Maximizing the Retirement Paycheck
Social Security deferral and a private annuity strategy make for a powerful income combo.
Expert explains why people don’t buy annuities
Economist Jeffrey Brown has brought curiosity and imagination to difficult questions about annuities and retirement.
Jeff Brown Tackles Tough Annuity Questions
Why don't more people annuitize? How should retirees fund their health care? Economist Jeffrey Brown has studied these difficult questions and more, Michael Finke writes.
5 reasons to be bullish about variable annuities
A much-derided investment product may be central to the future of retirement.
Revenge of the Variable Annuity
VAs, a much-derided investment product, may be central to the future of retirement.
The Search for Better 401(k) Advice
The 401(k) system was never really constructed to provide the best retirement savings platform for individuals. But fixing it is a formidable task.
Finke: Is the Time Right for REITs?
Since their epic fall in the Great Recession, REITs have rebounded big time. A fresh look at whether they make sense in a modern portfolio.
Can Boring Stocks Bring Investment Bliss?
Michael Finke examines the surprising advantages of low-volatility portfolios.
Are Boomers Headed for Retirement Disaster?
Michael Finke crunches the numbers — and assesses the wild cards — of the retirement savings problem.
Finke: Should Retirees Be Stocking Up on Stocks?
The conventional wisdom of retirement portfolios is to gradually reallocate away from stocks with age. But new research says otherwise.