New EBRI data shows both defined contribution and defined benefit plan participants favor cashing out their accrued benefits over purchasing annuities, potentially jeopardizing retirement security.
LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute data shows single retirees feel less confident than married retirees; many say they want more professional financial advice.
Earning additional income is their primary reason why, a survey found.
According to a new MassMutual study, 79% of retired women are receiving professional financial advice, compared to 68% of men.
Looking ahead, Vanguard researchers estimate that 77% of participants on the firm’s recordkeeping platform will be invested in a single TDF by 2022.
Sixteen percent of Americans plan on having gig economy jobs in retirement.
Defining retirement goals by a particular age can be risky, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute research, as it doesn’t account for the actual savings and assets available to support the person in retirement.
Vanguard analysts have published a new framework to help guide retirees as they set investment goals, define their risk budget, plan for health care expenses, and tackle other challenging tasks.
The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index remains at a 17-year high, despite a clear uptick in volatility, with the index at +139 in the first quarter; the firm’s head of retirement dissects the findings for PLANADVISER readers.
In an interview with PLANADVISER, Jerry Ripperger, vice president of consulting at Principal, highlights a new, fee website the firm has rolled out to help advisers and their clients explore the potential benefits of launching employee stock ownership plans as part of a broader ownership transition.
Despite the tremendous progress of the last decade, there remain some “surprisingly different perspectives” among plan sponsors, recordkeepers, and individual participants when it comes to priorities and best practices, according to a new Cerulli report.
Among Baby Boomers who think it is important to work with an adviser, nearly 70% said they would purchase an annuity within their individual retirement account (IRA), according to a survey by fixed income annuity provider Annexus.
Over a six-year period, projected income replacement scores in plans managed by Empower increased from 68% to 77.8%
Alongside numerous proposed changes, employees who work for three consecutive years with at least 500 hours of service each year would have to be made eligible to participate in an employer’s plan, but would be excluded from top-heavy and nondiscrimination testing.
But, employees younger than 25 and older than 65 are more likely to say they try to save/invest their HSA funds, a survey finds.
The Center for Retirement Research projects that 40% of those born between 1976 and 1985 will be unable to replace 75% of the income they received between the ages of 55 and 54 when they reach age 70.
60% say life in retirement exceeds their expectations.