Mark Miller


Mark Miller is a journalist and author who writes about trends in retirement and aging. He is a columnist for Reuters and also contributes to Morningstar and the AARP magazine. Mark is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work and Living. He edits

A Book on Social Security Optimization with a Sense of Humor
If you’re getting more client questions these days about Social Security and know you need to bone up, a comprehensive - and enjoyable - way to do it has just surfaced
Fiduciary Standard for Advice is Long Overdue in U.S. 7
When you are planning for retirement and ask for advice, whose interest should come first - yours or the financial expert you ask for help?
Phased Retirement: A Disconnect Between Workers and Employers 1
There’s no better way to improve the odds of achieving a secure retirement than working longer
How Social Security Can Help you Play Catch-Up on Retirement
More Americans over 55 are finally getting back to work after the long recession. The strong national employment report for January released last week confirmed that.
Planning for Alzheimer’s 2
Dementia changes the math of long-term care dramatically. Here are some ways to help ease the burden on clients and their families.
Another Big Jump in Long-term Care Insurance Premiums 1
The cost of long-term care insurance continued to rise sharply last year, with average prices jumping 8.6 percent
Lifting Social Security’s Payroll Tax Cap: Who Would Pay More?
Social Security reform is coming - the only question is when, and what will be done to get the program’s finances in order.
New Law Could Mean Benefit Cuts For Retirees 1
Little noticed reforms pave the way for some defined benefit pension plans to cut payouts to current retirees, a rare move in retirement policy. If you have clients with these kinds of plans, here’s what you need to know.
Total AUM Increases for 11 Leading Robo-Advisors
Robo-advisors are a small part of the wealth management industry, but their recent growth has been impressive.
When Paying Taxes on Retirement Accounts Makes Sense
A mantra of financial planning is to defer taxes on investments for as long as possible. But some clients may be better off paying now.
Clients Overconfident About Retirement Plan Knowledge
Your clients probably think they know more about how their retirement plan works under the hood than they really do.
Assessing the Job Market for Older Workers
If you have clients struggling to meet retirement goals, working longer is an attractive way to change the math.
Five Takeaways on Retirement From the Midterm Elections 2
Retirement policy wasn’t on the ballot in last week's midterm elections. But the new political landscape could threaten the retirement security of middle-class households.
Rising Longevity Will Push Plan Sponsors Further from DB Plans
Private-sector employers have been moving away from traditional defined benefit (DB) pension for decades, and now they’ve got fresh motivation to stop offering them
Blazing a New Trail on Long-Term Care Underwriting 2
Genworth, the nation's largest long-term care insurance underwriter, informed its sales agents in August that it has begun considering not only the health of applicants, but also the health history of their parents, in underwriting policies.
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