Forget "death panels." Loving, decisive words from a doctor helped this dying pianist decide to let go of her life. The conclusion of a two-part story.
For weeks, interesting studies have been gushing from the National Bureau of Economic Research and elsewhere on the economic implications of COVID-19. We've selected and summarized seven of them for you.
AARP's 38 million members can now buy income annuities and fixed-rate annuities on a platform powered by fintech firm Blueprint Income. Buyers get a complimentary annual 'retirement income check-up' from a salaried, insurance-licensed adviser.
The Treasury said this week that it will borrow (and spend) about $3 trillion this quarter, to cover its stimulus promises. Where does that money come from and where does it go? 'The capital is going from one pocket to another,' explains Vanguard's active Treasury fund manager, who expects the stimulus to be withdrawn in 2022.
Our occasional columnist explains why hedge funds are scooping up discounted claims against jailed Ponzi artist Bernard Madoff.
All those who give “personalized investment advice about securities to retail customers” should put the clients' interest above their own, the SEC staff recommends.
Prudential is reducing the size of the roll-up guaranteed by its top-selling Highest Daily Lifetime variable annuity rider to 5% per year until the first withdrawal from 6% per year.
Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America led bank holding companies in annuity commission income through Sept. 30, 2010, combining for almost 60% of the year's income.
"More generous benefits" anticipated in 2011, according to Morningstar vice president Kevin Loffredi.
In the 1990s, Poland reformed its Social Security-type system and introduced personal accounts. Now they’ve got chaos.
Garth Bernard responds to last week's RIJ article on the Bank of Montreal's Lifetime Cash Flow product, saying the product has 'room for improvement.'
Late-breaking items from the Diversified Services Group, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, ING, Wealth2k, Fidelity, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Nataxis.