Holiday Cheer

Forget doom-and-gloom. Recent research suggests that the Crash of 2008 will not prevent most Boomers from retiring as planned.

The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.
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It’s Reigning Buckets

Envestnet's new PlanHorizon income distribution method resembles other 'bucket methods' like IFLM and RetireSense, but also integrates the bucket method into the firm's full-service investment and administrative platform for independent advisors.
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Nuances of Insurance Wholesaling Revealed

Agents prefer different business practices depending on their years in the industry and whether they're captive or independent, a Mintel survey shows.

IRI Says It’s “Time to Feel Free” Again

With its first-ever web video, the Insured Retirement Institute says as much about its own post-NAVA makeover as it does about the hipness of guaranteed retirement income. The one-minute effort to get Boomers thinking about retirement is intended for viral dissemination.