Low Hanging Life Insurers

Patient investors in search of stock-market bargains might consider the shares of U.S. life insurance companies.

Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

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.

Pitching Income Annuities on Greed

Speakers Wade Pfau and Curtis Cloke showed planners at the Financial Planning Association's 2019 conference in Minneapolis that income annuities can provide growth as well as protection.

Research Roundup

Recent research offers new insights into financial decision-making, the decision to work after retirement, and reveals surprising links between aging and interest rates, the rise of the service economy, and the 'shadow banking' phenomenon.
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Patently Controversial

Lincoln National Life has received a new patent on its GLWB process, raising concerns that it might once again seek royalties from other VA issuers.
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Summary of proposals in Obama budget

Here are proposals in the new Obama budget that are likely to affect members of the financial, insurance or retirement planning industries.

The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking items from DST, The Hartford, LPL Financial, RIIA, MassMutual, Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Lincoln Financial Distributors, and Mutual of Omaha.

‘Field Research’ in Behavioral Finance

Real scientists scoff at the value of "anecdotal evidence." But you can learn a lot about the psychology of money at a garage sale, or when you're buying clothes.