Tag Archives: income
Well, maybe not everything, but the decision of when to claim Social Security benefits will have a lasting impact on the amount you receive.
Generally speaking, you’re eligible to receive 100% of your Social Security benefit at your full retirement … Read more
I’m not a millennial, but a number of my Vanguard colleagues currently fit this demographic. And they often seek counsel from the one with a few flecks of grey in her hair―about work, life, and investing.
When it comes to … Read more
One of the most intriguing retirement studies issued in 2012 was by economists James Poterba of MIT, Steven Venti of Dartmouth, and David Wise of Harvard.* Their study looked at wealth holdings among Americans in their late 60s. And one … Read more
I participated in a live webcast recently on the topic of earning income in a low-yield environment. Here’s a recap of a few of the themes from that session.
One of the persistent questions from the seminar was how long … Read more
The “future of retirement” seems very much on the public’s mind. The topic is surfacing in the press, in the institutional marketplace, and will be the focus of a Washington, D.C., policy forum I’m attending in May. Here are some … Read more
What’s the typical income of a U.S. retiree? $40,000? $50,000? Higher, lower?
It’s $31,157 as of 2008.
That’s the median income of households age 65 and older as reported by Pat Purcell of the Congressional Research Service. The median means … Read more
I recently attended a conference in Washington on the question of retirement income—how baby boomers will generate income from their 401(k) accounts once they retire.… Read more
For many years, the government has published statistics on Americans’ age and employment. A version of that data is shown in the chart below. My sense is that these figures are the basis for much of the conventional wisdom on … Read more
Given all the back and forth in Washington these days, with policy meetings and dramatic proposals to revolutionize retirement, I’ve got retirement-income solutions on the brain. So here’s a modest proposal for providing “Retirement Income Security for All.”… Read more