Vanguard inventoried the wealth and income of affluent older Americans and found that a surprising number of them are still receiving defined benefit pensions. Income-wise, Vanguard identified eight types of afflluent retirees.
“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.)
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.
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).
AXA and, most recently, Lincoln Financial, are marketing variable annuities that combine investment flexibility with variable income options that (for non-qualified contracts) allow regular tax-favored distributions without annuitization.
America is paralyzed by short-sighted, long-lasting tax and entitlement policies that deceased politicians locked us into. In his new book, "Dead Men Ruling," economist Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute says its time to restore 'fiscal democracy.'
Besides providing quantitative rollover data, a new Cerulli Associates report provides qualitative survey data. One takeaway: People in their 50s don't think of themselves as 'pre-retirees.'