My wife and I are both working from home, something we haven’t done before. Like most couples now, we’re together about 24 hours a day. I think the coronavirus is giving us a taste of what retirement might be like. I have heard this same idea from several people in the past few weeks. Yes,…

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Will COVID-19 deepen the retirement crisis? Yes and no — here’s how   The coronavirus crisis may worsen an already impending retirement crisis. Getty Images   Remember when Americans struggled to save for retirement because they were juggling high housing costs, student loan payments, credit card debt and scanty access to workplace savings? Add in…

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Revisiting key retirement decisions might increase your risk-protected retirement income. GETTY In the blink of an eye, the coronavirus and the resulting economic downturn have created a new world for retirement planning. I’m sure many of you are feeling worried and stressed about how the short- and long-term effects of our current environment will impact…

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The SECURE Act has changed a lot of the retirement rules we’ve been living by for years. Take a look at the most significant changes and see how you might be affected. Like most legislation these days, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 has some good changes and some…

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GETTY The CARES Act essentially suspended required minimum distributions (RMDs) for 2020 across the board. However, there have been a lot of questions about what this means for those who already took out distributions, and the impact on taxes and inherited accounts. It is important to remember that the CARES Act is a relief bill,…

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Positive steps we can all take to protect our financial wellness during this season of uncertainty  GETTY As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there are some non-investing matters we should consider in order to protect our families and financial well-being. Here are ten ideas to think about: Durable and Heath Care Powers of…

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People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk. Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions. Of the confirmed cases in China to…

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KEY POINTS Women’s retirement readiness has seen limited growth over the past five years across the U.S. and other countries. While women still face challenges to becoming financially independent — including lower wages and more time out of the workforce for care-giving — there are steps they can take to improve their security. One key…

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