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

Retirement news: the week in review — By Law firm Proskauer issued an in-depth client alert that will be helpful reading for anyone looking to get caught up on the language of the Department of Labor's new fiduciary investment advice proposal.

New investments for retirement — By Global X Funds is bringing to the U.S. retail market an exchange-traded fund that buys stocks of Pakistan's biggest publicly traded companies. The Global X MSCI Pakistan ETF is linked to the MSCI All Pakistan Select 25/50 Index. (SmartBrief/ 24/7 Wall St.)

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Questions and answers: reverse mortgages — By Question: Can I move out of my house if I have a reverse mortgage? -A.R. Answer: Here's what Colette Gray, a reverse mortgage specialist with the Reverse Mortgage Guide in Los Angeles had to say: The short answer is that any reverse mortgage is an owner-occupied mortgage loan.

No retirement plan? No retirement — By How confident are you about being able to afford retirement? Well, if you're like most Americans it comes down whether you (or your spouse) participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a 401(k). That's a key result of the 25th annual Retirement Confidence Survey published today by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).

Which withdrawal strategy should you use in retirement? — By If you're trying to decide which strategy to use to withdraw money from your retirement nest egg, we've got good news. There's a new study out that will help you decide which strategy might be best for your household.

Novel ways to use your Roth IRA — By Earlier this month Jeff Levine, an IRA technical consultant with Ed Slott and Co. and MarketWatch RetireMentor, penned a column about using Roth IRAs to pay for college. And that got us thinking: What are the novel and unique ways to use a Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k)s?

Investments for retirement — By BlackRock's iShares has filed for Securities and Exchange Commission approval of a passively managed currency-hedged exchange-traded fund that would invest in equities of U.K. companies. The iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF would be a hedged version of the iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF.

Retirement news: Fiduciary rule — By Language underlying a revised "consumer protection proposal" from the Department of Labor (DOL) has been made public - representing the latest step forward in a yearslong effort by the DOL to strengthen investment advice and conflict of interest standards.

Want to save more? Think Maslow, think self-actualization — By If you really want to amp up your saving, or simply start saving, think less about emergency funds and retirement. Think Maslow. Think self-actualization. A study just published examined associations between savings goals and saving behavior from a perspective of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and found that self-actualization and retirement/security had the strongest associations with savings behavior.
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