The Best Retirement Research of 2011

What were the most significant decumulation research papers published last year? These ten articles can certainly claim to be among them.

How Debt Affects Retirement

“Remaking Retirement? Debt in an Aging Economy," was the theme of the 65th annual symposium of the Wharton School's Pension Research Council, held last week in Philadelphia. (Photo: Kitchen and retirement makeovers sometimes occur in tandem.)
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It’s No Joke: The Fed’s Comic Book is Wrong

The educational comic book from the New York Fed means well but perpetuates the myth that money was created in the private sector to facilitate barter and enabled commerce to flourish. History shows otherwise.
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Annuities that Pay Cash Back Rewards

Gainbridge, a insur-tech startup, aims to sell fixed deferred and period certain income annuities online. Its sister company, Relay, uses annuities to fund cash back rewards cards. Both firms are part of Group1001 (formerly Delaware Life Holdings).
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Vocal reactions to the New 401(k) Rules

Professionals from across the retirement income industry express their views of the DoL/Treasury announcement last week on fee disclosure and annuities.
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An Interview with David Wray

Don't expect participants to revolt when they see how high their 401k fees are, and don't expect 12b-1 fees to disappear, said the president of the PSCA. But the problem of 'fee bracket creep' should be fixed by new federal rules.
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The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking items from the Retirement Income Industry Association, the Defined Contribution Institutional Investors Association, Lincoln Financial, and Prudential Retirement.