Rethinking Retirement

Now You Can Own Bitcoin in 401(k)s. Should You?
cryptocurrency

Now You Can Own Bitcoin in 401(k)s. Should You?

Fidelity will begin allowing investors to put Bitcoin in their 401(k)s. But is this retirement vehicle the right place to hold crypto?
April 29, 2022
Caregivers Share Their Stories
Caregiving

Caregivers Share Their Stories

Readers' own perspectives on the struggles and triumphs of caregiving.
April 27, 2022
Start the Elder Care Conversation
long term care

Start the Elder Care Conversation

Many people don't have a plan set where an elderly parent will go. Do you?
March 28, 2022
The Stresses of Being a Caregiver
Caregiving

The Stresses of Being a Caregiver

One study shows that caregiving takes a greater toll on retirees' mental health than on their finances.
December 20, 2021
Honey, We Need to Talk About Money
Women & Money

Honey, We Need to Talk About Money

Instead of focusing on the numbers, couples might have more success discussing their goals.
November 24, 2021

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From EBRI's CEO: What's on Retirees' Minds
Empty Nesters

From EBRI's CEO: What's on Retirees' Minds

Retirees feel more comfortable spending from steady sources of income rather than tapping their nest egg.
October 25, 2021
Retirement Can Keep You Busy
Empty Nesters

Retirement Can Keep You Busy

Your lives are filled with jobs, creative ventures and intellectual enjoyment.
July 29, 2021
Staunton, Va.: The Perfect Place (for Me) to Retire
Smart Buying

Staunton, Va.: The Perfect Place (for Me) to Retire

Why not head farther south? Virginia is retiree-friendly, it doesn’t tax Social Security, and it has no estate or inheritance tax.
June 23, 2021
The Virtues of Volunteering
Empty Nesters

The Virtues of Volunteering

To find your niche, focus on activities that pique your interest, and don't overcommit.
April 29, 2021
Fulfilling Ways to Spend Retirement
Empty Nesters

Fulfilling Ways to Spend Retirement

Community service, religious pursuits and personal interests top the list.
February 19, 2021
Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Finding a Sense of Purpose in Retirement

Religion and mentorship are both fulfilling paths for retirees.
December 22, 2020
Peering Past the Pandemic
Travel

Peering Past the Pandemic

I’m looking forward to a time when lunches with the girls (or guys), volunteering and travel will resume.
November 24, 2020
Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement
Healthy Living on a Budget

Fulfilling Ways to Spend Your Time in Retirement

Human creativity is unlimited: Just look at the activities retirees find to fill their days.
September 29, 2020
The Joys of Being Retired
Empty Nesters

The Joys of Being Retired

More freedom, being able to give back, and time to deepen relationships are common themes in your e-mails.
July 30, 2020
Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement
retirement

Don’t Let COVID-19 Derail Your Retirement

Yes, many of us have taken a big hit. Stick to your principles — and be flexible.
June 8, 2020
Staying Calm in a Crisis
Making Your Money Last

Staying Calm in a Crisis

Keep a stock allocation that you can live with and still sleep well.
May 8, 2020
When I’m 64
retirement

When I’m 64

As you near your 65th birthday, you’ll face a slew of important decisions—and a deluge of mail.
April 3, 2020
Expect Surprises in Retirement
Making Your Money Last

Expect Surprises in Retirement

Financially, your experiences have been mixed—and sometimes eye-opening.
March 6, 2020
Make Time for a Retirement Checkup
Investor Psychology

Make Time for a Retirement Checkup

Retirees are inclined to invest more conservatively, so chances are you don’t have as much money in stocks as you should.
December 23, 2019
Hitting My Stride In Retirement
retirement

Hitting My Stride In Retirement

We’ve visited nine national parks since we retired, and next year we’re heading to Acadia in Maine.
October 31, 2019
Secure Act Threatens 'Stretch' IRA Rules That Benefit Heirs
retirement

Secure Act Threatens 'Stretch' IRA Rules That Benefit Heirs

Some retirees are concerned about a provision that could require heirs to empty inherited retirement accounts within 10 years and pay a lot more in ta…
October 21, 2019
The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish
retirement

The Benefits of Being FIRE-ish

You can adapt the Financial Independence, Retire Early movement to fit your lifestyle.
October 3, 2019
Retired and Single: Readers Weigh In
retirement

Retired and Single: Readers Weigh In

Retired life as a single person doesn't have to be lonesome. Finding hobbies that require you to socialize can make all the difference.
August 29, 2019
Claim Social Security at the Right Time
retirement

Claim Social Security at the Right Time

Retirees are forfeiting an average of $111,000 per household by filing for benefits early.
August 1, 2019
Should You Move or Stay Put in Retirement?
retirement

Should You Move or Stay Put in Retirement?

Before buying in a new place, rent for at least one year, or one season, to see if you like it.
July 3, 2019
Tips for Retirees Who Are Single
investing

Tips for Retirees Who Are Single

Some retirees work part time or take a class to maintain social connections.
May 9, 2019