deutsche X-trackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF tracks the JPX-Nikkei Index 400.

Solving the retirement crisis in the U.S.

Retirement news: The week in review — By A Senate appropriations subcommittee approved the FY2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Bill. The committee said its recommendations include several provisions to restrain regulatory overreach by the administration, including the fiduciary rule at the Department of Labor.

Retirement research worth reading

Invest in yourself to maximize your return on (human) capital — By After you graduate from college, when you're just starting out in the work world, economists will tell you that you're rich. Not rich in the sense that you can donate $400 million to your alma mater. But rich in the sense that you'll be earning, hopefully, lots of money over the course of your career.

The 10 most tax-friendly states for retirees — Finding the most tax-friendly state for you and your household can be more difficult than it might sound. "There isn't an easy answer because, in part, it depends on the amount of income you may have," said Jackson in an email.
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