Many advisers still treat annuities and investments as apples and oranges--that is, not to be mixed up in a single retirement fruit salad. But experts Michael Finke, Wade Pfau and Mark Warshawsky offer recipes for combining them.
Lucretia Kirby (above) and other LGBT residents of a Minneapolis apartment building celebrated the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. This article, from the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council, first appeared at indexedannuitiesinsights.org.
Systematic withdrawals from DC plans are one of the simplest and cheapest ways to generate income from tax-deferred savings in retirement. Rollovers get the headlines, but more people advocate SWPs than you might have thought.
If more 401(k) plans offered systematic withdrawals, more money might stay in 401(k)s, and the DOL might not need to attempt the difficult and divisive task of policing rollover IRAs.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff is an economist, professor at Boston University and president of Economic Security Planning Inc., a personal finance planning software company.
Retirement industry watchers in the U.S. should watch what's happening in the U.K. It's a living experiment in pension and tax reform, and it could offer important lessons about what we should or shouldn't do.
“If a participant has the ability to accelerate distributions at any time, then the actuarial cost associated with that acceleration right would result in smaller initial benefits," the IRS and Treasury wrote in Notice 2015-49.