Alessandra Malito, Barron's

Alessandra Malito


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Alessandra:

4 Major Ways the Social Security 2100 Act Would Change Benefits

Here's what to know. → Read More

ESG in your 401(k): Is mixing your beliefs with your investments a bad idea?

Trying to make money and make the world a better place at the same time → Read More

80% of Medicare beneficiaries don’t know this rule — or its penalty

Failing to enroll in Medicare can lead to some steep penalties, and that’s just as true for Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs. But that’s not something many Americans know. Eight in 10 Medicare beneficiaries were not aware of the late enrollment penalty for Part D, according to a survey of more than 1,000 people from The penalty applies to people who do not… → Read More

Medicare open enrollment begins today: Here’s what to know

The enrollment period is between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7 → Read More

The largest COLA hike in 40 years is coming to Social Security in 2022

‘We are talking about an inflation rate that almost all Social Security recipients have never experienced' → Read More

Are you eligible for Medicare? What to know about open enrollment

Tune in to MarketWatch’s conversation about Medicare open enrollment Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET → Read More

Vanguard reverses decision to cut retiree medical benefit after employee outcry

RMAs are one way to help pay for healthcare costs in retirement → Read More

Nursing home occupancy dropped significantly in the wake of COVID-19

Staff shortages and financial woes still strain care centers → Read More

I’m 24, live with my mom and pay rent — I think I’ll need $2 million in retirement. How do I save that much?

Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at → Read More

It’s OK to splurge on things that are important to you — even when you’re saving for retirement

Spending, saving and investing for retirement -- how to put it all in perspective → Read More

When you should — and shouldn’t — consider investing in a Roth 401(k)

A growing number of employers are offering these accounts but most workers aren’t taking advantage → Read More

A looming crackdown on a popular retirement tax strategy has some investors worried

The House proposed restrictions on Roth conversions for some workers — here’s the upside → Read More

How this woman went from six figures in debt and unemployed to financial independence

After Hurricane Katrina brought devastation to New Orleans in 2005, Sylvia Hall threw out everything except her books, family photos and clothes and packed it up in her Honda Civic along with her dog. She couldn’t afford her apartment because she no longer had a job to go to, and she was forced to get rid of nearly all of her belongings. “I was lucky enough to still have things from the… → Read More

Avoid the 10%-per-year penalty for not enrolling in Medicare — know these rules

The Part B penalty is a permanent charge every month → Read More

70% of people don’t save money for future healthcare costs — do you?

Healthcare costs are one of the most expensive line items in a retiree’s budget, and yet not all Americans entering retirement are prepared for these expenses. Nearly three in 10 adults 50 to 80 years old say they earmark savings specifically for future health costs, and 40% said they’d have enough money to pay for these expenses without setting any money aside for it, according to the… → Read More

This TikTok influencer wants to end the ‘silent’ pandemic of financial illiteracy

For younger generations, retirement planning is more about financial independence → Read More

Social Security’s doomsday is now a year earlier — should you be worried?

‘Lawmakers should address these financial challenges as soon as possible’ → Read More

Retiring? Keep your skills sharp for your health, wealth and wellbeing

Many people enter retirement with the plan to relax — and that’s a normal, natural approach to this next phase of life — but they should maintain or even add to their skills after they’ve left the workforce. Retirement Tip of the Week: Whether you’re already retired, a short time away from retiring or have years to go, consider what skills or tools you can obtain or maintain in retirement so… → Read More

I’m 62, live in Missouri but work in Florida and have $1.8 million — ‘have I positioned myself well?’

Have a question about your own retirement savings? Email us at → Read More

Gen Z invests differently — how firms are responding to that

Investment companies are using TikTok influencers and apps to get young investors thinking about retirement → Read More