3/1/2016 – Are you a retirement "have" or a "have not"?

Many Americans are taking the right steps to improve their retirement security — and many aren’t. That’s one conclusion of a recent study about IRA usage from the Investment Company Institute (ICI).

The mistakes and omissions people make fall into two time periods — while you’re working and while you’re retired. See how the steps you’re taking compare to other Americans.

Read the full article by Center on Longevity Research Scholar Steve Vernon at CBS MoneyWatch.

Retiring Rich Is Looking Less Likely for These Americans

For every age group under 65, the prospects for a financially sound retirement have diminished over the past 15 years, new research shows.

Soaring student debt and falling access to employer-sponsored savings plans are two of the troubling trends putting a squeeze on younger groups’ financial security, according to a study from the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Read the full article at Time.

2/17/2016 – New Study Links Widening Income Gap With Life Expectancy

You might have heard about the widening income gap. You might not know there’s a life expectancy gap as well. The rich are outliving the poor by a wider margin than ever before, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with co-author Gary Burtless about the study.

Read the full article at National Public Radio (NPR).

2/9/2016 – The Future of Fraud-Busting

Technology has opened the door to new and more pervasive forms of fraud: Americans lose an estimated $50 billion a year to con artists around the world, according to the Financial Fraud Research Center at Stanford University. Here’s how leading fraud researchers, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and computer scientists think technology can be put to work to fight fraud however it occurs—in person, online, or over the phone.

Read the full article at The Atlantic.

2/5/2016 – Aging Parents And Loss Of Wealth In Widowhood

It’s a classic situation with aging parents in their 80s and 90s. Men in their generation often earned the money in the family and handled investments. When the wives become widows they are unsophisticated about finances.

Read the full article at Forbes.

2/4/2016 – How student debt hits your retirement

Whether you dream of exotic travel, carefree hours with grandchildren, or just a chance to put your feet up for once, retirement fantasies are something many Americans enjoy.

It helps, though, if you can afford to retire. And new research suggests that student debt, of all things, may be the latest challenge facing people saving for their so-called golden years.

Read the full article at CNBC.

2/4/2016 – The Gender Pay Gap Haunts Women in Retirement Too

Women’s retirement income is stretched thinner than men’s because they earn less and live longer.

Read the full article at TIME.

1/29/2016 – Retirement Spots With Affordable Health Care

Out-of-pocket health care costs for retirees vary considerably by state.

Read the full article at U.S. News and World Report.

1/28/2016 – Why More Flexible Retirement Jobs Are on the Way

Staying longer on the job offers big benefits to both workers and employers.

Read the full article at Time (Money).

1/24/2016 – Money vs. Time

A new survey reveals that money and financial pressures don’t influence when people choose to retire as much was first thought. For many, it isn’t just about money, but about the freedom to enjoy life.

That’s just one finding in a 2015 survey of 9,372 pre-retirees and 2,293 retirees (plus 451 people who plan never to retire) by Fidelity Investments, with the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Read the full article at The Philadelphia Inquirer