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Steve Chen: 'How Do You Deliver Lifetime Income?'

The NewRetirement founder discusses how retirement planning can be simplified, the role of automation, and the challenges facing new retirees.

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Our guest on the podcast today is Steve Chen. Steve is the founder and CEO of, which he describes as a TurboTax for financial planning. NewRetirement advisors also offer one-on-one financial advice and coaching with certified financial planners. Prior to founding NewRetirement, Steve founded venture-backed companies in education and financial services and worked as a consultant at firms including Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and Dimensional Fund Advisors. He also hosts the NewRetirement podcast and contributes to Forbes. Steve received his Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from Boston University.



Retirement Planning

Podcast: Nobel Prize Winner Robert Merton on Fixing Retirement,” by Steve Chen,, July 5, 2018.

The Future of Retirement Planning Is Already Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed,” by Stephen Chen,, 2018.

Why Retirement Decumulation Is the New Accumulation,” by Stephen Chen,, Sept. 30, 2019.

5 Steps to Ensure Your Money Lasts Through Retirement,” by Steve Chen,, Jan. 6, 2021.

The Pandemic & Retirement

2021: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” by Stephen Chen,, Sept. 7, 2020.

Kerry Hannon: Remote Work Trend Benefits Older Workers,” The Long View Podcast with Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak,, Oct. 21, 2020.

The Most Dangerous Age for Retirement,” by Stephen Chen,, Nov. 1, 2020.

Spending & Withdrawal Rates

Tax-Efficient Retirement Withdrawal Strategies,” by Stephen Chen,, Dec. 17, 2018.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for Annuities,” by Steve Chen,, June 27, 2020.

5 Steps for Defining Your Retirement Drawdown Strategy,” by Steve Chen,, June 29, 2020.

The Pros and Cons of Annuities: How to Evaluate Annuities for Your Retirement,” by Kathleen Coxwell,, Sept. 15, 2020.

Karsten Jeske: Cracking the Code on Retirement Spending Rates,” The Long View Podcast with Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak,, Oct. 14, 2020.

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Social Security & Long-Term Care

The Actual Costs of Long-Term Health Care,” by Kathleen Coxwell,, July 3, 2020.

Changes Coming to Social Security & Medicare: Small COLA and 6 Other New Developments for 2021,” by Kathleen Coxwell,, Oct. 14, 2020.

Serious Medical Crisis: Many Retirees Will Require Long-Term Care, but Few Will Be Able to Afford It,”