Best places to retire in 2020, taxes when working remotely, and more…

By: Kimberly Lankford

September 5, 2020

The best places to retire in 2020

This Forbes article explains how the pandemic is changing retirement decisions, and this year’s annual list of the best places to retire focuses on new criteria now that people are looking for different things in a retirement destination.

The things we get wrong about planning for retirement

A recent study by University of Southern California researchers looked at retirees’ regrets about their retirement choices. The biggest problem: They were too optimistic about their anticipated retirement benefits, and wished they would have saved more when they were working and postponed retirement. Great advice in NextAvenue about how to avoid those mistakes.

Some important deadlines for your finances have changed in 2020. Here’s what you need to know.

Timely reminder in USA Today that several tax deadlines have changed this year, not just the filing deadline. Don’t miss these deadlines and special tax-planning opportunities for 2020.

Why retirement is the best time to start a business

Column in TheStreet about how starting a business can make your retirement more enjoyable — and how to choose what to do.

Here’s how moving to work remotely could affect your taxes

New York Times article about how some states are trying to tax people who moved there during the pandemic and were working remotely.

Shifting gears

Interesting article in HumbleDollar about shifting careers mid-life. After 23 years of working in corporate finance, the author decided to change paths and become a college lecturer. He shares great advice about important steps to take if you’re considering a major career change.

Here’s how COVID-19 may impact your credit score

Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary talks with credit bureau experts about how your credit score may be affected if you delay making loan payments or ask for forebearance if money is tight because of the pandemic.

COVID-19 scams: From identity theft to bogus contract tracers

Scam artists have been taking advantage of the pandemic as an opportunity for financial scams and identity theft — Americans have lost more than $106 million to COVID-19 fraud this year. This article from the Friends Talk Money Podcast talks about recent financial scams and what to do if you’re a victim.

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