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.
The Trouble With Investor Optimism
Retirees’ growing confidence has downsides.
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.
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.”
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.
IRS Withdrawal Calculation Offers Alternative to Standard 4%
Here’s a news flash; the IRS offers a calculation that actually helps consumers. Who knew?
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.
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.”