Brett Arends, Moneyish

Brett Arends


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Brett:

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

Unretirement has a new face

Unretirement is more common than you might think, but even if you want to come back you may not be able to → Read More

It's time to get rid of Social Security's not-so-hidden tax

There's a good chance you're paying something extra to Uncle Sam than you may have anticipated. → Read More

Inflation on the shelves means deflation in confidence, a study finds

Why do so many investors think they won't reach their retirement goals? → Read More

Opinion: Over 40 and can’t get a job? Apply here

The cult of youth has never been stronger in America, even as the population gets older → Read More

Opinion: What 401(k) and IRA critics are missing

This makes a bad middle-class retirement situation even worse → Read More

Opinion: Why you should ditch plans to convert your 401(k) to a Roth IRA

Ted Benna, the man who invented the 401(k), has a warning for anyone considering moving your nest egg into a Roth IRA → Read More

Opinion: My problem with 'ESG' investing

What does investing with your conscience achieve? → Read More

Opinion: Why I won’t do a Roth IRA conversion—even if this is the last chance

Most of us—including me—are almost certainly going to be way better off in a traditional IRA → Read More

Opinion: Should I do that Roth IRA conversion before Congress bans them?

Decisions, decisions. Here's the math. → Read More

Opinion: Congress saves a controversial tax ‘loophole’

This largely benefits the rich and the upper-middle class → Read More

Opinion: How the Covid crisis is making retirement inequality worse

At least 1.7 million extra older workers have retired early as a result of the pandemic, research finds → Read More

Opinion: How can I use my 401(k) to save the planet?

Some of the biggest pension funds have started making social and environmental issues part of their investment decisions → Read More

Opinion: This is now the average 401(k) balance

Mantra: Save early, save often. → Read More

Opinion: Get rich, live longer

New research raises the stakes for saving and investing early. → Read More

Opinion: If you want to change careers after 45, you need to do this one thing first

Ageism and long-term unemployment are major blights for those in the second half of their careers → Read More

Opinion: Nearly a third of 401(k) plans contain less than $10,000

Vanguard's latest survey of retirement plan savings shows wide variations in America’s retirement preparedness. → Read More