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Trinseo Announces the Retirement of Stephen M. Zide and Christopher D. Pappas from Its Board of Directors – Business Wire

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BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, announced that two members of its board of directors, Stephen M. Zide and Christopher D. Pappas, have decided to retire from the board effective September 30, 2020. In light of Mr. Zides and Mr. Pappas decisions, the board has appointed Jeanmarie Desmond and Matthew Farrell as their replacements, effective October 1, 2020 and November 1, 2020, respectively.

On behalf of the Company and the board, I want to thank Steve and Chris for their leadership and dedication to Trinseo over the past 10 years, said Frank Bozich, President and CEO, Trinseo. They were both founding members of our board, and our success would not have been possible without them. I am personally thankful for their guidance and direction over the years and during my onboarding into the company.

Mr. Zide has served as Chairman of the Board since 2010. Mr. Pappas served as the Companys President and Chief Executive Officer from 2010 until his retirement in 2019 and has also been on the board of directors since 2010. As the boards longest-tenured members, Mr. Zide and Mr. Pappas were instrumental in transitioning Trinseo from a carve-out business into a fully independent standalone public company.

Im grateful for the strong foundation that Mr. Zide and Mr. Pappas have created which continues to serve the Company, Bozich continued. Moving forward, we are excited to welcome Jeanmarie and Matthew to the board as we embark on a very exciting future and set out to achieve our strategic objectives and our recently announced sustainability goals. Their combined experience in the chemical space will be invaluable to our continued growth and innovation as a materials solutions provider.

About the Incoming Directors

Jeanmarie Desmond is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and has previously served as Vice President and Co-Controller for DowDuPont and as finance leader for the Specialty Products division following the merger of DuPont with Dow Chemical. Ms. Desmond brings substantial finance experience and extensive experience in the chemicals industry to the board of directors.

Matthew Farrell is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Church & Dwight Co. Inc., serving since 2016 and as Chairman since 2019. Mr. Farrell served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Church & Dwight since 2014, and as its Chief Financial Officer since 2006. Mr. Farrell brings to the board of directors his experience as a chief executive officer, substantial financial and audit expertise and experience in the chemicals, industrial goods and consumer products industries.

About Trinseo

Trinseo (NYSE:TSE) is a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with a focus on delivering innovative, sustainable, and value-creating products that are intrinsic to our daily lives. Trinseo is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by partnering with like-minded stakeholders, and supporting the sustainability goals of our customers in a wide range of end-markets including automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, medical devices, packaging, footwear, carpet, paper and board, building and construction, and tires. Trinseo had approximately $3.8 billion in net sales with 2,700 employees globally in 2019. For more information, please visit: http://www.trinseo.com.

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements including, without limitation, statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, projections, expectations, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are not statements of historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words like expect, estimate, will, may, or expressions of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements reflect managements evaluation of information currently available and are based on the Companys current expectations and assumptions regarding the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Companys business, the economy and other future conditions. Specific factors that could cause future results to differ from those expressed by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks related to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and those discussed in the Companys Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in other filings and furnishings made by the Company with the SEC from time to time. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on the Companys performance. As a result of these or other factors, the Companys actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof and are not a guarantee of future performance. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Dividend-Paying Stocks for Retirement – The Motley Fool

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It's a terrible mistake to ignore dividends when you're investing, as they can be powerful aids in growing your portfolio while you're still working, and they can serve you particularly well in retirement, too. But don't think of dividend-paying stocks as only appropriate for older investors.

Here's a look at five key reasons you should consider adding some (or many) dividend-paying stocks to your portfolio.

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The first reason is perhaps the most obvious one: Dividend-paying stocks generate income. As an example, if you have a portfolio worth $400,000 with an average dividend yield of 3%, you're positioned to receive $12,000 each year, just from dividends. That money can be reinvested in additional shares of stock, to plump up your portfolio further, or it can be used for living expenses.

Dividends aren't typically static, either: When they're being paid out by healthy and growing companies, they tend to be increased over time -- often annually. This can help your income streams keep up with inflation, which has averaged about 3% annually over long periods.

Check out a few examples below.

Company

Recent Dividend Yield

5-Year Avg. Annual Dividend Growth Rate

Starbucks

2%

20.7%

Microsoft

1.1%

10.5%

PepsiCo

3.1%

7.8%

Target

1.8%

4%

Chevron

7.2%

3.8%

Data source: Author calculations, Yahoo! Finance.

When you search for dividend-paying stocks for your portfolio, look not only for a meaningful yield, but also a payout that's growing well over time.

Another upside of dividend-paying stocks is that they're often relatively stable, compared to stocks of other companies. This is not always true, of course, but in general, for a company to commit to paying its shareholders a certain sum on a regular basis, its managers will be fairly confident of reliable revenue and earnings. That's why you'll find that a large proportion of blue-chip stocks are steady dividend payers. (On the other hand, many relatively young and fast-growing companies do not pay dividends at all, because they're plowing every available dollar into furthering their growth.)

Remember, too, that dividend-paying stocks don't merely offer dividends. The shares are still tied to companies that are working hard to grow and become more valuable over time. Thus, if you invest in healthy and growing dividend payers, you'll likely enjoy not just dividend income that increases over time, but also a stock price that increases over time -- and not necessarily at a paltry rate.

Indeed, when academics Eugene Fama and Kenneth French studied stock market data from 1927 to 2014, they found dividendpayers outperformed non-payers, averaging 10.4% annual growth vs. 8.5%. Here are some more examples of dividend payers:

Company

Recent Dividend Yield

10-year Avg. Annual Stock Growth Rate

Sherwin-Williams

0.8%

25.2%

Lowe's

1.5%

23%

Nike

0.8%

21.2%

Costco

0.8%

19.8%

Amgen

2.6%

17.4%

Discover Financial Services

3.3%

14.4%

Clorox

2.1%

13.9%

Kroger

2.2%

13.1%

Verizon Communications

4.3%

9.7%

Data sources: Yahoo! Financial and theonlineinvestor.com.

Finally, if you're relying on income from dividend-paying stocks in retirement and you end up not needing to sell off those shares over time for additional cash, you'll be able to leave them to your loved ones. This is a meaningful advantage over some other income-producing options, such as annuities. Fixed annuities have the advantage of providing even more reliable income, and they are worth considering in your retirement planning. Indeed, you may end up wanting to set up income streams in retirement from both annuities and dividends.

Don't dismiss dividends as only suitable for older investors and retirees. They have a lot to offer investors at every stage of life.

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Gardner Fire Chief Richard Ares honored on the eve of his retirement as U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan officially announces $240K grant for his department -…

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GARDNER Fire Chief Richard Ares was honored by local and area elected officials as he prepares to call it a career after nearly half a decade on the job. Ares will retire on Wednesday, Sept. 30, after 47 years with the department.

Ares decades of service to the city were recognized by U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, D-3rd, on Monday, Sept. 28. While at the department to officially announce a $240,000 federal grant her office helped secure for the purchase of new breathing equipment, Trahan said she used the opportunity to present Ares with a congressional proclamation to honor his exemplary service to the city.

Chief Ares has devoted his entire life to the city of Gardner, where he has always called home, obtained a degree in fire science from Mount Wachusett Community College, and began his honorable 47-year career on the Gardner Fire Department, Trahan read from the document. The residents of Gardner, as well as the commonwealth of Massachusetts, are grateful to Chief Ares for his extensive (career) as a firefighter, where he faced continual danger without hesitation for the betterment of his community.

Ares said stepping down for the job he has loved is a bittersweet moment.

Obviously, Im going to miss it, Ares said. The part Im going to miss most the guys were asking me this this morning is running to calls. I still love running to calls and doing the so-called street work, but its been a good ride, its been a good time, and its been what Ive always wanted to do, even when I was a little kid. I feel lucky that I got to do what I always wanted to do.

Ares started with the citys fire department as a substitute call firefighter in 1973, becoming a permanent member two years later. He climbed through the ranks of the department, serving as a fire lieutenant for 20 years, and then captain, and eventually fire chief. During his tenure he was selected as a fire investigator, providing skilled analysis in the wake of countless emergencies. He devoted nearly 12 years to teaching life-saving techniques and training fire recruits from across the state as an instructor at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.

The job has changed greatly over the years, Ares said, adding that he began keeping a journal of all of the calls he went on starting in 1983. As I go back through the old records, I see that we didnt do as many calls (in the past), but the majority of them were fires. Now, were actually more of an all-hazards department more than truly a fire department we handle all kinds of emergency incidents. People call us for everything.

Mayor Michael Nicholson said the city is grateful for Ares years of service to the community and its residents.

If you spend 47 years and five months in one community thats dedication in and of itself, Nicholson said. Our birthdays are a day after each other. I just turned 26 and he just turned 65, so for all of my life, hes been here in Gardner just making a difference. And I think thats incredible.

Nicholson noted that his relationship with Gardners longtime chief extended beyond the city limits.

When I was marching in the UMass marching band, he was the official photographer for the band, so weve been joking that now that hes leaving the fire department, his photography services will be better, Nicholson said. But I cant thank him enough for all hes done here. You cant look at the Gardner Fire Department and not see the impact that Richard has made here. So Im looking forward to seeing him relax but also to see how we can continue the work he started here as we move forward.

State Rep. Jon Zlotnik, D-Gardner, said Ares commitment to the city has meant a lot to its residents for nearly half a decade.

Gardner is a city, but I always say its a big town, and people like Chief Ares really dedicate their whole lives to the city and make things better, said Zlotnik. You look at a lot of the changes the chief has brought to the department to modernize it especially when it comes to equipment and training I think that has really been a focus for him, and those crucial decisions are always paramount whenever youre talking about firefighting services.

City Hall would be lit up in red over the next few days in honor of Ares years of service to the city, Nicholson said.

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Here’s what your monthly budget will look like if you retire with $2 million – CNBC

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Having a six-figure budget in retirement requires a large nest egg.

You will need to save at least $2 million if you want to spend $100,000 per year in retirement, according to experts. This scenario assumes that you withdraw 5% of your savings per year, which leaves little room for error.

But you shouldn't plan your retirement based on best-case scenarios.

You should aim to spend around 4% of your nest egg per year in retirement, according to financial advisor Winnie Sun. That percentage can drop, however, based on several factors such as if your home isn't paid off or if you have high health-care costs, Sun said.

This strategy also assumes that you have a balanced portfolio, focusing more on bonds and cash-type investments for your short-term needs. This allows the stocks in your portfolio to grow for the future, according to Sun.

Check out this video to see a few different case studies of how much spending money you'll have if you retire on $2 million.

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Parmer to retire as Baptist CEO after more than 30 years – Beaumont Enterprise

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David Parmer announced his retirement as CEO ofBaptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas on Sept. 29, 2020.

David Parmer announced his retirement as CEO ofBaptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas on Sept. 29, 2020.

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David Parmer announced his retirement as CEO ofBaptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas on Sept. 29, 2020.

David Parmer announced his retirement as CEO ofBaptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas on Sept. 29, 2020.

Parmer to retire as Baptist CEO after more than 30 years

David Parmer has led Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas through growth, change, pandemic and more than a few natural disasters as CEO of the health group for more than three decades, but after next summer he will be passing on its future to the next generation of leadership.

Parmer announced his retirement Tuesday and will be stepping down as CEO at the end of next June. He will be staying on in an advisory role for two years during the leadership transition, according to the health group.

Parmers decision was announced by the health groups board of directors, who heralded his time with Baptist.

The entire board is extremely supportive of Davids decision and thankful for his many years of friendship and exemplary leadership, Gary Coker, board chair, said in a statement. Board members, hospital staff at all levels and the community at large have greatly benefited from Davids highly participative leadership style, sense of commitment to Baptist Hospital, and desire to reach the best solutions and decisions during the best and worst of times. David has truly been a great leader.

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas was founded in 1945 to answer a shortage of hospital beds in Beaumont. Baptist celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Parmer joined Baptist in 1989 after gaining administration experience at hospitals and health groups in Louisiana. He previously worked as a controller with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs but decided to head to graduate school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in search of a career that would allow him to help people beyond the finance world.

Early in his career, he had to oversee the creation of a new hospital in central Beaumont and the decommissioning of the old one.

Services at the hospital expanded under his tenure and Baptist joined with the Cancer Center of Southeast Texas and Altus Cancer Center to create the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Regional Cancer Network in 2017.

Parmer and Baptist as a whole have had to adjust to changing dynamics in health care, such as rising costs and migration of inpatient services to other offices.

In 2016, the decision was made to close the emergency room at the former Orange hospital, ending Baptists services in that area.

As CEO, Parmer also had to lead the hospital through disasters such as hurricanes and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parmers predecessor will be chosen by a newly appointed search committee and the Witt Kieffer executive search firm.

Candidates will be interviewed between January and February 2021 with the plan to have final candidates visit Beaumont between March and April. Baptist anticipates a new CEO will assume office by the end of June 2021.

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3 Pitfalls of Only Using a 401(k) for Retirement – The Motley Fool

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For Americans with access to them, workplace 401(k)s can be the simplest type of retirement account. After all, signing up for one just involves doing a little paperwork and requesting to have money withheld from your paychecks. And in some workplaces, the default is to auto-enroll you, so you really don't have to do much of anything. Many employers even offer matching funds, so you get access to free money by contributing.

But while you definitely want to put at least enough into your 401(k) to earn the maximum employer match, using a 401(k) as your only retirement account may not be the best move. In fact, there are some big pitfalls to putting your money into this account exclusively. Here are three of them.

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Most 401(k) accounts offer a very narrow pool of investment options. You're usually restricted to a few index funds or target date funds and cannot purchase shares of individual stocks. If you invest some of your money in an IRA, however, you'll have access to a much wider pool of investments -- any that your brokerage of choice offers. You can even open up an IRA that allows you to choose non-traditional assets, such as gold or bitcoin.

While you take on more risk by buying shares of individual companies -- and alot more risk by buying some of those non-traditional assets -- you also have the potential for much higher returns than if you stick to just the funds your 401(k) provides. If you're willing to branch out and put in the time to find the right investments, it's definitely worth putting some of your retirement money in accounts that give you more freedom.

Some 401(k) accounts have management or administration fees that eat into your returns. The funds your 401(k) allows you to invest in may also carry higher fees than others that might be available with the broader range of choice a brokerage firm provides.

Fees can make a measurable impact on the amount of money you end up with in retirement. If your workplace plan has them in abundance, you're doing yourself a real disservice if you use it as your exclusive retirement account. Instead, in this situation, you should only contribute enough to get the match and then look for a broker that offers a no-cost IRA with a choice of affordable investment options.

Distributions from a 401(k) are taxed at your ordinary income tax rate. Distributions from a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) are not taxed. If you have access only to a traditional 401(k) at work and use it as your sole retirement savings account, you'll owe more in taxes in your later years than you would've if you'd put some of your money into a Roth IRA and taken tax-free distributions to help support you.

Social Security benefits also become partially taxable once your income hits $25,000 as a single tax filer or $32,000 as a joint tax filer. But not all income is countable. Your 401(k) distributions are included when determining if Social Security benefits will be taxed, but distributions from Roth accounts aren't. If you put all your retirement savings into a 401(k) and withdraw enough to cross the threshold at which you owe tax on Social Security, you'll owe even more money to the IRS that you wouldn't have if you'd received some Roth income instead.

Since you could reduce the size of your nest egg by getting hit with fees and limiting your investment options and get to keep less of your money due to higher tax bills, sticking with a 401(k) alone could really hurt your prospects for financial security in retirement. Instead, consider splitting your money up among several different retirement plans so you can reap the benefits that each provides.

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Whats your takeoff point? The moment youve saved enough for retirement – The Dallas Morning News

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Knowing where you spend your money has gotten easier and easier, thanks to programs like Quicken and websites like Mint.

The late economic historian W.W. Rostow had long-term roles in the administrations of two presidents. But hes probably best remembered for his 1960 response to the challenge of communism.

It was a book titled The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto.

In it, Rostow identified five stages of economic development. The stage most people talked about was the "takeoff, the moment when a nation saved enough that the savings per capita began to grow.

Thats also when income began to grow. And when new opportunities appeared. Its when a nation could get off the Malthusian treadmill with population growth exceeding any increase in savings. Rostow looked around the world. He saw getting to that moment as a challenge and an opportunity.

I loved that book. It set a great mood of possibility and mission.

But if entire nations have a takeoff point, so do we as individuals. So do family households. Better still, if we reach our takeoff point, were on the way to getting off the payday treadmill. Were on the way to a secure retirement at least, or early financial independence at best.

The sad part is that so few get there.

Many never reach their takeoff point. Instead, they buy a new car, take an expensive vacation or decide their 4,000-square-foot house desperately needs an outdoor kitchen. They borrow to spend. They guarantee they will be repaying debts rather than starting to save or adding to savings. They choose to own things that decline in value rather than appreciate. They collect things that consume income rather than create it.

Were not talking about the clueless here. An abundance of survey evidence shows that millions of people live in a financial condition that can only be described as precarious.

An amazing number of people missed the takeoff point memo.

So lets answer a simple question: How do you reach your takeoff point?

Spend less than you earn.

Its that simple.

Trouble is, no one wants to figure out how they spend their money.

Let me repeat that. NO ONE.

Ive been writing a personal finance column since 1977. I still havent run out of fingers for counting the number of people who can immediately say, Last year I spent this much on (insert category), spent this much on taxes and added this much to my savings.

But heres a blunt reality: If we dont make positive decisions about where and how we spend our money, well never control our spending. Well always be the victim of an impulse or a particularly effective advertisement.

Is there any good news here?

Yes! Knowing where you spend your money has been getting easier and easier. It doesnt require taking up permanent residence under a green eyeshade.

If you want to be detailed and fastidious, you can use a computer program such as Quicken. In a few months, youll know exactly where your money goes.

If thats too much bother, you may be able to do it through the services that run automatically on your bank account, your debit card and credit card. You can also put it all together by using Mint, a free online money tracker.

The important thing isnt how you do it, but that it gets done.

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Your retirement probably won’t be anything like your parents’…and that’s not good news – MarketWatch

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When are we going to get real about the looming retirement and aging crisis in this country?

If we dont do something its going to make theCOVID-19crisis look like a walk in the park.

The latest evidence that theres an iceberg straight ahead comes courtesy of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, which has just published its 20thannual retirement survey of U.S. workers.They commissioned polling company Harris to survey about 5,300 workers. Oh, and most of the data were accumulated last fall and winterbefore the crisis struck and made things even worse.Among all the depressing data points, arguably none is more gloomy than the news that 48% of women, and 56% of men, have a serious, well-thought-out plan for dealing with their long-term care needs when they get old.

The plan? Family and friends.

No, really.

Amazingly, they say spouses are only half of that as well. Theyre genuinely relying on friends, and family members other than spouses, to pitchin, too.

Read: Hope to retire someday? See if you can answer these six simple questions

Cue the sound of palms hitting foreheads in financial planners offices across the country.

As someone who once helped provide long-term care to a family member for over a year, let me say: You really dont want to go there if you can possibly help it.

A report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that about 70% of those who reach 65 are going to need long-term care at some point.

Boston-based financial planner Sandra Gilpatrick warns, You shouldnt assume your family will live near you to make care easy. They may have their own financial or life struggles making it a major burden or impossible to give care later.

She adds: Spouses close in age may think they can take care of each other when they have a conversation at 60. Fast forward to 85 and it is a tremendous physical strain to try to lift someone out of a chair. Giving care can rapidly deteriorate the healthier spouse as well.

Meanwhile, I dont want to give you the wrong impression. I dont want to suggest that the failure to prepare for long-term care needs is the only part of the survey that is alarming.

It isnt.

Among the men surveyed, the median household retirement savings were$69,000.

Heavens. A man of 65 with that amount of money can buy a lifetime annuity worth, oh, $330 a month according toimmediateannuities.com.Among the women surveyed, the median household retirement savings were less than half as much, a mere $28,000. Just under a third of the women surveyed had $10,000 or less set aside.

To give you a flavor of how dismal this is, if you type $28,000 into the Amount to Invest box at immediateannuities.com, to see how much of an annuity this will get you, it tells you that number is below their minimum threshold for calculations.

Mmm. Good times.

As usual, everyone is wringing their hands about the financial struggles of the poormillennial generation, but the picture arguably looks even bleaker for Generation Xthe largely overlooked cohort born between 1965 and 1980.

Generation X men reported median retirement savings of $80,000 and Gen X women $46,000. For people who are already aged 40 to 55, with diminishing numbers of years left in which to accumulate wealth, these are alarmingly low numbers. (By contrast, baby boomer men reported median household retirement savings over $200,000.)More than a quarter of Gen X women said they had less than $10,000 set aside for retirement.

Maybe its no wonder. Gen Xers have dealt with three or four once in a lifetime economic collapses in their adult careers, including not only Covid but also the Great Recession and the worst housing collapse since the Great Depression, the stock market crash, economic slump and terrorism crisis of the early 2000s, and a really dismal economic slump of the early 1990s.

They got little uplift from the stock market boom of the late 1990s, which came too early for them to have a lot to invest, but were around and pouring money into their 401(k)accountsduring the dismal decade that followed.

Ouch.

Meanwhile, the survey confirms that women are in a worse position for retirement than men. Thats because of the infamous double whammy. On the one hand they are likely to accumulate fewer retirement savings in the first place, because they are apt to earn less and take more time out of full-time work. But on the other hand they actually need more than men because they tend to live longer.

No wonder just over half of men and women polled said they planned to retire after age 65, if at all. And 38% of men, and 27% of women, say they plan to carry on working in retirement.

The only thing we know for sure at this point? This wont be your parents retirementfor good or ill.

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This study finds that those who retired early lost brain power – MarketWatch

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People who retire early suffer from accelerated cognitive decline and may even encounter early onset of dementia, according to anew economic studyI conducted with my doctoral studentAlan Adelman.

To establish that finding, we examined the effects of a rural pension program China introduced in 2009 that provided people who participated with a stable income if they stopped working after the official retirement age of 60.

We found that people who participated in the program and retired within one or two years experienced a cognitive decline equivalent to a drop in general intelligence of 1.7% relative to the general population. This drop is equivalent to about three IQ points and could make it harder for someone toadhere to a medication scheduleorconduct financial planning.

The largest negative effect was in what is called delayed recall, which measures a persons ability to remember something mentioned several minutes ago. Neurological researchlinks problems in this area to an early onset of dementia.

Cognitive decline refers to when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating or making decisions that affect their everyday life. Although some cognitive decline appears to be an inevitable byproduct of aging, faster decline can have profound adverse consequences on ones life.

Better understanding of the causes of this has powerful financial consequences. Cognitive skills the mental processes of gathering and processing information to solve problems, adapt to situations and learn from experiences are crucial for decision-making. They influence an individuals ability to process information andare connected to higher earningsand abetter quality of life.

Retiring early and working less or not at all can generate large benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has unintended adverse effects, like fewer social activities and less time spent challenging the mind, that far outweighed the positives.

While retirement schemes like the 401(k) and similar programs in other countriesare typically introduced to ensure the welfare of aging adults, our research suggests they need to be designed carefully to avoid unintended and significant adverse consequences. When people consider retirement, they should weigh the benefits with the significant downsides of a sudden lack of mental activity. A good way to ameliorate these effects is to stay engaged in social activities and continue to use your brains in the same way you did when you were working.

In short, we show that if you rest, you rust.

Because we are using data and a program in China, the mechanisms of how retirement induces cognitive decline could be context-specific and may not necessarily apply to people in other countries. For example, cultural differences or other policies that can provide support to individuals in old age can buffer some of the negative effects that we see in rural China due to the increase in social isolation and reduced mental activities.

Therefore, we can not definitively say that the findings will extrapolate to other countries. We are looking for data from other countries retirement programs, such as Indias, to see if the effects are similar or how they are different.

A big focus of theeconomics research labI run is tobetter understandthe causes and consequences of changes in what economists callhuman capital especially cognitive skills in the context of developing countries.

Our labs mission is to generate research to inform economic policies and empower individuals in low-income countries to rise out of poverty. One of the main ways we do this is through the use of randomized controlled trials to measure the impact of a particular intervention, such as retiring early or access to microcredit, on education outcomes, productivity and health decisions.

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If you are thinking of relocating when you retire, there are several things to consider before you make the move.

One of them may now be whether you should do it before you leave the workforce.

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, many Americans are working remotely and may be for some time to come. Several companies have added the option for employees to work from home for the rest of their career, including Twitter, which has said its employees can keep working from home "forever."

"The pandemic was unexpected, working from home was unexpected, but nonetheless many companies realized that workers can be just as productive working from home," said Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.

"We may begin to see a boost in people buying retirement homes before their retirement."

Right now, the evidence is anecdotal, with demand rising in vacation resort areas, he said.

If you are going to relocate, you should be relocating for reasons that are going to make you happy.

Of those who have already entered retirement, 38% have moved to a new home, according to the 20th annual Transamerica retirement survey, released in September.

When choosing where to live, retirees' cited proximity to family and friends (61%), affordable cost of living (55%) and access to excellent health care and hospitals (46%), the survey found.

Whether you want to fully move ahead of your retirement, or buy a vacation home with the intent to use it full-time once you retire, you'll need to do some homework before you pack your bags.

In addition to family, cost and health care, retirees also look at the weather. Florida, which also doesn't have a state income tax, comes to mind for many, but it isn't the only warmer state retirees are flocking to.

There has been a general migration to Arizona, Nevada and Texas, as well, Yun said.

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You can find a lot of information online about the area you may want to make your new home, but nothing beats giving it a trial run first. Consider extended visits if your work allows.

"You will get a pulse on the community," said Barbara O'Neill, an author, distinguished professor emerita at Rutgers University and CEO of Money Talk: Financial Planning Seminars.

"You want to find out about things like hospitals, social services, entertainment venues, [and] closest airports."

O'Neill did just that while she was working at Rutgers. She took a sabbatical and spent three months in Gainesville, Florida, in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, she did it again while working remotely. She's since left Rutgers and is living and working in Florida, about 30 minutes away from Gainesville.

Come up with a pro forma budget that has your best estimate of your income and spending after you leave your job, suggests O'Neill, whose latest book is titled, "Flipping a Switch: Your Guide to Happiness and Financial Security in Later Life."

Research the cost of living in the areas you are considering. Part of that is housing costs.

Housing affordability is a big reason people move when they retire, Yun said.

In particular, people from areas with expensive housing, like the Northeast and California, can find larger homes at much cheaper prices in other states. If they've paid off their homes, or close to it, they may be able to pocket a profit after buying their retirement home.

While prices are already rising, they may go higher the longer a person waits, he said.

"It seems like demand will remain solid for the upcoming years because the Fed has clearly made its intentions known that we will have a low-interest-rate environment," Yun said.

The mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed loan is 3.01%, as of Sept. 21, according to Bankrate.

However, just because demand may remain strong and prices may rise, you should be financially comfortable about making that retirement home decision, Yun advised.

"One wants to never overstretch their budget," he said.

Retirees tend to flock to lower-tax states, especially those with no state income tax, like Florida, Tennessee and Texas, Yun said.

Yet it may not be that simple, especially if you are still working.

You can only have one official domicile, and it is where you spend most of the year. It's where you register your car and vote.

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Those who have bought a house in a low-tax state but still spend much of their time at their first residence can expect to be audited if they claim the low-tax state as their primary residence, warned Ed Slott, CPA and founder of Ed Slott & Co. in Rockville Centre, New York.

He had one case where the IRS did a three-year residency audit, which included a request for records of where the subjects spent each day, each year.

If you move out of state but are still working, you'll still be paying income tax in your employer's state. For example, if you are living in Florida, but your company is based in New York, you'll have to file taxes as a nonresident to New York.

If you relocate to a state that has income tax, there's a chance you can get caught up in being double-taxed, Slott said.

Some states have agreements that the resident state will give credit for the income tax paid to the state where the job is based, as New Jersey does for those commuting into New York. However, now that the pandemic has opened up remote work, people are moving farther away and they could wind up in a state that doesn't have such an agreement, Slott said.

Also, if you wind up working side jobs, you'll have to pay taxes to your new state of residence.

When checking out your specific tax situation, be sure to include your current state of residence. Many even high-tax states, offer huge tax benefits for seniors, Slott said.

"You might be surprised at how low state taxes are when most of your income is from Social Security and retirement accounts," he said.

After doing your research, make up columns or a matrix listing the pros and cons of staying and the pros and cons of moving, O'Neill said.

In addition to financial reasons, remember emotional ones, as well. In the era of Covid-19, a move to Texas may be too far from family members who don't want to travel by plane.

On the other hand, living in year-round warm weather allows for safer outdoor activities.

"If you are going to relocate, you should be relocating for reasons that are going to make you happy," O'Neill said.

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