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


From MarketWatch Retirement: 

Social Security recipients are missing out on $182,000 by claiming too early, study finds. The study says that more than 90% of American workers should wait until the age of 70 to collect. Yet only 10% do so.

Bitcoin in your 401(k)? Senators intensify pressure on Fidelity to reconsider crypto in retirement plans. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin, Elizabeth Warren and Tina Smith intensified the pressure on Fidelity Investments to reconsider its decision to allow employers to offer bitcoin exposure to 401(k) plan participants in the wake of crypto exchange FTX filing for bankruptcy.

7 ways to make charitable giving more merry in a down market. Charitable giving may seem less financially appealing right now, but there are some ways to make the giving work for both you and the charity.

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The good and the bad of being the only child of an aging parent

How to approach rebalancing your portfolio this year

More in retirement news:

Is it ever too late to start saving for retirement? No. These steps can help you catch up. (USAToday)

What to Expect From Social Security in 2023 (Motley Fool

This Social Security move ‘can alleviate, if not eliminate’ the retirement crisis (Yahoo Money)

Why You Can’t Just Bank on Dividends for Retirement Income (Motley Fool)

Financial Advisers Say These Are the Top 10 Retirement Planning Mistakes (MSN)

For retirement-system changes proposed in Congress via ‘Secure 2.0,’ December is do-or-die time (CNBC)

Raising the retirement age to 70 could save Social Security for us all (The Hill)

Research and Insight:

AARP Finds Major Gap Between Retirement Goals and Preparedness (PlanAdvisor)

Higher alts allocations may help cut volatility but not necessarily increase returns – CRR (Pensions & Investments)

A third of people to change retirement plans due to cost of living, study finds (People Management)

What’s Shaping the U.S. Retirement Landscape in 2023? (National Association of Plan Advisors)

T. Rowe Price: Saving 15 Years Earlier Can Earn You Over $1 Million More in Retirement (Yahoo Finance)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

Why TIPS might be a smart place to park some money right now

‘Genetics ain’t everything’: You can clone your dog or cat, but should you?

My father, 72, dropped a bombshell — he has a 9-year-old son. What happens to his $10 million estate?

Being snowbirds was harder than we thought—don’t make the same mistakes we made

Opinion: ‘Mom and Dad, how much money do you have?’: the question you need to ask your parents now

Retirement Weekly: My dad makes charitable donations from his IRA. Can I do the same with my 401(k)?

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