Recent Stories By Mark Miller:
Pensions take another hitNovember 19, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Congress pounded one more nail in the coffin of traditional pensions earlier this month - and it did not have to happen. In one of the most misguided retirement policy moves in...
Artist Jamal Joseph gets prize for his own third actNovember 13, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The sound of gunshots in Harlem in 1997 was nothing new to Jamal Joseph, who was then a 44-year-old filmmaker living in the New York City neighborhood.“You’d hear gunshots every...
Can myRa bring retirement planning to the masses?November 11, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States needs a sleek new vehicle for workplace retirement saving, something that covers the millions of workers who do not have a 401(k) or traditional pension. But on...
How the budget deal changes Social Security for couplesOctober 28, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Among its many provisions, the budget deal moving quickly through Congress puts an end to "file-and-suspend," a lucrative strategy for couples that can boost lifetime Social...
U.S. CEO retirement packages: Bigger than yours October 28, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Most fast food workers do not earn enough to retire with much of a pension. Then there is David Novak, executive chairman of YUM Brands , the conglomerate that runs Taco Bell,...
Long-term care insurance requires long-term planningOctober 22, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Long-term care insurance really is long term: buying a policy commits you to pay premiums over decades. If you stop those payments, thousands of dollars you have already spent...
Cost-of-living adjustment is what needs adjustmentOctober 15, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - It is official: Seniors will not get a cost-of-living adjustment in Social Security benefits in 2016. That is setting off a fresh debate about the program’s inflation formula and...
Big Premium Increases for Medicare Part D Drug Plans October 8, 2015
Seniors have received some unpleasant news in their mailboxes in recent weeks: premiums for many Medicare prescription drug insurance plans will rise at double-digit rates next year. Premiums for the...
Unwelcome news about Medicare's rising drug plan costsOctober 8, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seniors have received some unpleasant news in their mailboxes in recent weeks: premiums for many Medicare prescription drug insurance plans will rise at double-digit rates next...
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Affordable Care Act is doing plenty of good for older Americans, but one thing it is not doing is convincing them to retire early.One prediction of the impact of the...
Beefing up advice options for workplace retirement plansSeptember 24, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Would you like some advice with that 401(k) plan?Two of the leading companies in online investment advice launched initiatives this month aimed at getting more personalized...
How to boost the ranks of African-American financial plannersSeptember 17, 2015
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Lazetta Rainey Braxton is a rare bird in the financial planning profession. She is African-American, a group that accounts for no more than 2 percent of all planners.Braxton, 42,...
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