Five Ways to Generate Retirement Income

In this pre-Labor Day issue of RIJ, we bring you five ways to create retirement income, based on concepts developed by or real-life cases solved by income experts like Bill Sharpe, Dana Anspach, Jerry Golden and others.

‘The Island is Calling Life Insurers’

Interest among US life insurers in capital-release through reinsurance in Bermuda is spiking. The opportunities are described in this guest column by actuaries Nick Komissarov and Faisal Haddad of Willis Towers Watson.
Anecdotal Evidence

Social Security Needs Our Attention

Time is money, and the longer we ignore the Social Security situation, the more we'll have to pay to fix it. The just-released 2021 Trustee's Report shows the cost of delay.


August 26, 2021

Research Roundup

Here are summaries of four research papers on topics ranging from the argument for a federal digital currency to the real causes of 'black swan' crises, and from the insurance-purchasing habits of the wealthy...
August 19, 2021

Wade Pfau’s Income Expert Success Tools

Here's the "RISA" method for matching retirees with income-generation strategies, from Wade Pfau, Ph.D., of The American College and, and his colleague Alejandro Murguia, Ph.D. ("RISA" is Spanish for "smile.")
August 12, 2021

The Day the Gold Standard Died: 50 Years On

On August 16, 1971, I was cashing an American Express travelers check in a small bank in Melun, France. The tellers were nervous. Something huge had clearly just occurred in the macroeconomy.