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Brett Arends


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Brett:

How to Retire Rich—Even if You Just Got Wiped Out

You went to Wall Street. You paid the bill. And now you’ve graduated with an education. → Read More

Nobody knows who is going to staff America’s nursing homes

Too few staff mean some patients can’t get rooms at all. It means others risk neglect, injury, or worse. → Read More

This ‘Crazy’ Retirement Portfolio Has Just Beaten Wall Street for 50 Years

This strategy beats the market with less risk, fewer upsets, and no "lost" decades. → Read More

These are the top 10 mistakes people make when planning for retirement

See what you're doing wrong and what you need to change. → Read More

Can you still retire on $1 million? That’s what today’s millionaires want to know.

The financial turmoil of this year has given us many more opportunities for retirement portfolios than existed a year ago. → Read More

Opinion: The one 'alternative' investment most likely to help your portfolio

Let's count the problems with alternatives. → Read More

Is Grandparenting Good for You? New Research Says Caring for Grandkids May Be Bad for Your Health.

Researchers studied about 20 years’ data for 20,000 Americans and found that looking after the grandchildren does not benefit the grandparents. → Read More

The silver — or golden — lining in the jobs report

Job growth is coming from an unexpected demographic. → Read More

Opinion: This 401(k) bill opens the door to risky assets

Are these investments the way to a secure retirement? → Read More

This is how much Social Security benefits are likely to rise next year

The boost can't come soon enough for retirees already grappling with inflation. → Read More

The crushing financial penalties for marriage in your later years

Older Americans may be better off staying unmarried. → Read More

'Multi-factor' ETFs are missing this one big factor

An astonishing 31 out of 32 multifactor funds targeting the U.S. market have done worse since their launch than the S&P 500 → Read More

These are the mistakes the 'Fiscal Feminist' wants women to avoid

'Don’t let your partner become your plan,' says Kimberlee Davis → Read More

Why Retiring This Year Could Be a ‘Worst-Case’ Scenario

Here's what to know. → Read More

Where are the 335,000 'missing' older workers?

Even with the high number of job openings the employment rate of senior citizens is lower than you might think → Read More

Our retirement system hurts the middle class

The middle class is left behind by the current retirement saving system, NIRS says in a new report. → Read More

Smart IRA or 401(k) moves you can make as Wall Street tanks

Never let a crisis go to waste. → Read More

How to invest now as your 401(k) tanks — according to a top money manager

Ben Inker thinks value is going to beat growth by a good margin in the years ahead. → Read More

Have fun AND retire rich

For the 100 million of you who will get a tax refund this year, the former head of retirement solutions at J.P. Morgan has a great and very simple idea. Don’t spend all your refund. And don’t save all your refund. Instead, says Anne Lester, split the difference. Spend half living, and save the other half in your 401(k), IRA or other retirement vehicle. And don’t just do this with your refund,… → Read More

Millennials have solved the retirement crisis

More millennials own cryptocurrencies than own stocks, a new study says. → Read More