The ‘Senior’ Senator from Wisconsin

The soft-spoken Herb Kohl (D-WI) fights for retirees as chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which will hold hearings on retirement income June 16.

The Sacrificial Payroll Tax

Idle talk about suspending the payroll tax is making 'blue' Senators blue. We get answers from Social Security expert Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute.

An Income-Generating ‘Collar’

Using a 'protective net-credit collar,' the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF has distributed monthly income at an annual rate of 7.88% in 2020, while appreciating 10%. Is there a catch?

Life Insurers’ Bermuda Triangle, Part II

The humble fixed indexed annuity is at the center of the restructuring hurricane that has swept through the life insurance industry in recent years. We bring you the second article in a series on the topic.
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How Retirees Can Spend More Early (And Safely)

Bill Klinger's decumulation method involves techniques for moving payout rates up or down in response to market fluctuations. The New Jersey professor has also created the Retirement Quant planning tool.
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Warning on Excess VA Withdrawals Proposed

New York insurance regulators propose disclosure of the mechanism of the excess withdrawal aspects of the contract before the contract is issued and at the time of the request for a withdrawal.

Lincoln Financial Launches Consumer Website

“MyConfidentFuture.com provides up-to-date information and timely insights to help empower people to face their futures with confidence,” said Heather Dzielak, Chief Marketing Officer, Lincoln Financial Group.

Thomas M. Marra to Lead Symetra Financial

Symetra Financial is the parent of Symetra Life Insurance Company, a life and annuity company that raised about $365 million in a January IPO and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Sure Thing vs. The Gamble

There may be a certain futility to creating supposedly win-win products for a market that thrives by generating losers and winners.