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.
Half of Households Risk Inadequate Retirement Income
A study from Boston College says the average family needs to save 15% of income for retirement, a hurdle most aren't meeting.
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?
Don’t Claim Social Security Before 70, Alicia Munnell Says
Munnell of Boston College argues that 70 is the de facto retirement age — at least as far as Social Security is concerned.
Alicia Munnell: Make 401(k) Auto-Enrollment Mandatory
Seven years after Congress encouraged employers to auto-enroll workers in 401(k)s, “the retirement fix has run out of steam,” the Center for Retirement Research says.
IRS Withdrawal Calculation Offers Alternative to Standard 4%
Here’s a news flash; the IRS offers a calculation that actually helps consumers. Who knew?