1 in 3 living annuity clients risk running out of money unnecessarily
While retirees' attention traditionally centers around not wanting to lose capital at death, along with an inherent desire to retain flexibility and defer big financial decisions, we believe financial advisers have an important role to play in helping to reframe the narrative surrounding annuity options in retirement.
Blended living annuities – a just choice for retirees
A surefire way to secure a stable income in retirement is through a life annuity. But the biggest detractors from a life annuity are often the perceived lack of flexibility, as well as the belief that leaving a capital legacy for beneficiaries is not possible.
Historically, the inability to adjust income from a life annuity has led to many retirees self-insuring against running out of money and is the reason why many South African retirees opt for a living annuity.
Investing post-retirement: Not an ‘either-or’ proposition
We all tend to live in an ‘either-or’ world where we think we need to choose between two, often opposing, things or outcomes. Peanut butter or jam? Red or white wine? For simple things, this way of making decisions can work. But for more complex issues, such as investing your retirement savings, the either-or equation is too simplistic. Pricing Actuary Ryan Hultzer explains how retirement income annuities have evolved and no longer requires an either-or decision.
Retirement feature: Don’t rush investment decisions in times of uncertainty (radio interview)
Bjorn Ladewig, Longevity Actuary chats to Michael Avery on Classic Business about how your approach to retirement should be the same regardless of market conditions. Bjorn provides an explanation on some of the practical solutions available to protect your retirement income for life, and maintain some flexibility [audio].
Secure Your Retirement
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Bruce Cameron, retired editor of Personal Finance about his new co-authored book “Secure Your Retirement”. The book unpacks the challenges facing pensioners, and explains how to avoid the pitfalls that cause pensioners to run out of money [audio].