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Fears of a retirement crisis are overblown — and these numbers prove it

The share of Americans with retirement plans, the size of our retirement-plan contributions, total retirement savings, retirees’ incomes, and retirees’ satisfaction with their financial security are all up. And poverty in retirement is declining. 11:40 a.m. Today

This couple retired at 31 with $1 million — Here’s exactly how much they earned, spent and saved to do it

Want to retire early? How “going against the grain” allowed this FIRE couple to ditch their jobs and travel the world. 10:13 a.m. Today

Suze Orman says you need $5 million to retire — which is nonsense

Even people with modest retirement-account balances can comfortably retire. 4:08 p.m. July 20, 2019

Retirement Headlines

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These 16 money wasters are why so many Americans can’t save for retirement

We can’t tell the difference between needs and wants and are unable to delay gratification.

2:35 p.m. July 20, 2019
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The 10 commandments of retirement

Forget everyone else’s problems — this is about you.

10:33 a.m. July 20, 2019
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10 retirement lessons from a retired retirement pro

How to plan, save and keep calm.

9:33 a.m. July 20, 2019
These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

Welcome to your identity crisis.

8:23 a.m. July 20, 2019
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They ditched America to retire by a lake in Chile on about $3,000 a month — and rarely come back

Jim and Lori Dorchak left the U.S. about six years ago. Here’s how they did it, and what it’s really like to live abroad.

8:22 a.m. July 20, 2019
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This is the No. 1 ZIP code in America for baby boomers

A higher percentage of boomers live in these 20 zip codes than any others in the U.S.

8:22 a.m. July 20, 2019
 - Jim and Jiab Wasserman
How this couple retired to Spain’s gorgeous Andalusia region on about $40,000 a year — and you can, too

Dallas natives Jim and Jiab Wasserman retired in their 50s to Granada, Spain. They tell MarketWatch how they did it, what they now spend each month, and what it’s really like to retire abroad.

8:21 a.m. July 20, 2019
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4 great American cities where a Social Security check is easily enough to cover housing costs

You don’t have to spend all your loot on rent in these spots

8:21 a.m. July 20, 2019

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