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Archive for category: Retirement

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The Retirement Income Menu: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

ABOUT SIGHTLINES ABOUT THE PROJECT ONGOING PROJECTS PUBLICATIONS SURVEY METHODS FAQs CONTACT US HEALTHY LIVING SPOTLIGHT ON: DIET OBESITY DRUGS AND ALCOHOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR SLEEP SMOKING SEE ALL FINDINGS FINANCIAL SECURITY SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN’S FINANCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT HOME OWNERSHIP EMERGENCY FUNDS HEALTH INSURANCE INVESTMENTS LIFE INSURANCE LONG TERM CARE POVERTY SEE ALL FINDINGS [...]
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Working Longer and Retirement: Applying Research to Help Manage an Aging Workforce

Working Longer and Retirement: Applying Research to Help Manage an Aging Workforce With millions of Americans living longer lives compared to prior generations, it’s inevitable that many will want to work to later ages, for a number of reasons. For example, many workers may want to accumulate more retirement resources, continue their career aspirations, or [...]
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Optimizing Retirement Income by Integrating Retirement Plans, IRAs, and Home Equity: A Framework for Evaluating Retirement Income Decisions

Optimizing Retirement Income by Integrating Retirement Plans, IRAs, and Home Equity: A Framework for Evaluating Retirement Income Decisions Read the report It will be critical for many older middle-income American workers to effectively deploy all their retirement resources that have significant value, including accounts in defined contribution retirement plans, IRAs, and home equity. For example, [...]
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How to “Pensionize” Any IRA or 401(k) Plan

How to “Pensionize” Any IRA or 401(k) Plan Read the report With the decline of traditional pension plans, 401k) plans and IRAs are now the dominant retirement vehicle in America. Many older workers are approaching their retirement years with no pensions, and they have a number of important questions that will influence their decision about how and when [...]
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The MORE Design: Integrating psychological science and behavioral economics to engineer better outcomes with human resource, benefit, and retirement programs

The MORE DesignIntegrating Psychological Science and Behavioral Economics to Engineer Better Outcomes with Human Resource, Benefits and Retirement Programs Research has identified numerous actions that increase the odds of living long and well, but many people don’t take the appropriate steps, particularly in the areas of health and financial security. As a result, many people [...]
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The Decision to Retire: Research-Based Recommendations for Individuals and Employers

The decision to retire has life-altering implications for finances, health, and well-being in later life. It is clear that advancing our understanding of the retirement decision process requires a holistic and integrative perspective that considers factors in all three domains. The goal of this paper is to present a systematic framework for organizing, evaluating, and […]

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The Decision to Retire: 3D Conceptual Model and Research Review

The decision to retire has life-altering implications for finances, health, and well-being in later life. It is clear that advancing our understanding of the retirement decision process requires a holistic and integrative perspective that considers factors in all three domains. The goal of this paper is to present a systematic framework for organizing, evaluating, and […]

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Optimizing Retirement Income Solutions in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans

Optimizing Retirement Income Solutions in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans In collaboration with the Society of Actuaries, the Center has completed a four-phase project that identifies new retirement income solutions to be utilized by retirement plan advisors and consultants. The Summary Report integrates all four phases, and separate papers provide details on each phase.Two essays summarize [...]
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Retirement Income in DC Plans: The Next Evolution in Plan Design

RETIREMENT INCOME IN DC PLANS: THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN PLAN DESIGN This article, published in Benefits Magazine, presents current retirement income challenges faced by participants in DC plans and the opportunities for employers to leverage their resources to make a positive financial impact on their employees’ retirement. Defined contribution plans (DC plans), such as 401(k), [...]