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From MarketWatch Retirement:

Confused about Medicare open enrollment? How to maximize your coverage. Medicare’s annual enrollment period is officially live, and all beneficiaries should conduct a review of the benefits they have (and may need).

Should 401(k) and IRA savers take the plunge right now? This is a great moment to think about raising your 401(k) contributions, making your 2022 IRA contribution, or hiking your current retirement plan’s allocation to stocks.

Retirement can mean a loss of identity—how to bring happiness to your next act. Struggling with carving out a new identity in retirement, or massaging the identity you had when working full time, can be a serious challenge.

‘It democratizes what you get’: Hearing aids are now available over the counter—what you need to know

Retirees who want to ease the burden of inflation just need to get a little creative: Here’s how

Scammers love the holidays. Here are 6 ways to protect yourself and your family from cybercriminals. 

This U.S. pension plan faces a bigger crisis than the U.K.’s

So long, senior centers and nursing homes. Older adults don’t want to spend their time in places where they are seen as victims in decline.

‘You’ll leave a mess and they won’t think as highly of you.’ Dying without a will is the ultimate selfish act.

3 simple rules for getting the most out of Social Security

More in retirement news:

Americans think you need $1.7 million to retire comfortably—here’s how much you need to save each month to get there by 65 (CNBC)

6 Overseas Retirement Destinations With Excellent Health Care (US News & World Report)

Want $1 Million in Retirement? Invest $250,000 in These 3 Stocks and Wait a Decade (Motley Fool)

How Much Will You Pay Yourself in Retirement? (Kiplinger)

How To Prepare For Retirement During A Recession (Forbes)

Four Smart Ways to Make Money in Retirement (Yahoo)

Research and Insight:

A quarter of Americans are expecting to delay their retirement due to rising consumer costs, according to a new study (CNBC)

Exposed to Scams: What separates victims from non-victims? (Stanford Center on Longevity)

Know Where the Puck Will Be (Planadviser)

State Pension Contributions Hit Important Benchmark (Pew Charitable Trusts)

Study Finds Millennials Are Less Likely to be Secure in Their Retirement (Plansponsor)

Employees Crave More Help to Create Lifetime Income Strategies (401KSpecialist)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

What happens if you’re incapacitated? How to get your advance directives in order.

5 ways to get your finances organized before the end of the year

Three things the best 401(k)s offer that can help you save a lot more

Our ‘golden years’ are about saving enough money—but having choice, autonomy and agency matter even more

IRS tax planning just got more lucrative: How to save a bundle on your tax return

The Margin: With a rate of $1,733 per night, this Orlando resort is the most expensive U.S. luxury hotel

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