From MarketWatch:

We have $8 million saved for retirement, are in our early 50s, and want to retire early, but are worried about healthcare expenses — what can we do?: Having millions of dollars saved is a great way to enter an early retirement, but even people with that amount of money need a few pointers before they exit the workforce. 

While many are looking for work, some older workers are jumping at the chance for a new start: Workers over 50 are reevaluating what they want to do with the rest of their lives.  

Empower to buy 4,300 retirement plans from Prudential in deal worth $3.55 billion: This is the latest acquisition for the retirement investment firm. 

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Panama or Portugal: Which expat favorite is right for your retirement? 

Medicare covers hospital care and doctor visits. But did you know it also covers grief counseling and depression screening?

Lessons from a real-life downsizing 

Should seniors get reverse mortgages

More in retirement news:

Social Security only covers 40% of retirement. How can you make up the difference? (USA Today)

Avoid taxes on Social Security with this key retirement decision (Motley Fool)

3 retirement rules it’s okay to break (Fox Business

Women’s retirement protection act reintroduced in Congress (Planadviser)

Retirement credit eyed to pay back essential public workers (WWLP)

Maryland retirement: Is it really the worst in the nation? (Baltimore Sun)

Research and Insight:

Over 20% of women take no part in couples’ retirement planning, study shows (GOBankingRates)

How ethical is automatic enrollment in retirement plans (Morningstar)

Go ahead, retire early. But it’ll cost you (Government Executive)

New study shows most people aren’t saving enough for retirement (KMVT)

State auto-IRAs are building momentum (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)

To share with your family, friends and clients:

Are your retirement savings on track? These benchmarks can help determine where you stand 

‘I never felt like I belonged in the U.S.,’ says 62-year-old who fled Minnesota to retire in Bali — where you can live ‘very, very comfortably’ on $3,000 a month 

‘I could live on my Social Security and still save money’: This 66-year-old left Chicago for ‘calming’ Costa Rica — where he now plans to live indefinitely 

If you’re a 401(k) investor, check your ‘risk aversion’ — now 

Federal government’s rescue plan for multiemployer pensions falls flat, critics say 

Private equity does not belong in 401(k) plans 

If you want to change careers after 45, you need to do this one thing first When to consolidate your 401(k) plans — and when not to

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