In the retirement income field, research ranges from almost “pure” science to borderline business promotion. It's not always easy to identify the boundary between the two.
Should US retirees delay claiming Social Security until age 70, even if they have to spend savings until then? The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College proposes that strategy as a default option in retirement plans.
Shopping for an annuity, like shopping for a car, involves questions about the manufacturer of the product. Do their products perform as expected? Will service quality be high? Are they likely to stay in business? We show you where to look for answers.
At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.
MetLife reported derivative net gains of $351 million, after tax, which were largely due to declines in interest rates and gains in the company’s variable annuity hedging program.
DB plan providers and plan sponsors in Europe say that higher capital requirements wouldn't make their plans safer, but would force them closer to insolvency.
There are some 26 million households led by people ages 55 to 69, with an average of $181,000 in retirement assets per household.
EBRI suggests that retirement savings-related tax breaks are tempting targets for an administration in search of stimulus money.
Brief or late-breaking items from Capital One, ING Direct, New York Life, Guardian Life, LPL Financial, AXA Advisors, Envestnet, T. Rowe Price and Towers Watson.
The approach of spring brings Grapefruit League baseball, income tax forms and a new parade of retirement industry-related conferences. We've updated our Events calendar just in time for the new season.
The author of "The Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds" and blogger at moslereconomics.com brainstorms about how the showdown over Greek debt might play out.