Brett Arends, Moneyish

Brett Arends


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Brett:

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

Opinion: If you want great healthcare, retire to these states

There's a lot more to it than sunshine and low taxes → Read More

Opinion: Jack Bogle’s ghost warns about 401(k)s

The current stock boom in retirement accounts will wash out in years to come → Read More

Opinion: If you ‘sell in May,’ don’t go away

If you want to take a more active role in your investments don't leave money on the table → Read More

Opinion: Think you can rely on the 4% rule in retirement? Think again.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict the future? Then we’d know exactly how much we needed to save to have a safe and comfortable retirement. We’d know how long we would need to make our money last. We’d know how much we would need to spend each year. And, crucially, we’d know how much our investments would earn each year. Alas, for the real world! We don’t know how long we’re going to live… → Read More

Opinion: If we want to defend Social Security we’ll have to fight

Without a drastic fix, our retirement protection will be cut by about 20% → Read More

Opinion: The age of the ‘silver stoners’ is nigh

If you were thinking about spending your final years high as a kite—because, let’s face it, why not?—here’s a promising bit of news. You might be well advised to do so—on doctor’s orders. New research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease has added to the claims that cannabis, or especially the ingredient CBD, might help slow, stop or even reverse dementia. Just a two-week course of… → Read More

Opinion: Boomers post-COVID: You can take this job and…you know

It may be too soon to call the end of the Age of the Boomers → Read More

Opinion: NFTs: Retire early, retire rich

Anything has value if people are willing to pay for it → Read More

Opinion: The hopeful news for Social Security buried in the $1.9 trillion bailout

The pension bailout is hard to justify on any grounds other than compassion → Read More

Opinion: The downsides of being a landlord in retirement

The benefits are often overstated and the risks are minimized. → Read More

Opinion: Will working longer save your retirement?

Putting off retirement and delaying Social Security is a luxury many can't afford → Read More