The Internal Revenue Service has not yet adopted the updated assumptions on American's average life span, allowing companies with defined-benefit pension plans to incur at least $18 billion in savings next year; Plus, why the 4% withdrawal rule shouldn't be dismissed.
Trading in retirement accounts rose as the market tumbled in the later part of August, suggesting that retirement investors panicked in the face of the market decline; Plus, nine factors to consider before buying long-term care insurance. more »
Recent volatility in the stock market shows that people need an "idiot proof" safety blanket such as Social Security to ensure they will be guaranteed an income after they leave the workforce; Plus, 3 moves to make in a crazy market. more »
The federal government is calling on comments for its proposal to allow Medicare to cover physicians' fees for discussing end-of-life issues with beneficiaries; Plus, how to transfer inherited IRAs. more »
Retirees who can no longer afford to settle their debts because of job loss, business failure and other misfortunes may seek a one-time-payment settlement with their creditors; Plus, ways in which retirees can tap their portfolio using various strategies. more »
Taking a required minimum distribution from a retirement account to satisfy the RMD of another account is allowed only if both accounts are traditional noninherited IRAs or noninherited 403(b) plans; Plus, how to decide between a 401(k) and an IRA when saving for retirement. more »