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This article originally appeared in the Opinion section of the Boston Globe on October 30, 2013. In the depths of the 2008–2009 financial crash, then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously said, “You never want a serious crisis … Continue reading
Countries around the world face multiple economic challenges including sluggish growth and high sovereign debt, while at the same they confront another challenge: meeting the needs of an aging population. Birth rates continue to decline while people are living longer. … Continue reading
Many of our daily activities are automated, directing us to get to appointments, pay bills, make purchases, and even save for retirement. But automation does not mean an individual contributing to a retirement plan should avoid thinking about and making … Continue reading
Excerpted from remarks delivered by Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments, to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/AARP Conference, Rethinking Retirement: Moving Ahead Without Leaving Anyone Behind. We all want every working American to be able to save for … Continue reading
One of the best measures of success for any retirement system is its ability to reliably replace — for life — the income people made while working. With this principle in mind, Putnam’s approach to the 401(k) marketplace has been … Continue reading
Strengthening America’s retirement system should have been a higher priority for years before 76 million baby boomers began to retire. From innovative 401(k) plan designs enabled by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to one-stop investment solutions such as target … Continue reading
For many workers, the economic outlook may be getting brighter, but confidence in their retirement prospects remains dim. In the recent Putnam Lifetime Income Score survey, 65% of households expect the economy to grow in the coming year, while 60% … Continue reading
While most households want to understand the impact of health-care costs on retirement income, only a fraction of those surveyed in Putnam’s latest Lifetime Income Score study had a financial plan that included health care. Putnam’s Lifetime Income Score, conducted … Continue reading