The Evolving Idea of Retirement
History provides perspective for making retirement decisions today, Michael Finke writes.
10 Best States Ranked by Pension Promises
Even the soundest state pension plan is just two-thirds of the way toward accumulating assets sufficient to pay its retiree obligations.
10 Scariest States Ranked by Pension Promises
If the nation had an actuary-in-chief examining state pension systems, he'd have to declare the state of the states “bleak.”
Largest Public Pensions See 14.3% Gain
The holdings and investments in the 100 largest public-employee pension systems in the U.S. are at their highest since 1968, the Census Bureau says.
7 Ways to Boost Pension Systems: EY
Among the recommendations: appointing a "chief simplicity officer" for pension plans to make them more understandable to consumers.
How to Frame Annuities More Attractively
New research points to ways of increasing annuities' appeal.
Replace Social Security or Fix It?
Just as advisors understand that past performance does not guarantee future returns, Larry Kotlikoff argues Social Security's past success does not indicate its current viability.
Doctor Performs Autopsy on U.S. Retirement System
Failure to raise the retirement age will be cited on America’s death certificate if we don't act, Dr. L. Stephen Coles says.
Retirement Around the World: How the U.S. System Stacks Up
The National Institute for Retirement Security compares pension systems in the United States to those in Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.
Morningstar: State Pensions Complex, Lack Transparency
Who’s watching your client’s pension? At the state level, who knows?