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

Healthcare Inflation is on the Mend
That’s good news for your retiring clients. With the annual Medicare enrollment period for drugs and Advantage care plans opening Oct. 15, here’s a look at how healthcare costs are shaping up in the year ahead.
Retirement: Is There an App for That?
Tablet computing is well established as a mainstream Internet platform - but many of the top defined contribution retirement plan providers haven’t received the memo.
Is Active Management Dying?
Active management once reigned supreme, but flows to active funds are now slowing. Is there still a role for active investing?
Retiring Overseas
Suzan Haskins and her husband Dan Prescher became experts on living abroad by doing it themselves. Here’s how they did it.
Helping Advisors Boost Their Social Security Skills
Research shows advisors often get it wrong when it comes to planning for Social Security. A cottage industry of organizations has emerged to help out.
Retirement Benefits and Same-Sex Couples
Spousal rights to retirement benefits is now open to same-sex couples, thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. But implementation has been uneven. Here’s what you need to know for your clients.
Can Older Unemployed Workers Salvage Their Retirement Plans?
Older pre-retirees who are involuntarily out of work may have to find new jobs in order to get their retirement plans back on track. But can they?
Fund A Business With a 401(k)?
Jan and Chuck Morris took most of the money in their retirement accounts and invested it in something most financial advisors would regard as even more risky than stocks: a small business start-up, specifically one making artisanal gin and whiskey.
8 Takeaways for Retirement Abroad
Are you encountering clients thinking of retiring abroad? It’s a growing trend. Here’s a checklist of items to keep in mind when your clients become footloose.
Are You Considering Retirement Abroad? What You Need to Know
Are you encountering clients thinking of retiring abroad? Here’s a checklist of items to keep in mind when they become footloose.
Prioritizing Retirement Tradeoffs
Late-career years should be peak years for earning, saving and investing. But the numbers show that clients who want to mix work and play - often at the expense of saving - actually could be doing the best possible thing for their retirement security.
Unplanned Retirement 
Half of all retirees quit working before they planned to. If that happens to your client, how can you minimize the damage?
Filing Early for Social Security—Five Takeaways
Deciding when to claim Social Security benefits is one of the most important retirement moves you will make. Check out these five important takeaways
The Problem with the Glide Path
Are financial advisors moving clients out of stocks too soon? New research should prompt many to reconsider their strategies.
A Step Back for Reverse Mortgages
New rules affecting reverse mortgages may make them less attractive as a financial planning tool.
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