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

How to protect your retirement investments now — By The sky is falling. Well, not really. But oil prices and the euro are. What's more, investment experts are calling for other assets - sorry, New England Patriots - to deflate as well. So what does that mean for the investments you've earmarked for retirement?

Retirement research worth reading — By U.S. National Center for Health Statistics: Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011-2012 International Longevity Centre: A Shock to the System: Electrical Safety in an Aging Society Scripps Gerontology Center: Describing and Assessing Leadership for Person-Centered Care: Final Project Report To continue reading, please subscribe.

Retirement news: The week in review — By A sharp rise in lifetime income costs means many workers in their 50s and early 60s are less financially prepared for retirement than they were 12 months ago, despite 11% gains in equity markets over the same period.

Investments for retirement — By Invesco PowerShares aims to offer an exchange-traded fund that buys stocks on the Standard & Poor's 500 index that have low volatility and aren't greatly affected by interest-rate changes, according to a securities filing. The PowerShares S&P 500 ex-Rate Sensitive Low Volatility Portfolio would be linked to the S&P 500 Low Volatility Interest Rate Response Index.

Four ways to avoid carrying debt into retirement — By As the family was moving his things, Blackwelder spoke with the man's daughter for a few moments. When questioned about the reasons for the move, the daughter confessed that her father "couldn't afford to live there anymore." The daughter explained that her father couldn't afford the mortgage payments following a refinance/cash o To continue reading, please subscribe.

President Obama’s goal: workplace retirement plans for all — By President Obama sets sights making workplace retirement plans a realty for all workers President Barack Obama offered few details about his retirement policies in his State of the Union (SOTU) address. But that doesn't mean President Obama isn't committed to retirement reform.

The promising retirement plan that’s stuck in Congress — By Many retirement plans just don't make the grade. And one that does get high marks may never become reality. The American Academy of Actuaries just released its assessment of five types of actual and proposed retirement plans from the U.S. and elsewhere. And the assessment isn't pretty.

Will this ‘retirement share’ plan replace pensions? — By You propose creating something called the Retirement Shares Plan or RSP. What is it and how does it work? Fuerst: The RSP is very similar to a traditional defined-benefit pension plan. Participants earn benefits for each year of service. Rather than earning a fixed dollar amount each year as in traditional plans, in the RSP participants earn "retirement shares."

Should you claim Social Security this year or wait? — By If past is prologue, some 2.8 million Americans will claim Social Security. And a good many of them-nearly two in three Americans age 62 and older-will claim before full retirement age (FRA). And by doing so, they will get a permanently reduced benefit.
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Jan 29, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

Panel will propose new military retirement system via @usatoday

Jan 28, 2015

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