Book Review: “Financial Decision-Making and Retirement Security in an Aging World”

By Anna M. Rappaport, FSA, MAAA

Retirees face a declining defined benefit system (DB), at the same time as the average age of the U.S. population is rising, and many people are financially illiterate. Mitchell et al. (2017) focuses on a critical topic that does not receive enough consideration when advisors develop and implement financial planning paradigms. The book recognizes the interaction of capabilities, context, and tolls and discusses the aging brain, the use of advice, and other options for achieving goals and policy. Continue reading in the Retirement Management Journal (Vol.7, November 1, 2018).