Dream-House Shopping in Costa Rica

The house was for sale. Its mystical vibe seduced them into paying $150,000 in cash. Monkeys, sloths, macaws, butterflies and gekkos would be their neighbors as the couple aged. 'It was definitely impulsive,' the musician told RIJ.

Skin in the (Costa Rican Retirement) Game

How do Costa Ricans pay for retirement? In San Jose, Alvaro Ramos Chaves (above), the pensions regulator, told RIJ how his nation’s mandatory DB and DC plans work. His insights could inform our own debates.

RetirePreneur: Dream Forward

The next wave of automation in retirement plans will be chatbots--intelligent virtual assistants that both teach and learn from participants. Dream Forward, a startup led by Grant Easterbrook, is seizing the opportunity.

When You’re 64

Six months after reaching age 64, Americans are showered with Medicare supplement pitches. While the path of least resistance leads to a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medigap plan might be better. Here's how to find a good one.

The Illusions Driving Up US Asset Prices

'The Dow is up only 19% in real (inflation-adjusted) terms since 2000. A 19% increase in 17 years is underwhelming, and the national home price index that Karl Case and I created is still 16% below its 2006 peak in real terms,' writes Nobel winner Robert Shiller in this guest column.

Rx for Retirement: A Low Dose of Equities

'For retirement investors attempting to minimize downside risk while sustaining future withdrawals, appropriate equity allocations range between five and 25%,' write Keith C. Brown (inset) and W. V. Harlow in a award-winning research paper.