Top 10 Richest Colleges for 2012—The Biggest Endowments
After a big year in 2011, these 10 colleges’ funds rose at a much slower rate last year.
New Frontier for the Yield-Hungry: Student Loans
Skyrocketing college tuition costs and nose-diving yields—combine the two and you may have something.
Windrose Advisors’ John Haase on Branding and New Names
John Haase graced our cover in April 2011 to discuss a topic on many advisors’ minds—the move to independence.
IRS’ Top 10 Richest Nonprofit Charities
More than 315,000 nonprofit charities reported nearly $2.5 trillion in assets for tax year 2008, according to the IRS, with universities and large hospitals dominating the top 10.
What Bogle Thinks of ETFs; Gross vs. ‘Cult’; Paycheck Stress: October Research—Slideshow
The October issue of Research deals with formidable personalities and controversial issues. Cover story "How John Bogle Really Sees ETFs" covers the Vanguard founder's view of the exchange-traded fund field and its evolution. Feature article "Bill Gross vs. the Equity Cult" analyzes the bond maven's pessimism about equity returns.
Running Out of Money
It is a major fear for many Americans. In fact, there is excellent research to support the idea that Americans fear running out of money in retirement more than they fear death.
Thriving Amid Low Rates
Income investors have been crushed by the depressed interest rate environment.
The Meaning of Life
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month … whoa, wait; stop. Stay with me.
Why So Many Americans Die Poor, and Other Big Retirement Questions: MIT’s Poterba
Can the elderly withstand the financial impact of health shocks? Is the annuity puzzle really so puzzling? These are just some of the key questions that award-winning economist James Poterba has investigated.
Can the elderly withstand the financial impact of health shocks? Is the annuity puzzle really so puzzling? Will the...
Half of Americans Die With Almost No Assets
A disturbing study from three Ivy League researchers finds that almost half of Americans die owning less than $10,000.