Don’t Break Our Thriving 401(k) System, Groups Urge Government
Wharton’s Olivia Mitchell weighs in on a study by three benefits groups calling 401(k)s a success and telling tax reformers to stay away.
Congressional Committee Addresses ‘Retirement Crisis’
The Special Committee on Aging met recently to hear testimony on the “State of the American Senior: The Changing Landscape for Baby Boomers.”
Finke’s ‘Bizarre’ Discovery: Stocks Safer in Long Term
Are stocks long-run winners, or should investors stick with less risky products? A 20-country study by Michael Finke and others says stocks are the best choice.
Olivia Mitchell: You Might Live to 100. Will Your Money?
Wharton professor Olivia Mitchell and Stephen Utkus of Vanguard on how investors can prepare for increasing likelihood of long life spans.
Jeremy Siegel Sees ‘Really Great’ Opportunities in Emerging Markets
Jeremy Siegel, a senior advisor for WisdomTree and professor at The Wharton School, told investors on a quarterly call what he thought about the economy, Obamacare and Medicare.
Just How Puzzling Are Annuities?
A bombshell critical paper on annuities has strengths and weaknesses.
Annuity Puzzle Solved: Don’t Buy Them
Defying conventional wisdom, Kent Smetters of the Wharton School and Felix Reichling of the CBO say low demand for annuities is no mystery. If there is an annuity puzzle, it is why people don't short them.
It Pays to Be a Giver
In the hierarchical environments of the past, takers could climb to the top on the shoulders of givers. Today, it is givers who tend to thrive while takers find it much harder to prosper.
Who Pays the Bill for Terrorism?
Beyond the unfathomable evil perpetrated on April 15 in Boston—human losses that can never be measured—come the more mundane, quantifiable aspects of the mayhem of which the Tsarnaev brothers are suspected.
T. Rowe Social Security Calculator Shows Strategies to Boost Benefits
T. Rowe Price's Benefits Evaluator helps advisors calculate the goals-based annual dollar amount that clients stand to claim from Social Security under a variety of scenarios.