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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F.D.I.C. May Borrow Funds From Banks

Bankers say they'd rather loan money to the FDIC than make new contributions to the FDIC fund or see the FDIC tap a line of credit at the Treasury.

Decumulation Beat

The Insured Retirement Institute held the first annual conference under its new name in Boston this week, and the difference between IRI and NAVA was striking.