For most of us, retirement will be the shortest, most challenging period of our lives and yet few are fully prepared for this life stage.
Public spending on health has already lurched out of control, owing to expensive new technologies and malfunctioning medical markets. Here's why three reforms will be crucial.
After the stock market sank in 2008, many investors lost money from their 401(k)s, leaving those who are looking to retire strapped for cash, the New York Times reports.
Discussing whether the S&P 500 could finish the year 40% higher, with Michael Gayed, Pension Partners, and Jack Caffrey, JP Morgan Private Bank. "Conditions favoring risk assets are rising," says Gayed.
Discussing how one pension fund is making a big bet on private equity, with Steve LeBlanc, Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
As the euro zone’s biggest economy, and one of its most successful in recent years, Germany has shouldered the burden of helping to bail out more troubled euro zone nations.
KNTV's Scott Budman reports Sprint has walked away from a major deal with MetroPCS; Japanese regulators say AIJ Investment Advisors lost $2 billion dollars in pension assets it managed; shares of Kenneth Cole Productions soared after Kenneth Cole himself offered to buyback shares of the company; Starboard Value doesn't like the way AOL is being run, so it filed to nominate five people to the board; and shares of TiVo slid 3% after it issued a downbeat forecast.
Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.
Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.
The financial crisis may have triggered yet another ripple – one that has gone somewhat unnoticed by investors.
Companies in the S&P will face a 36% pension shortfall this year. John Ehrhardt Milliman, Fastline, explains.
The "millenials" are perhaps the first generation to be actively thinking about planning for retirement in their 20s. Not expecting social security or traditional pensions, they're putting all their faith in 401(k)s and say they want help managing them.
With the Federal Reserve promising low rates at least through 2014, many retirees and conservative investors are naturally concerned. Here are four ways to plan accordingly.
"We are a big supporter and believer of private equity," says James Leech, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan president/CEO. Leech says private equity has produced good results for pension plans and in the last 20 years his pension plan has produced over 20 percent in yields.
International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. CNBC.com highlights 10 of them.
Shell is to close the FTSE 100’s last remaining final salary pension scheme to new hires in Britain, ending an era in which private sector workers could be confident of a guaranteed income throughout their retirements, the FT reports.
The new "new normal" is a "paranormal" market — and this paranormal market could wind up haunting pension funds.
From a moderate surplus at the end of 2007, pension plan assets at S&P 500 companies now cover only about 74 per cent of estimated liabilities, calculates Credit Suisse, a deficit of roughly $450bn.
While politics on the national scene are a continual show of gridlock, politics, and fingerpointing as the economy struggles, the state of Rhode Island managed to cut its pension liabilities and save taxpayers $4 billion. How did it do it? By putting aside politics and focusing on the math, state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told CNBC Wednesday.
It is the governance of public pension plans that needs to be restructured to assure that pension funds are being appropriately invested and protected.