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Opinion: Do spouses have special rules when it comes to inheriting an IRA?

Q. I understand surviving spouses have options that no one else does when they inherit their deceased spouse’s IRA. What are those options? -Sherry in...

Opinion: This chart says we’re partying like it’s 1999

We Americans invest more of our 401(k) plans in stocks than in any other asset class. In total we hold 39% of the money in...

Opinion: America’s toxic ‘us vs. them’ politics is now spilling into the stock market and polarizing investors

Why do columns criticizing meme stock investing in such names as GameStop GME, -2.74% and AMC Entertainment Holdings AMC, -1.44% attract scores of comments deriding the author...

Opinion: If Social Security falls into crisis, voters will have no one to blame but themselves

The trustees for the Social Security Trust Funds are expected to shortly release their delayed annual report on the stability of America’s core retirement program....

Opinion: All concerts should mandate that every fan is ‘carded’ — showing proof of a COVID vaccine or test

Since early 2020 we have been bobbing and weaving as the coronavirus has thrown its various variants at us. We’re learning a lot of defensive...

Opinion: With record rains falling, New York’s ‘Homecoming’ concert was a washout. Should the event have been postponed in the first place?

At the start of the star-filled “Homecoming” concert in New York’s Central Park on Saturday evening, Gayle King pointed out to the crowd of tens...

Opinion: Why alternative investments belong in 401(k) plans

Most people are not investment experts, so they need help managing their retirement savings. Retirement plan fiduciaries recognize this, and it is one of the...

Opinion: After spending trillions of dollars on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, the U.S. has nothing to show for its efforts but blood in the sand

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate)—The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an...

Opinion: How to put your child tax credit to work for the future

Around the same time parents are pondering back-to-school plans, many will be receiving their first expanded child tax credit payment. This tax credit represents part of...

Opinion: A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress acts

Even before the coronavirus crisis, the United States suffered from decades of sluggish economic growth, fueled in part by mounting inequality.  But our past doesn’t...

Opinion: Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Nvidia Corp.’s megamerger with ARM Holdings LLC isn’t expected to happen in the timeframe that Nvidia expected, but there are more than a billion reasons...

Opinion: Afghanistan will not define Joe Biden’s presidency

Last month, a Gallup survey asked Americans to name the “most important problem” facing the nation. There was a long list of matters, all of...

Opinion: History shows spending on infrastructure doesn’t always end well

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to move...

Opinion: The metaverse — a merging of realities — is being built out this decade so you can live in it

Facebook, according to a July 28 earnings call, plans to “transition from the social network to a metaverse company.” Let’s start with a definition for...

Opinion: Here’s the stock index you want to own to keep on top of inflation

The stock market is not a bad place to be if high U.S. inflation turns out to be more than transitory. It’s also not a...

Opinion: How 10 of the world’s smartest investors can help you build your perfect portfolio

We posed this question to 10 of the most respected pioneers in the investment community. Six have Nobel Prizes in Economics: Harry Markowitz, the founder...

Opinion: Florida or Floriduh? As it battles COVID-19 surge, the Sunshine State proves itself as weirdly defiant as ever.

I spent almost two decades living in Florida, and even I’m hard-pressed to pick the moment that stood out as my weirdest. There was the...

Opinion: August spooks many stock investors but it’s actually one of the Dow’s best months

So many investors believe that stocks perform poorly in August that a shrewd contrarian bet would be that the market will be up this month....

Opinion: Working longer is possible for most people

I have long been a fan of working longer. Claiming Social Security at age 70 rather than age 62 produces monthly benefits at least 76% higher. These...

Opinion: What is true financial freedom?

Two recent surveys show the troubles Americans are having with money, and especially with retirement. And it’s not just in the wake of the pandemic,...

Opinion: Big losses ahead for markets? Jeremy Grantham’s terrifying new forecasts

If you have a 401(k) and you’re of a nervous disposition, you probably don’t want to look at the chart above. Even by the standards...

Opinion: Intel appears to be feeling the competitive heat from AMD

Intel Corp.’s data-center sales keep declining as Advanced Micro Devices Corp.’s sales keep growing, and it seems Intel is finally doing something about it. While...

Opinion: Should seniors get reverse mortgages?

I keep seeing Tom Selleck and Henry Winkler on TV hawking reverse mortgages. I’m pretty sure “Magnum P.I.” and “Fonzie,” now 76 and 75, respectively,...

Opinion: Expect a 10% or worse correction in U.S. stocks by mid-August, says this forecaster with a proven track record

Get ready for the most severe correction since the bull market began in March 2020. To be sure, predictions are a dime a dozen on...

Opinion: If you want to fix climate change, you need to fix this flaw in conventional economic thought

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Project Syndicate)—Nowhere are the limitations of neoclassical economic thinking—the DNA of economics as it is currently taught and practiced—more apparent than in the...