How to Personalize Withdrawal Rates

Safe spending rates range from 2% to 10%, writes researcher Luke Delorme in the Journal of Financial Planning. It all depends on when people retire, how much guaranteed income they have, whether they want to leave a legacy, etc. One size never fits all.

How to Choose an Annuity Issuer

Shopping for an annuity, like shopping for a car, involves questions about the manufacturer of the product. Do their products perform as expected? Will service quality be high? Are they likely to stay in business? We show you where to look for answers.

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.
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RetirePreneur: Sheryl Garrett

Sheryl Garrett is the founder of Garrett Planning Network, a web-based professional network of about 300 independent financial planners who make financial advice accessible on an hourly, fee-only basis to anyone, with no minimum wealth requirement.

The Future and How to Survive It

McKinsey Global Institute's analysis of thousands of companies around the world shows that top performers invest in intellectual assets, play in fast-growing markets, and have the most efficient operations.
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Robo-advisors should shift to B2B model: Cerulli

"Cerulli projects eRIAs will need to grow approximately 50%-60% per year for the next six years and gather approximately $35 billion in AUM to remain a standalone direct channel for consumer business," said Cerulli analyst Frederick Pickering.