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The First Person to Live to 200 May Already Be Alive. How Should She Plan Her Retirement?

If you’re 65 today, you have a one in four chance of living past age 90, according to the Social Security Administration. But what if you lived even longer? Biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey has said that the first person to live to 150 is probably alive today. And Stanford professor emeritus of developmental biology Stuart Kim has been quoted as saying that there are those alive today who will live to be 200.

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Wall Street Journal
Retiring Soon? Plan for Market Downturns

For each year in which a bull market persists, workers become likelier to retire. But those who leave the workforce now—the ninth year of the longest U.S. bull market—are potentially setting themselves up for a tough stretch that could test their portfolio’s long-term resilience.

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Magnify Money
How to Prepare Yourself for the Next Recession

This month marks the 10th anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy, a collapse synonymous with the 2008 financial crisis. The U.S. emerged from the Great Recession in 2009, entering what may be one of the country’s longest periods of economic expansion. But if all good things must end, it’s natural to wonder when to expect the next downturn and how to prepare. There’s chatter that a recession is on the horizon, and while no one knows exactly when, some economists think the U.S. economy could enter a downturn in 2020. The Federal Reserve also signals that gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services produced across the economy — will slump in 2020. Echoing fellow economists, Tendayi Kapfidze, chief economist at LendingTree, MagnifyMoney’s parent company, said he expected the economy to slow the second half of 2019.

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Investment News
Hurricane Florence will Test Limits of Adviser Contingency Plans

As Hurricane Florence bears down on a large swath of the southeastern United States, financial advisers are heading for shelter and appreciating the increasingly virtual nature of the financial services industry.

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Roth IRA Limits

How much can you make to contribute to a Roth IRA? Quick Summary: If you are single, you must have a modified adjusted gross income under $135,000 to contribute to a Roth IRA for the 2018 tax year, but contributions are reduced starting at $120,000. If you are married filing jointly, your MAGI must be less than $199,000, with reductions beginning at $189,000.

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MarketWatch
Rich People Win (Again) If The New RMD Proposals Become A Reality

Required minimum distributions, or RMDs, the mandatory amounts people must withdraw from certain retirement accounts or face a harsh penalty from the IRS, may be about to change. President Trump recently directed the Treasury and Labor departments to consider the implications of delaying the age of required minimum distributions for retirement plan withdrawals.

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