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Retirement communities pushed to edge by virus

Retirement communities pushed to edge by virus

That's bad news not only for the facilities, but for the municipal bonds that financed some of those facilities

Social Security has a quick cash solution

Social Security has a quick cash solution

Individuals who are 66 and older can request a lump-sum payment and still earn bigger future benefits

Early retirement looks tempting now. Don’t do it

Early retirement looks tempting now. Don’t do it

The financial benefits of continuing to work, even for one more year as the pandemic crushes the economy, outweigh the health risks for most people

Rethinking retirement amid the COVID-19 crisis

Rethinking retirement amid the COVID-19 crisis

As experts revise the 4% rule — to 3%, or even lower — it helps to look beyond traditional investments and include all household assets in retirement income plans

Social Security rule helps early claimers

Social Security rule helps early claimers

The rule is designed for people who retire at midyear and have already earned more than the annual earnings limit

Pandemic prompts some to rethink Social Security claiming strategy

Pandemic prompts some to rethink Social Security claiming strategy

Concerns about shrinking portfolios and lost jobs may lead some people to file for benefits earlier than they had planned

Stimulus package can give retirees a boost

Stimulus package can give retirees a boost

One-time rebate checks, relaxed rules on required minimum distributions and changes in tax filing deadlines are among the helpful provisions

Scammers claim Social Security benefits will be halted

Scammers claim Social Security benefits will be halted

Meanwhile, the Social Security Administration is scaling back its hotline hours amid a flood of phone calls

Stimulus bill lets Americans tap retirement money

Stimulus bill lets Americans tap retirement money

People affected by the coronavirus would be able to withdraw money from their accounts without penalties; rules on loans would also be relaxed

Fears over market drop could cause some to postpone retirement

Fears over market drop could cause some to postpone retirement

Survey of those nearing retirement shows many would opt to work longer

Women and retirement preparedness

Women and retirement preparedness

As International Women's Day approaches Sunday, Mary Beth Franklin takes a look at the challenges female investors continue to face related to longevity and lower lifetime earnings

Social Security claiming strategies for married couples

Social Security claiming strategies for married couples

The ages and individual earning histories of the spouses will determine the best approach

What will replace the stretch IRA?

What will replace the stretch IRA?

In the wake of the SECURE Act, most people who inherit IRAs will be subject to a 10-year rule, Ed Slott says

Retirement millionaires hit record, Fidelity says

Retirement millionaires hit record, Fidelity says

The increase in the number of 401(k) plan participants with more than $1 million reflects both higher savings rates and the market's rally

Final days of file-and-suspend claiming strategy

Final days of file-and-suspend claiming strategy

A lump sum-payout from Social Security is still an option for those who filed by the April 2016 deadline