Lifetime Income & Retirement Security

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Achieving retirement income security

The TIAA Institute explores how people can create lifetime guaranteed income, focusing on such issues as retirement income strategies, converting savings into retirement income, what factors influence retirement savings choices, and how people can be encouraged to make better decisions. 

Insights

Compared to previous generations, older women today carry more debt and are facing retirement in a more financially precarious position.

Participants in self-directed retirement plans may fail to understand and mitigate investment and longevity risk, putting their retirement security at risk. Variable deferred annuities with lifetime income and investment guarantees could rectify the problem.

Gen Y is the largest, most educated and ethnically diverse demographic group in U.S. history, projected to make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2050.  

Research Reports

Compared to previous generations, older women today carry more debt and are facing retirement in a more financially precarious position.

Retirement-income products often try to achieve multiple conflicting goals, including guaranteed income, inflation protection, liquidity, asset growth and estate potential.

Gen Y is the largest, most educated and ethnically diverse demographic group in U.S. history, projected to make up 75% of the world’s workforce by 2050.