Retirement Income: Ensuring Income Throughout Retirement Requires Difficult Choices

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DIANE Publishing, Oct 7, 2012 - 79 pages
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As life expectancy increases, the risk that retirees will outlive their assets is a growing challenge. The shift from defined benefit (DB) pension plans to defined contribution (DC) plans also increases the responsibility for workers and retirees to make difficult decisions and manage their pension and other financial assets so that they have income throughout retirement. This report reviewed (1) strategies that experts recommend retirees employ to ensure income throughout retirement, (2) choices retirees have made for managing their pension and financial assets for generating income, and (3) policy options available to ensure income throughout retirement and their advantages and disadvantages. The report interviewed experts about strategies retirees should take; analyzed nationally representative data and studies about retirees' decisions; and interviewed experts and reviewed documents about related policy options. Figures and tables. This is a print on demand report.

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