Rodney Brooks is the former Deputy Managing Editor/Personal Finance and columnist for USA TODAY. He currently writes a retirement column for the Sunday Washington Post. He has also written on retirement and personal finance for Black Enterprise magazine, MarketWatch.com, as well as several other financial web sites. Brooks is author of Is One Million Dollars Enough: A Guide to Planning for and Living through a Successful Retirement.
Recent Articles By The Author
Why You Need a Financial Planner
As planning for your golden years gets increasingly Byzantine, it can pay to hire a pro.
Biggest Threats to People Who Are Already Retired
The dangers are pervasive for people in their golden years. Here's what to look out for.
What Baby Boomers Should Do to Plan for Retirement
It's never too late to start saving for retirement. Here's what to do as you're nearing your golden years.
How to Save for Retirement in Your 40s
Many people wait until later in life to start saving for retirement. It gets complicated with kids and aging parents, but Gen X can find a winning strategy.
Retirement Planning for Millennials
Gen Y-ers have the opportunity to use the new year as an opportunity to get on track when it comes to saving for the future.
Year-End Retirement Planning 2016
The new year is approaching fast, so it's a great time to examine your long-term financial strategy.
When to Take Social Security
One of the biggest decisions any American must make pre-retirement is when to take Social Security.
5 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make in Retirement Planning
Retirement planning isn't easy. You might think, however, that having a spouse or partner to plan with you would make it easier. Guess again.
Planning to Work in Retirement? Better Start Planning Now
The big question these days is, should we even call it retirement any more?
5 Retirement Shocks You May Have to Deal With
Unexpected events - and costs - can be a real shock to your retirement. Here are five.