Bill Benson and his wife had planned to fortify their retirement savings once their children left home, so they’d have enough to travel and relax. But at 68, Benson is still working full-time, and that empty nest he envisioned isn’t so empty. Benson’s eldest daughter...read more
This year has been an exciting time for retirement policy: Just over the horizon sit several potential updates to the laws governing how Americans plan for life after work. In May, the House of Representatives passed the most significant piece of retirement...read more
DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The simulations have been run and the numbers have been crunched: annuities help improve retirement outcomes compared to investments alone. “Workers show strong interest in guaranteed income1, but one-third of individuals report...read more
LONDON — In this city known for grumps and complainers, the happiest people are those with a pension and those too young to understand how a pension works, according to Britain’s first-ever national happiness survey, out last week. Results further show that people...read more
While annuities have long been a viable retirement option, those new to retirement planning may discover a bit of misinformation about them. If you’re considering annuity-based products—such as fixed index annuities—as a way to boost the diversity of your retirement...read more
Droves of retiring baby boomers are driving change in late-life transportation and travel. Health care and technology innovations are helping retirees enjoy active lifestyles. Today, boomers are the longest living generation in history and remain at the forefront of...read more
10,000 simulations highlight impact of guaranteed income for retirees “If the hard numbers and math don’t convince you, then take it right from the source. Retirees who had purchased an annuity are more confident than those without one” The research looked at how...read more
April is Financial Literacy Month and a reminder to examine your personal finance habits. A key element of financial literacy is how well-prepared you are for retirement. Unfortunately, few Americans are looking forward their post-working years. Our 2017 survey found...read more
You need to know how they work, because many financial planners recommend them to their clients for retirement planning purposes. In fact, one study shows that almost 90 % of planners recommend them. Does that mean you need them? Well, you can decide if you do, and if...read more
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