Can $180,000 really last 65-year-old, soon-to-be retiree until 100? It depends.

By Peter Dunn, Special to USA TODAY | USA TODAY

Dear Pete,

I am now 65 and on the verge of retiring. I am reluctant to retire but am feeling it is time to leave my position for various reasons. I hope to continue working part time if I find a job where I do not feel chained to an office each day for a committed amount of time.Read the full article.

Suze Orman’s FIRE storm: Her advice for millennials retiring early is simple, bleak

The personal-finance celeb says she still doesn’t get the FIRE movement

By SHAWN LANGLOIS, SOCIAL-MEDIA EDITOR | MarketWatch

Suze Orman has emerged as somewhat of a villain in the FIRE community. But that doesn’t bother her.

A 28-year-old woman sitting in the front row at one of Suze Orman’s events last year asked the celebrity financial adviser for some tips on retirement.… Read the full article.

How one millennial managed to save almost $1 million in 10 years without ever earning a salary of more than $75,000

Hint: Living rent-free to start out has a little something to do with it

By SHAWN LANGLOIS, SOCIAL-MEDIA EDITOR | MarketWatch

Roth IRA or traditional IRA?

This millennial claims he was FIRE before FIRE became popular.

FIRE refers to the “financial independence, retire early” movement bubbling up in the younger generation these days as a pathway out of the grind — slash expenses, save a bundle and enjoy the freedom that approach ultimately allows.… Read the full article.

Social Security: Here’s Why Cutting Benefits Is a Necessary Evil

Reducing Social Security’s long-term expenditures is one piece to a very big puzzle.

By Sean Williams | The Motley Fool

When it comes to Social Security, our nation’s most important social program, I’ve got good news and bad news.

The good news is that, despite growing fears that Social Security could go belly up or be insolvent by the time future generations of workers retire, these concerns have no merit.… Read the full article.

My mother has always lived off others and now she lives off me — she needs to sort out her life before I snap

‘I told her that I was going to make an appointment for her to speak to a Medicaid specialist, and you would think she’d watched me kick a puppy down the stairs’

By QUENTIN FOTTRELL, PERSONAL FINANCE EDITOR | MarketWatch

Dear Moneyist,

My mom is a very nice lady who spent most of her adult life chasing the next person who would take care of her, be they husband or family member.… Read the full article.

Opinion: Why does the early-retirement movement have so many haters?

5 complaints about FIRE that don’t really hold water

By JONATHAN CLEMENTS | MarketWatch

What could possibly be wrong with saving like crazy, so you can retire early? That’s the notion behind the Financial Independence/Retire Early, or FIRE, movement. Yet lately, I’ve read a lot of carping about FIRE, both in articles and in the emails I receive.… Read the full article.

These people left their jobs behind to retire early — then life got in the way. Here’s how they coped with FIRE plans gone wrong

This is what happens when your plans for early retirement are derailed

Alli and Matt Owen had $17,000 worth of cryptocurrency stolen.

By MARIA LAMAGNA, REPORTER | MarketWatch

Gwen Merz, 28, is doing something she thought she’d never have to do again: hunt for a job.… Read the full article.

This flight attendant has enough money saved to retire at 44, but she wants to keep working

She hit her ‘FIRE number,’ saving 25 times her cost of living

By ALESSANDRA MALITO, REPORTER | MarketWatch

Bianca, a flight attendant living in Denver, has flown relatively quickly into financial independence, but she’s not ready to give up her job — and she thinks many people misunderstand that about the FIRE movement.… Read the full article.