Scared of stocks? Most investors are too conservative with their retirement plans: With market volatility, it’s understandable why some Americans are hesitant to put their money into equities – but those assets play a vital role in the portfolio’s growth over time.
Older workers are getting raises – but it’s not enough: Inflation is killing the pay increases older workers get, but the wage growth gap between highest- and lowest-paid workers is narrowing.
Do you know the things Medicare doesn’t cover, and will you be able to afford them?: There are a few key health expenses Medicare does not pay for, which makes saving and planning for medical bills all the more important.
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More in retirement news:
New rules for rollover retirement accounts take effect July 1 (Barron’s)
How to retire alone (U.S. News Money)
The 10 best places to retire in the U.S., from Denver to Charleston (Conde Nast Traveler)
Partial retirement: What is it? Is it a good idea for you? (USA Today)
An active retirement on the Appalachian Trail (Forbes)
Alabama teacher raises cause some to cancel retirement plans (AL.com)
Lessons learned by a psychiatrist from his so-called retirement (Psychiatric Times)
Research and Insight:
Millennials are spending more time planning for vacation than retirement. That might be a good thing (Yahoo Finance)
In what order should you tap your retirement funds? (Kiplinger)
IRA Rollovers cost Americans billions in extra fees, study finds – here’s how to protect your retirement savings (GOBankingRates)
E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley study reveals education costs are a leading reason young investors dip into retirement savings (BusinessWire)
The many facets of retirement inequality (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)
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Why Congress’ new retirement reforms aren’t all they’re cracked up to be
Social Security is valuable and needs attention sooner rather than later
Here’s how much the average working boomer has saved for retirement