Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.

Pitching Income Annuities on Greed

Speakers Wade Pfau and Curtis Cloke showed planners at the Financial Planning Association's 2019 conference in Minneapolis that income annuities can provide growth as well as protection.

Research Roundup

Recent research offers new insights into financial decision-making, the decision to work after retirement, and reveals surprising links between aging and interest rates, the rise of the service economy, and the 'shadow banking' phenomenon.
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Gray Zone Strategies

"If you are in the gray zone, be very leery about any strategy that does not involve some form of annuities," Otar writes.

Neapolitan Annuity

Hartford Life’s new Personal Retirement Manager is three products in one. It bundles a deferred income annuity with a variable investment and a fixed return account.
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One-Third of Health Care Spending Wasted

“By attacking waste, health care costs can be reduced without adversely affecting the quality of care or access to care,” said Robert Kelley of Thomson Reuters.