Target-Date Funds

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401(k) Annuities Still A Hard Sell Despite SECURE Act, Advisors Say

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Advisors report sluggish demand for the guaranteed-income products in retirement plans.

DOL Approves New Rules For Pension-Linked Emergency Savings Accounts

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A new emergency pension account allows employees to take plan withdrawals free of taxes and penalties.

Fidelity, Vanguard TDFs Have Underperformed Balanced Funds, Morningstar Says

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Researchers found a significant performance gap, mainly because of poor performance by non-U.S. equities.

Putnam Investments Offers ESG Retirement Series

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The ETFs are actively managed target-date funds.

Workplace Retirement Plans Out Of Reach For Many Americans, T. Rowe Price Says

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Retirement-plan access is also hampered by gender and racial inequities, firm strategists said.

A New Income ‘Decumulation' Framework

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How financial advisors can add the most value for clients.

Well, Hello, Sequence Risk! Where've Ya Been?

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For the first time in a long time, advisors may soon have to help clients make painful retirement choices.

Alternatives To The 60/40 Portfolio

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The next 10 years are likely to be very different from the last 10 years.

The Fatal Flaw In Retirement Plans' Target Date Funds

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The life-cycle portfolios will leave retirees unprotected from inflation and short on income in the long run.

Rethinking The 4% Rule

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Is Bill Bengen's famous rule for safe withdrawal rates still relevant? People disagree.

Front-Row Retirement

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You can't always see the action of the play when you're in the audience.

In Uncertain Times, Do Annuities Make Sense?

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Annuities can play a role in different ways during periods of volatility.

Goals-Based Investing

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This investment strategy enables advisors to help clients meet personal objectives without chasing returns.

Workers, Employers Grow Skeptical Of Target-Date Funds, TIAA Says

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Respondents to a company survey raised doubts about whether the funds can provide for a secure retirement.

New Bill Would Allow 401(k)s To Use Annuities As Default Investment

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The bipartisan proposal would allow plan participants to devote up to 50% of their assets to annuities.

Proposed IRS Rules Complicate Inheritance Distributions

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Attempts by the IRS to clarify RMD issues in the wake of the SECURE Act create more confusion.

Inflation Poses Threat To American Retirement Savings, Cerulli Says

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Target-date funds are turning to hedging tools such as TIPS to deal with rising consumer costs, the firm said.

Mass. Investigating Fidelity, BlackRock, Vanguard Over Surprise Tax Bills

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American Funds and T. Rowe Price are among the other target-date fund companies being probed, state regulators announced.

Paper Proposes Low-Cost Way To Bring Financial Advice To Masses

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The strategy leans heavily on fixed-income solutions to offer financial advice to people with limited assets.

BlackRock Moves Closer To Adding Annuity Product To 401(k) Plans

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The nation's largest asset manager is embedding an annuity in target-date funds.

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