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I didn’t count on living this long: My money is running out and I’m ashamed of being a burden to my kids

How could a woman as competent as I, with an employment record so stellar, wind up a burden to her children, just like my mom feared for herself? 24 min ago

‘I’m 32, married with two kids, and I’ve blown half my 401(k) on my cars. Am I screwed?’

Meet someone worrying about the wrong things when it comes to his retirement 4:09 p.m. Today

3 ways 401(k) savers can stay confident during challenging times

The number of workers who see inflation as a barrier to saving for retirement has increased significantly 3:52 p.m. Today

Retirement Headlines

Is an inherited IRA the best option when a spouse dies?

The spouse's age will guide your choice

2:43 p.m. Today
‘Is this heaven?’ No, but it’s the best state to retire in.

Bumping Florida out of the top spot, Iowa ranked well in areas such as affordability, crime levels, and quality and cost of healthcare.

2:34 p.m. Today
My wife and I are 62 and have about $3 million. I think she can retire. ‘How do you know when you have enough money?’

Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com

2:21 p.m. Today
Is this ‘Blue Zone’ vanishing? Why this hub of 100-year-olds in Costa Rica may be gone in 20 years.

Recent studies reveal that this stronghold of older adults is not only diminishing in size and impact, but is expected to vanish — but is a new one forming?

2:09 p.m. Today
Paid off your mortgage? Be careful — you’re at risk of title theft.

Protect yourself from scammers taking out loans or selling property in your name.

1:58 p.m. Today
We’re in our 60s, have almost $3 million and want to buy a new home. Do we tap into our savings or take out a mortgage?

Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at HelpMeRetire@marketwatch.com

1:54 p.m. Today
Where can you breathe easy in retirement? How to find a community with clean air.

Thinking about relocating in retirement? Consider the local air quality in your new home town.

1:44 p.m. Today
‘I’ll raise the retirement age – only for younger people’ to save Social Security, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says

Republican candidate Nikki Haley wants to raise retirement age, limit benefits for some, to save Social Security

1:41 p.m. Today

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