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.
How Inheritances Influence Retirement Preparedness
At the population level, bequests don't make much of a dent in retirement insecurity, the Center for Retirement Research found.
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.
Retiring? Then It’s Time to Move
Surprising insights emerge about when, where and why retirees relocate, Michael Finke writes.
Americans Defy Warnings, Still Retiring Early
From congressional hearings to research studies, one would think Americans would be getting the message that most need to work longer before retiring.
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.
Easing the Looming Retirement Crisis: “Falling Short” Co-Author Offers His Insights
Life longevity is adding to an already major income gap between what most retires will need and what they are able to save.
Huge Wealth Transfer of $16 Trillion Estimated in Next 30 Years
Plan early to avoid a big estate tax hit, Wealth-X and National Financial Partners warn.
Can the Social Security Trust Fund Survive?
Understanding how the Social Security program works is key to dispelling fears and avoiding bad claiming decisions.