How Much Income Do Retirees Really Need?
Do percentage-based rules of thumb for replacing pre-retirement income — say, 80% — make sense? Michael Finke weighs in.
Grantham, Kelly & Krawcheck to Speak at Morningstar Confab
The popular investment conference takes place Wednesday through Friday in Chicago and should draw at least 1,000 advisors.
Ordinary Americans Shouldn’t Need a Ph.D. in Finance to Retire
Morningstar spotlights research on the behavioral barriers that derail Americans from saving for retirement.
Will Low Investment Returns Wreck Retirement?
A challenging environment for asset returns demands new thinking, Michael Finke writes.
Just How Hot Are Liquid Alts?
Experimenting with alternative mutual funds is a complex and risky business, Michael Finke writes.
Longevity Annuities: Their Time Has Come
New rules open a landscape of possibilities for retirees to draw income in their 80s and beyond, Michael Finke writes.
The Trouble With Investor Optimism
Retirees’ growing confidence has downsides.
Longevity Annuities Get New Life From Treasury’s Blessing
The new rules could do for deferred annuities what the Pension Protection Act of 2006 did for TDFs.
Maximizing the Retirement Paycheck
Social Security deferral and a private annuity strategy make for a powerful income combo.
Which Annuity Is Optimal? SPIAs vs. DIAs
A study of fixed income annuities across 6,000 scenarios ranked one type higher, but the other could soon snatch the annuity crown.