Rodney Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Retirement Shocks You May Have to Deal With

Unexpected events - and costs - can be a real shock to your retirement. Here are five.