Lottery-like savings programs aren’t widely legal in the U.S., but a Harvard Business School professor believes they could inspire more low and middle-income Americans to save.
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is going from one pocket to another,' explains Vanguard's active Treasury fund manager, who expects the stimulus to be withdrawn in 2022.
Glide paths of TDFs differ markedly as the investor comes within ten years of retirement, and this divergence can lead to unpleasant surprises.
Last week, the Government Accountability Office sent a snapshot of America’s retirement income status to Sen. Herb Kohl, who will hold hearings on the topic in June.
The Richmond-based company reported net income of $212 million in the first quarter of 2010 (before provision for non-controlling interests), compared to a loss of $469 million in the first quarter of 2009.
The Individual Annuities segment reported operating income of $119 million in the first quarter of 2010, up from $74 million a year ago, reflecting a 34% increase in average annuity account values.
Some of the administrative burdens that come with carrying annuities need to be eased in order to attract more employers to offer these types of products, ING said.
Worldwide, mutual fund investors have added nearly $1.4 trillion of net flows to bond and stock funds since March 2009's market bottom, according to Strategic Insight's Simfund databases.
“One of the disadvantages of in-plan options is that Qualified Joint Survivor and Annuity (QJSA) rules can often be cumbersome, confusing, and difficult to administer," said the TIAA-CREF brief.