Traditional Pensions

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Great Recession Strengthened Public Pension Systems, Report Says

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Public retirement systems have made changes since 2007 that have ensured their long-term viability.

Annuities Offer Little Benefit To Wealthier Retirement Savers, Morningstar Says

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Social Security bridging strategies are a better alternative for those with large savings, the firm said.

Great Recession Strengthened Public Pension Systems, Report Says

by FA Staff

Public retirement systems have made changes since 2007 that have ensured their long-term viability, the report said.

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.

GOP Fury Over ESG Triggers Backlash With Pensions At Risk

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The finance industry is arguing that Republican are putting the financial security of U.S. savers in serious jeopardy.

Calpers Logs Decade-Worst 6.1% Loss As Stocks And Bonds Dive

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Calpers, the biggest pension fund in the U.S., last reported a negative return in 2009.

Inflation Is Even Worse If You Measure It The Proper Way

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Right now monthly core inflation is clearly accelerating.

Unfunded State Pension Liabilities Could Nearly Double In 2022, Report Says

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Investment losses could lead to unfunded liabilities growing to $1.3 trillion, the Reason Foundation said.

Rethinking The 4% Rule

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

Pimco Warned U.S. Treasury That Russia Sanctions Will Hit Pensions

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The company said U.S. pension funds would face losses if fund managers are forced to write down their Russian holdings.

Women, Wealth And Retirement: Closing The Gap

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Women are falling behind in their financial futures. Three BlackRock executives say that can change.

Front-Row Retirement

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

RE Advisors Becomes Homestead Advisors

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The firm was creasted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Goals-Based Investing

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

Illinois Gets Third Upgrade On Rebounding Revenue, Reserves

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Illinois has made strides in recent years toward shoring up its finances, aided in part by billions in federal aid.

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.

Covid's Effect On Long-Term-Care Insurance

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Underwriting standards appear to be getting tougher.

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.

Nonprofit Warns Governors About BlackRock Retirement Funds' Chinese Investments

by FA Staff

A watchdog also said that BlackRock's continued investment in China violates some of its ESG claims.

These Are The World's Best (And Worst) Pension Systems In 2021

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The U.S., at 19th, could increase its ranking if it raised the minimum pension for low-income retirees.

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