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

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
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.
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.
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