Retirement

getty Two years ago, the Trump Administration quietly began a review of the nation’s long-term care (LTC) insurance system, focused primarily on ways to enhance private coverage. This week, just as quietly, an administration task force released its report. Unfortunately, for the most part, the group was unwilling to commit to any meaningful changes to
0 Comments
Among the bliss that is your 20-year vacation, there is a list of risks that retired individuals … [+] face more now than when they were working. getty The day you retire, a weight on your shoulders seems to remove itself as you no longer need to work to survive. The years of punching a
0 Comments
Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about withdrawing an application after revising filing plans, potential effects of the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pensions Offset (GPO) and divergent SSA benefit estimates. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc,
0 Comments
By Randy Rieland, Next Avenue Contributor getty Not everyone who cares for a family member or friend with dementia or a chronic medical condition joins a support group. In fact, most don’t. But people who do, often have made deep connections with those with whom they’ve shared the confusion, frustration and even the anger they
0 Comments
President Trump signed four executive orders on Saturday. They direct the Treasury to extend the federal bonus for unemployment insurance, order the Treasury and HUD to provide temporary funds to renters and struggling homeowners, extend a payment moratorium on student loans, and defer the 6.2% Social Security tax, also known as the payroll tax. All
0 Comments
Economic Security Planning, Inc. Today’s column addresses questions about having no income in the years before filing, potentially filing early with minor children, potential effects of continuing to earn income and how spousal benefit amounts are determined. Larry Kotlikoff is a Professor of Economics at Boston University and the founder and president of Economic Security
0 Comments
getty First, the background: With Congressional negotiations on a “second stimulus” bill going nowhere, President Trump signed a set of executive orders yesterday, of dubious legality or effectiveness, regarding student loans, evictions, unemployment benefits, and, yes, Social Security. After having called for a payroll tax cut since the start of the crisis (as far back
0 Comments
TOPLINE After Norwegian Cruise Line reported dismal second quarter earnings—with revenue plunging 99% from a year ago—CEO Frank Del Rio said that he was “astonished” that people are still booking cruises, while also expressing optimism the company has enough liquidity to weather a prolonged period of no sailing. Norwegian Cruise Line reported a 99% decline
0 Comments
While I discussed a variety of ways that insurance companies manage the risks around supporting lifetime income guarantees, fees are the headline mechanism for managing the guarantee risk. Fees can be used to purchase financial derivatives and support other forms of risk management for the guarantee. Deferred variable annuities generally have several types of ongoing
0 Comments
By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue Contributor getty Researchers have launched a global effort to examine the long-term effects of Covid-19 on the brain. Scientific leaders from more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin and North America, with guidance from the World Health Organization, are looking into neurological complications stemming from the coronavirus. Many
0 Comments
By Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Managing Editor getty Life transitions can be jarring at any age, but they often pile on top of each other in your 50s and 60s. Transitioning to retirement…to empty-nesterhood…perhaps to a single life…living through a health trauma. Heck, it’s partly why our site is called Next Avenue. Bruce Feiler, author
0 Comments
(Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images) PA Images via Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic derailed the world’s plans. Weddings, family visits, and business trips have been postponed or cancelled. But of all the derailed plans, the most important are older workers’ retirement plans. Here there are no redos—you only get one shot at
0 Comments