‘The Big Short’ Is No Tall Tale

'The Big Short,' in which the actress Margot Roddie (above) provides exposition from her bath, is an excellent docudrama based on Michael Lewis' bestseller. It blames the financial crisis on private-sector fraud and stupidity, not on ACORN, the GSEs or Barney Frank.

The Key to Turning On 401(k) Annuities

Micruity, a tech startup with a 30-year-old CEO, says it has the "middleware" that can integrate 401(k) plans and annuity issuers. Will the retirement industry listen?

Wells Fargo’s New Annuity Wagon

Wells Fargo Asset Management's new target-date series of CITs comes with a built-in, optional retirement income strategy: systematic withdrawals plus an annuity starting at age 85.
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Vanguard keeps dominating fund flows

Through Nov. 30, Vanguard mutual funds received more net inflows than the next nine fund companies combined, according to Cerulli Associates. (Photo of Vanguard founder Jack Bogle.)

RIJ’s 20 Top Events for 2016

Here are 20 events that RIJ would like to attend in 2016. We'll try to reach as many of them as we can.
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‘The Big Short’ Is No Tall Tale

'The Big Short,' in which the actress Margot Roddie (above) provides exposition from her bath, is an excellent docudrama based on Michael Lewis' bestseller. It blames the financial crisis on private-sector fraud and stupidity, not on ACORN, the GSEs or Barney Frank.

Stick to a Plan? Few Retirees Do: Hearts & Wallets

'Many retirees practice a “chunk or nothing” spending pattern, consuming from 0% to 9% or more of principal annually rather than drawing down savings at sustainable rates,' according to a new study from the research firm Hearts & Wallets.