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

Three Takeaways from the Medicare Doc Fix Reform
President Obama just signed into law the most significant reform to Medicare in years. The “doc fix” law achieves several important improvements to Medicare, but it’s likely to cost your clients money.
The Battle of the Robo-Advisors Heats Up
Here's something you don't see every day: two investment companies in a very public fight about values, greed and putting the interests of customers first.
Traditional Pensions: Did a Golden Age Ever Exist?
The percent of households working in the private sector with a defined benefit (DB) pension has fallen sharply in recent years, and Federal Reserve data shows that they will become nearly extinct in the years ahead.
Company Stock in Retirement Plans Should Raise Red Flag for Advisers
If you have clients with employer stock in their retirement accounts, it’s time to take a closer look.
Aging in Place
Most older Americans want to retire right where they live; you may have to show them why that’s not a realistic option.
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
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 2
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.
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