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From MarketWatch:

When you should — and shouldn’t — invest in a Roth 401(k): More employers are offering Roth options for their 401(k) plans than ever before, and it’s one way to enjoy tax-free benefits in retirement… if you strategize properly. 

I’m 50 and considering an early retirement. I want a vibrant place with moderate-left demographics where I can stretch out my savings: Not sure where to live in retirement but have some ideas for what you’d like in your new neighborhood? Ask MarketWatch. 

A looming crackdown on a popular retirement tax strategy has some investors worried: Congress has been eyeing changes to Roth IRAs, but Americans may still have time before anything is done. 

Also on MarketWatch:

Hoping to use your IRA to start your own business? Think again, says new bill 

3 questions to answer before you make a career change

How and why these corporate professionals quit their jobs for nonprofit work

We want to retire in the Carolinas or Virginias in a walkable town neither too large nor too small — where should we go?

Social Security is the nation’s most valuable program. Congress needs to fix it

Will I get spousal Social Security benefits after my ex-wife dies? 

The nursing home crisis is ‘worse than ever’

Hearing aids could soon cost less than $1,000 and be bought at the drugstore 

Why most of the middle class can forget about long-term care 

More in retirement news:

Will saving in an IRA alone shortchange you in retirement? (Fox Business)

Retired teachers in California struggle to make ends meet with no access to Social Security (KTVU)

How to start planning for retirement in your 20s (GOBankingRates)

Portable retirement account bill proposed by Congressmen (InvestmentNews)

Divorce can devastate women’s retirement savings. Here’s how to rebuild (CNBC)

The high-end retirement homes aimed at wealthy boomers (Financial Times)

Research and Insight:

Boomers face this risk in retirement: Here’s how to avoid it (Yahoo! Finance)

Retirees using the internet get a boost to cognitive function (The Hill)

State pensions reach highest funded level in 13 years (Chief Investment Officer)

The key to an enriching retirement (Morningstar)

Social Security: Time for an update? (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

The Villages is a retirement ‘paradise’ — so why is that a problem? 

Don’t make the mistakes Bob Ross made: 4 estate-planning lessons for business owners 

Bored and stuck in your job? Here’s the secret to being happy at work 

Why this fund combination is better than the S&P 500 

When it comes to retirement security we’re… No 17

5 things everyone should know about Social Security 

Congress saves a controversial tax ‘loophole’ What will you call home when you’re older? The ultimate guide to housing in later life

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