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From MarketWatch:

Whether you’re 55 or 25, do this to secure your future Social Security benefits: To see estimated future benefits, begin strategizing how to claim and protecting against fraud, try this.

How to leave your home to a loved one with almost no drama: Inheritances can get messy, but they don’t have to be.

Inherited $500K? Or $1 million? Here’s how to make that money act like a monthly pension: There are various ways Americans can invest inheritances — these are a few possibilities.

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I’m 68, earn $130,000 and love eco-travel in Peru, Brazil and Africa. I want to travel while I can, but I’m scared to stop working

$100,000 in retirement savings for low-paid workers? It’s possible

A solution to the retirement crisis exists — but only on paper (so far)

A revolutionary ‘gray army’ of older workers is fighting our youth-obsessed culture — and we’ll all benefit if they win

A new law would require employees to save for retirement

How to make up lost ground if you got a late start saving for retirement

More in retirement news:

How to know if your retirement savings are on track (Wall Street Journal)

IRS waiving penalty for early retirement withdrawals in 2020 (Bay News 9)

Unions warn: Senate bill would hand over state retirement system to ‘Wall Street swindlers’ (Florida Phoenix)

9 Senior-centered side hustles to round out your retirement (MoneyTalksNews)

Former retirement community employee accused of stealing $10,000 from resident (WPBN)

Research and Insight:

6 ‘Retirement Killers’ to avoid at all costs (Kiplinger)

3 Ways to grow $100,000 into $1 million for retirement savings (The Motley Fool)

Retirement savers in their 40s have this median balance. How do you compare? (USA Today)

Connecticut could see up to $900M in savings as retirement ‘tsunami’ approaches (The CT Mirror)

What the research can tell us about retiring (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

How are older Americans spending their stimulus checks?

This man became financially independent at 36 and says the keys to happiness is ‘owning your own time’

I’m 54 years old with a substantial nest egg and can live on $40k a year — can I afford to retire?

Watch your wallet — there are many ways to separate you from your money

Advice for women in their 40s and 50s: How to find a second act and live on your own

COVID-19 led to a rise of home funerals — this is what they’re like

Here are the 10 best places in the world to retire

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