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December 13, 2012
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  • How to fix Social Security without jeopardizing retirements
    Social Security is a significant source of retirement income for most Americans, not just the poor, Alicia Munnell writes. The system needs to be improved, and raising the retirement age is a reasonable change, she writes. But major benefits cuts would jeopardize the financial stability of many Americans. MarketWatch/Encore blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Points to ponder on Windows 8 for advisers
    Windows 8 has faced some criticism in reviews for its usability, but the operating system offers features that might appeal to advisers, Joel Bruckenstein writes, citing security enhancements, customization, integrated contact management and a better experience using Microsoft Office programs. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Expert: Variable annuities innovate in response to market demands
    Variable annuities are once again the subject of innovation, with companies offering products featuring tax-deferred wrappers and flexible contracts at a low price, Michael Kitces writes. The products have the potential to serve as an "on-demand tax-deferred asset location," which may end the living- and death-benefit annuity guarantees that have been a major feature during the past decade, he writes. Nerd's Eye View blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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