The Trouble With Investor Optimism
Retirees’ growing confidence has downsides.
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.
Should Americans Be Required to Save for Retirement?
“Everybody’s a rugged individualist,” said Anthony Webb, an economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, “until things go wrong.”
Olivia Mitchell, Kent Smetters, Others Reveal Holes in Retirement Advice
Surveys show millions of people want to discuss retirement with a professional advisor. But a forthcoming book edited by Olivia Mitchell and Kent Smetters points to barriers to advice in the retirement marketplace.
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.
Center for Retirement Research Finds Healthy Pay Higher Costs Than Unhealthy in Retirement
Finding attributed to longer life spans for healthy individuals, translating to higher health care costs in long run
Center for Retirement Research Finds Healthy Pay Higher Costs than Unhealthy in Retirement
Although current health care costs for healthy retirees are lower than those of the unhealthy, the healthy actually face higher total health care costs over...
So much for women and children first
Most married men claim Social Security benefits at age 62 or 63. This is well short of both Social Security's Full Retirement Age and the...