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Social Security won’t be able to pay full benefits by 2034

Social Security will have to cut benefits by 2034 if Congress does nothing to address the program’s long-term funding shortfall, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the Social Security and Medicare trustees.


Opinion: Retirees with annuities have more fun

OK, so it’s not exactly “fun.” But a new report says retirees who convert their savings into guaranteed lifetime annuities effectively double the amount they are willing to spend each year, on themselves and their families.

Retirement Income Puzzle

What Do People Have Against Retirement Income?

Over the past few years, economists have expended a lot of time and energy attempting to explain what they call ” the annuity puzzle.” The puzzle is this: A guaranteed lifetime income is a valuable thing (especially if it comes with regular cost-of-living adjustments), and people who receive one through a traditional state or corporate pension are generally very happy with it.

Real World Index Annuity Returns

Real World Index Annuity Returns

16 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2009 Last revised: 6 Jan 2011 Date Written: December 27, 2010 * We offer the first empirical exploration of fixed indexed annuity returns based upon actual contracts that were sold and actual interest that was credited. * Annuity returns have been competitive with alternative portfolios of stocks and bonds.

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Retirement Guarantees in Uncertain Times

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Ken Fisher Outcry

Outcry over Ken Fisher comments could mark turning point for industry conferences

Strong negative reaction to a prominent investment adviser’s offensive remarks at an industry conference earlier this week could signal a change in what kind of language and atmosphere will be tolerated at such gatherings. Ken Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments, reportedly laced his fireside chat at the Tiburon CEO Summit in San Francisco with references to genitalia, seducing women and taking drugs, among other awkward topics.

Is this True? If so, Yikes!

Alex Chalekian on Twitter

Alex Chalekian on Twitter

I’m truly disgusted.

Instant Income

The Immediate Annuity: Instant Retirement Income and Peace of Mind | The Motley Fool

As we approach the end of our working lives, it’s natural to look forward to having more free time and perhaps finally getting around to doing some things we’ve always wanted to do. It’s also natural to worry about whether we will have enough money throughout our retirement.