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

Personal Finance: What's a debt management plan?

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. What is a debt management plan? - Joseph McCarthy, Toms River, N.J.

Lump sum or annuity? What to take when your employer ‘derisks’ its defined-benefit pension plan

marketwatch.com — By If you work for an employer that sponsors a traditional defined-benefit pension plan, it is bound to happen sooner or later. Your employer is going to exit the business of providing defined-benefit pensions.

Retirement news: The week in review

marketwatch.com — By While the share of families with an individual account retirement plan is ticking down, the assets in those plans are going up, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Retirement research Q&A

marketwatch.com — By Claiming Social Security retirement benefits before the full retirement age (FRA) results in permanently lower benefits. Therefore, delaying claiming is often considered the best decision economically.

Retirement research worth reading

marketwatch.com — Papers, reports and surveys worth a closer look.

New and noteworthy investments for retirement

marketwatch.com — By Global X has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund investing in fixed-income securities of governments and state-run enterprises in China. The Global X GF China Bond ETF is linked to the S&P China Composite Select Bond Index. (SmartBrief/ Benzinga.com) FlexShares has brought to Nasdaq an exchange-traded fund that uses smart-beta strategies to boost yield from intermediate-maturity investment-grade bonds.

Personal Finance: Rules for employer match to 401(k)?

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. I am over 50 years old. I contribute to my 401(k) weekly, and so does my employer.

Loading up on stocks - after you retire

marketwatch.com — By Should you invest more in stocks as you age? Conventional wisdom would have you reduce the percentage of your nest egg you invest in stocks over the course of your retirement. The old rule of thumb went something like this: Subtract your age from 100 and that's what percent to invest in stocks.

Is your retirement ‘fully funded’?

marketwatch.com — By If you want to get a sense how best to generate income in retirement, consider doing what corporate pension plans do. Determine the "funded status" of your personal retirement plan. How would you do that?

Keep your retirement accounts safe from cyberattacks

marketwatch.com — By You may think your retirement assets are protected from cyberattack or identity thieves, but what about all the information you give your financial adviser? How well do they protect you and your money? Consider: The SEC is starting to look at the security measures that financial advisers use to protect clients' accounts from cyberattacks.
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Nov 24, 2014

Does Reading During the Summer Build Reading Skills? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in 463 Classrooms nber.org/papers/w20689

Nov 21, 2014

47-Year-Old Goalie Arturs Irbe Comes Out of #Retirement (for two periods) nhl.com/ice/news.htm?i…

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