Retirement Weekly: News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement


The long-term-care system is broken. How can we fix it? Dramatically improving the pay and status of direct care workers may be a good place to start.

Move over, Florida — Pennsylvania dominates ‘best places to retire’ rankings. According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2022–23 ranking of best places to retire in the United States, Pennsylvania earned three of the top five spots, surpassing Florida in overall top 10 appearances. 

Want to slow, delay or reverse dementia? Try this classic game. Those who had done the crosswords were 50% more likely to show a significant improvement in cognitive scores.

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Is grandparenting good for you? New research says caring for grandkids may be bad for your health.

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Should I retire? One man’s yearlong search for when, how—or if—to retire

Declining wealth and rising cost of necessities are the real worries when it comes to senior poverty

What neuroscientists have learned about rejuvenating the aging brain—and what you can do too

When retirement is a month away, here’s what you need to do

More in retirement news:

Retiring into a recession? What soon-to-be retirees should know about retiring during a market downturn (CNBC)

34% of Millennials say they’re behind on their retirement savings (CNBC)

Pros and Cons of Renting Versus Owning in Retirement (U.S. News & World Report)

5 Ways to Fight Inflation’s Impact on Your Retirement Plan (Kiplinger)

How to Recover From Financial Hardship in Retirement (U.S. News & World Report)

Time to retire? Absolutely, said some. Never, said others. After a year of research, I had my answer (Los Angeles Times)

Research and Insight:

Research shows unexpected effects on retirement from pandemic (Pensions & Investments)

Older Workers in Physical Jobs Face Elevated Retirement Insecurity (PlanSponsor)

For Black women, health plays an outsize role in retirement planning (Fortune)

Inflation Is Affecting Participant’s Health Care Spend And Retirement Deferrals (PlanSponsor)

Millennials May Be Headed Towards a Rocky Retirement, Research Shows (PlanAdviser)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

COVID-19 gave people a ‘revelation’ about retirement

Opinion: Forget that $22,500 limit. Some workers can supersize their tax-deferred retirement savings up to $265,000 in 2023

Are older workers getting ‘quiet-fired?’

We want to spend our retirement traveling on bicycles and need a low-tax ‘home’ for legal purposes. What’s the best home base for us?

How I survived Hurricane Ian

Retirement Weekly: I used some of my IRA for a qualified charitable distribution. How is this reflected in my taxes?

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