BCCRR: Public Investment Plans Make Riskier Investments Than Private Plans

Public sector investment plans invest more in riskier assets than private plans, even when controlling for a number of different factors. This is according to a research brief released by Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research (BCCRR). The basis of the research began with a long-held assumption about the investment activity of pension plans at […]

Florida Dominates List of Affordable Retirement Cities

Locations in the state of Florida dominate the list when it comes to most affordable cities for retirement, but the top spot emerges out of South Dakota, according to senior active adult community site 55places.com. They have compiled a list of the top 20 most affordable cities to live in retirement, based on a survey […]

New York Times: Volatile Stock Market Hits Retirees Hardest

A turbulent stock market is already stressful for investors, but that stress can easily increase for older investors that are on the cusp of retirement. This is according to an article in the New York Times, written by personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard with contributions by Dr. Wade Pfau of the Funding Longevity Task […]

Retirees Face New Challenge: Mounting Student Debt

Retirees will continue to face financial difficulties over the course of 2019, stemming from perennial problems like pensions, personal finances, social security benefits and even leftover debt from student loans. This is according to a column at MarketWatch examining the current state of the financial landscape for retirees, and accompanying data from the Federal Reserve […]

Nearly a Third of Retirees Would Prefer to Live Somewhere Else

When asked directly if they would choose to live where they currently reside in retirement if given the option to choose again, nearly a third of respondents said “no” in a survey conducted primarily with people aged in their 70’s or above. The survey, created by Age Friendly Ventures, was conducted online in December 2018, […]

Where and How Retirees See Themselves Living

Over 80 percent of people aged 50 and over plan on living at home as they age, and 75 percent say that failing health would be a factor that would push them toward residence in an assisted living facility, followed by the loss of the ability to drive at 30 percent. This is according to […]

Local Spotlight: Reverse Mortgages in Florida

Florida remains the retiree capital of the United States. No personal income tax, warm weather and plenty of sunshine drew nearly 78,000 retirees to the state in 2015 alone, according to the most recent U.S. Census migration data. That’s 50,000 more retirees than Arizona, the second state on the list. Regional Stats:Total FL Population: 21.3 […]

Baby Boomers Need Far More Money in Retirement Than They Think

Baby boomers will need far more money in retirement savings than many of them believe, and generally prefer many major metropolitan areas to retire to. This is according to a new survey by Provision Living Senior Communities with over 2,000 respondents in an attempt to determine the ideal retirement scenarios for American seniors. Other highlights […]

Home Equity, If Used, Offers Big Boost to Retirees’ Income

If converted to income, untapped home equity for seniors in the United States and 10 European countries could make for a significant supplement to retirement income, according to data released by the Urban Institute and highlighted in a blog post at the Boston College Center for Retirement Research (BCCRR). “The typical retired U.S. household has […]