How Debt Affects Retirement

“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.)
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It’s No Joke: The Fed’s Comic Book is Wrong

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.
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Annuities that Pay Cash Back Rewards

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).
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12 Retirement Plan Concepts Financial Advisors Must Know

In this article, an ERISA attorney sets out to help retirement plan advisors understand basic retirement plan concepts that can help them develop and maintain their retirement plan book of business.
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Advisor Survey Provides Mixed News for Annuity Providers

Cogent Research's 2011 Advisor Brandscape survey shows that many advisors sell annuities and are highly loyal to certain variable annuity providers. But on average they don't devote much of their clients' assets to annuities--and don't plan to in the future. At left, Cogent principal John Meunier.
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The right savings rate? Russell has a rule-of-thumb

Russell Investments recommends that each year a defined contribution plan participant should be saving a percentage of salary equal to 30% of his or her final income replacement rate, net of Social Security income.
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AXA Equitable puts flexibility in its variable annuity roll-up

Beginning with the third contract year, the roll-up rates of the Retirement Cornerstone variable annuity will be tied to the current 10-year Treasury rate plus 1.5% and will renew annually, AXA Equitable Life said.
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The Bucket

Brief or late-breaking items from MassMutual, Genworth Financial, Morningstar, Deutsche Borse and Nationwide Financial.
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The Bucket

Brief and late-breaking items from Nationwide Financial