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Increasing Longevity Threatens Retirement Funding

The Society of Actuaries has revised its mortality assumptions for the first time since 2000.  The new data estimates that the average 65-year old man today will live 86.6 years, up from the 2000 estimate of 84.6 years.  The same data for women has increased to 88.8 years from 86.4 years. These changes have significant […]

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Waiting For The Big Bad Bear

We all know that stock markets fluctuate.  Over the last 70 years, the S&P 500 has lost 20% of its value 12 times.   But over the same period, the S&P 500 was up nearly 15,000%, and, during the period 1926-2014, recorded a 10.1% average annual rate of return. More recently, the stock market took a […]

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