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Retirement Incomes

BY Ted Godbout | 4/22/2019
While there’s some good news in the Trustees report for the nation’s retirement security system, there’s also some not-so-good news. First, the good news. The combined asset reserves of the Old-... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/19/2019
As plan auto-features become widely accepted, plan sponsors are increasingly turning their attention to retirement income strategies, according to a new survey  of large and mid-size... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/19/2019
As a way to overcome lifetime retirement income shortfalls, Nobel Prize winning economist Richard Thaler recently described an idea to allow people to take a portion of their 401(k) benefits to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/15/2019
While confidence in the ability to retire has increased from five years ago, increasing health care costs and market volatility continue to drive clients' fears of going broke in retirement, new... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/12/2019
Retirement readiness remains a significant issue, but making a few small, smart investments like taking advantage of an employer 401(k) match can have a major impact over time, according to BlackRock... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 1/9/2019
A new EBRI issue brief reviews whether and to what extent purchasing a qualified longevity annuity contract (QLAC) offered through a DC plan can help improve retirement readiness.In “Deferred Income... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 10/23/2018
While it might not be on your calendar, this happens to be National Retirement Security Week – and in the spirit of the week, here are five things that can provide just that.Retirement security – or... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 10/2/2018
Academics have long agonized over something they call the annuitization puzzle.Simply stated, the thing academics can’t quite understand is the reluctance of American workers to embrace annuities as... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 7/17/2018
A recent report suggests that participants are “clueless” about decumulation. And who can blame them?Actually, the issue is perhaps more basic than a decumulation strategy. The report – by Cerulli... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/15/2018
New survey findings suggest a need for financial advisers to discuss optimizing Social Security benefits with their clients, as many do not understand what factors determine their benefits.In fact,... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/14/2018
A new survey indicates that Americans who have monthly income from a pension or annuity are more confident about their retirement prospects – and a new coalition is rolling out a new education... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/11/2018
A new report forecasts how the innovations brought on by the Pension Protection Act will continue to evolve, foreseeing a DC industry that takes on some of the traditional features of the DB industry... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/5/2018
The good news is, Social Security isn’t projected to run short of funds any sooner than it was a year ago. That’s also the bad news.According to the annual Social Security Board of Trustees report, ... Read More
BY John Iekel | 5/8/2018
Is a glass half empty or half full? It can depend on one’s perspective. And in the case of how well retirement plans – and those saving through them – are doing, it also can depend on the data one... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 5/8/2018
Pundits have long worried that retirees wouldn’t have accumulated enough to live on in retirement, but the data suggests that most retirees aren’t exactly burning through their retirement savings.I... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/13/2018
Enactment of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) would be an important step in encouraging employers to offer DC plans and to expand access to various retirement savings options,... Read More
BY | 4/13/2018
Enactment of the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) would be an important step in encouraging employers to offer DC plans and to expand access to various retirement savings options,... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 4/10/2018
One of the more memorable vacations of my youth was one that was just me, my younger brother and my grandparents. It was a driving vacation, one that had limits only in terms of its beginning and end... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 3/27/2018
This weekend will mark the 12th anniversary of my father’s passing. There’s sadness associated with that date, of course, but he left behind a rich legacy in friends, family, and his life’s ministry... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/23/2018
Concerns about health care costs and running out of money in the later stages of retirement has led to increased interest in guaranteed lifetime income solutions, the findings in a new survey show.In... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 3/6/2018
There’s a new proposal being floated that proponents say would “increase retirement income security and reform Social Security.” And yes, a mandate is involved.The proposal involves something tagged... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 2/13/2018
Workers are routinely educated on the benefits of pre-tax savings – there is, however, another tax incentive of which most are unaware.We’re talking, of course, about the so-called Saver’s Credit;... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 11/10/2017
Current measures of the adequacy of retirement income provide diverse answers about the state of retirement income security in the U.S., but what is the correct level?Should the retirement... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 10/13/2017
The Social Security Administration on Oct. 13 announced that the monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 2% in 2018. The change will affect more than 66... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 8/29/2017
Watching the incredible, heart-rending coverage this past weekend of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, I was reminded of a personal experience with nature’s fury.It was 2011, and we had just deposited... Read More

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