CRR Director Alicia Munnell writes a weekly blog post for MarketWatch.

Recent Posts

To What Extent will Working from Home Continue? (5/3/21)

What Happens When Worker Benefits are Cut? Some Suggest that Workers Offset Benefit Loss with More Saving Elsewhere (4/26/21)

Has COVID-19 Pushed More People Into Retirement? (4/20/21)

Can Investors Solve the Climate Change Problem? (4/13/21)

COVID $1.9 Trillion Package Temporarily Expands Earned-Income Tax Credit (3/30/21)

Critics Leap on Aid to Multiemployer Pension Plans (3/23/21)

What is the Value of Annuities? (3/17/21)

Do Men and Women Save Differently for Retirement? (3/8/21)

Has COVID-19 Really Affected Life Expectancy? (3/1/21)

Few 401(k) Participants Changed Portfolio Allocation When Market Tanked (2/23/21)

Retirement Income Security for Everyone (RISE) Raises Many Questions (2/17/21)

Low Interest Rates Make It Harder to Save for Retirement (2/8/21)

What’s Happening to State and Local Government Finances? (2/1/21)

Retirement Security in 2019 and 2020: We Need to Fix Our Retirement System (1/25/21)

How to Get Steady Income for Life (1/21/21)

COVID Pressured Some Employers to Suspend their 401(k) Match (1/12/21)

Eliminating Social Security’s WEP and GPO Provisions Is Not the Way to Help Retirees (1/5/21)

COVID Is Not a Retirement Story (12/21/20)

Auto-IRA Programs Are Closing the Coverage Gap (12/18/20)

Social Security Actuaries Update Projections for COVID-19 (12/8/20)

How Has COVID-19 Affected Older Workers (11/30/20)

Social Security Lets You Change Your Mind (11/16/20)

401(k) and IRA Balances Are Up Modestly, a Key Survey Shows (11/10/20)

Here’s an Easier Way to Think About ESG Investing (11/2/20)

DOL Punts on SECURE Act Lifetime Income Illustrations (10/27/20)

Social Security Benefits Will Increase by 1.3% in 2021 — Is This Keeping Up with How Seniors Actually Spend? (10/20/20)

Social Insurance Is the Best Way to Save — Now More Than Ever (10/13/20)

How Rich Is the ‘Middle Class’? (10/6/20)

Are We Undercounting or Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths? (9/30/20)

Payroll Tax Deferral Messes with Social Security — One of the Few Good Things in This Crazy World (9/21/20)

Biden’s 401(k) Plan: Changing Tax Incentive for Retirement Is a Great Idea (9/14/20)

A Drop in Social Security’s Average Wage Index Could Hurt Four Million People (9/8/20)

Department of Labor Rules on Both Sides of the Social Investing Issue (8/31/20)

Should We Rethink How We Tax Social Security Benefits? (8/24/20)

Don’t Trust the TRUST Act (8/17/20)

Paying Off Unfunded Pensions Liabilities Will Be a Low Priority After COVID-19 (8/10/20)

Department of Labor Comes Down Hard on Social Investing (8/4/20)

Don’t Cut the Payroll Tax — Let’s Help Those without a Job (7/28/20)

Tapping Social Security for Anything — Including COVID-19 Payments — Is Wrongheaded (7/21/20)

What Will COVID-19 Mean for Social Security Claiming? (7/16/20)

Will COVID-19 Force Older Workers to Retire? (7/8/20)

New Labor Department Rule Changes Default Retirement Plan Disclosure from Paper to Electronic (6/29/20)

Social Security’s Average Wage Index Likely to Decline in 2020 (6/23/20)

COVID-19 Is Not as Big a Threat to Typical Older Workers as You Might Think (6/16/20)

Older Workers Are as Well Situated as Younger Workers to Work Remotely (6/9/20)

Pre-COVID-19 Survey Shows Employers Positive on Older Workers (6/1/20)

Can People Really Work from Home? (5/27/20)

Social Security and COVID-19: 3 Ways the Shutdown Could Impact the Program (5/18/20)

Job Losses Have Hit Older Workers Harder than Prime-age Workers (5/11/20)

Social Security Report Shows Uptick in 75-Year Deficit, No Change in Trust Fund Depletion Date (5/6/20)

How Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect Social Security’s Finances? (4/30/20)

Employers Start to Suspend Their 401(k) Match (4/21/20)

Why Suspending the RMD Rules for 2020 Is a Good Move (4/14/20)

Congress Missed a Big Opportunity in the CARES Legislation (4/6/20)

Why Do So Many People Need Financial Help? (3/30/20)

Suspending the Social Security Payroll Tax Is a Terrible Idea (3/24/20)

Scattering of Death Rates Has Huge Implications for Social Security (3/20/20)

Yes, Retirement Benefits for Police and Fire are Expensive (3/10/20)

There are No Magic Fixes for Social Security (3/2/20)

Health Savings Accounts are Crazy Bad Tax Policy (2/26/20)

Do Millennials Really Deserve a ‘Gold Star’ for Retirement Saving? (2/18/20)

Life Expectancy is Up Slightly — and That’s Good News (2/11/10)

No Need to Talk About the Saver’s Credit in a Presidential Campaign (2/4/20)

Are Retiree Housing Patterns Stable Enough to Borrow Against Home Equity? (1/28/20)

How Can We Fix Social Security’s Coming Cash Shortfall? (1/22/20)

Secure Act is Likely to Have a Positive — but Small — Impact (1/15/20)