Alicia Munnell: 3 Workable Ways to Save U.S. Retirement System
The existing Social Security system and 401(k) plans could produce vastly better retirement outcomes with a few relatively simple fixes, the Boston College researcher says.
No Social Security COLA in 2016: Higher Medicare Premiums for Your Clients
Some retirees will bear the brunt of higher Medicare Part B premiums due to their higher income and no Social Security COLA, the Center for Retirement Research reports.
How Alicia Munnell Messed Up, and Then Saved, Her Retirement
The Boston College economist and prominent retirement researcher made some surprising financial mistakes. Here's how she recovered.
Average Retirement Age Leveling Off
Cultural and structural changes that converged to reverse a century-long decline in labor force participation may have petered out, the Center for Retirement Research says.
Gen X Looking at Lean Retirement as Wealth Trails
Good timing is not the age group’s forte. Many took out mortgages just before prices plunged, making them the most disadvantaged by the housing crisis.
Why Are So Many Boomers Working Longer?
New research and old confirm that better educated workers are working into ages once considered “old.” But why? And are they crowding out younger workers?
IRS Withdrawal Calculation Offers Alternative to Standard 4%
Here’s a news flash; the IRS offers a calculation that actually helps consumers. Who knew?
3 Ways to Combat Client Disengagement
Alicia Munnell recently argued asset allocation has a relatively minor role in retirement success. Tim Noonan isn’t buying it.
Asset Allocation Has ‘Minor’ Role in Retirement Planning
Financial advice tends to focus on how financial assets are allocated. But other levers may be more important for most households.
At FPA San Diego, Alicia Munnell Paints Bleak Retirement Picture
Alicia Munnell, director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, told attendees at the FPA Experience 2011: “We have a significant increase in retirement needs and a decrease in available retirement resources.”