Mr. Obama has ordered the creation (on a pilot basis) of a "myRA" program, bringing closer to fruition a multi-year effort by liberal policymakers to expand access to workplace retirement savings plans. The illustration is of myRA's cousin VERA.
Baltimore radiologist Dimitri Merine hopes to retire in seven years, at age 63. So he created a do-it-yourself retirement income plan, using systematic withdrawals, dividends, a bond ladder and a deferred income annuity.
The executive vice president and head of retail at Jackson National Life (and former chairman of the National Association of Variable Annuities) spoke with RIJ about the two kinds of advisers, about fixed indexed annuities and about being the top annuity seller.
Manufacturers trying to build retirement income solutions for advisers face the fact that advisers vary widely in their approaches to retirement planning, says Howard Schneider of Practical Perspectives, which has co-produced a new survey with GDC Research.
The shortcomings of the voluntary retirement savings system in the U.S. should no longer be ignored, writes our guest columnist, the co-founder, president and CEO of Convergent Retirement Plan Solutions LLC, a participant training provider.
"After more than five years, QE has arguably entrenched expectations for continued low or even negative real interest rates – acting more like addictive painkillers than powerful antibiotics," writes this columnist, the former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.
In two surveys, Cogent Reports (formerly Cogent Research), a unit of Market Strategies International since last May, asked plan advisors and investors to name the most familiar DC providers and rollover destinations, respectively.
Protesters have argued that people should be able to decide what happens to their salaries, and that any supplementary pension payment should be voluntary, IPE.com reported.
Brief or late-breaking items from: T. Rowe Price, MassMutual and TD Ameritrade.
It's reassuring to know that airline pilots like to think ahead, rather than wait for accidents (financial or flight-related) to happen.
"We are undoubtedly living with many delusions that we do not even realize"--Nate Silver, in The Signal and the Noise (2012).