According to the Washington Post, while the Federal Reserve has done a lot to help keep our economy afloat, they have set the stage for problems ahead for pension funds and potential pension recipients, particularly those with bond-heavy portfolios.
- How are near-zero interest rates are worsening the financial problems of Social Security?
- How are near-zero interest rates affecting private pensions?
- How bad is the underfunding afflicting state and local government pension funds?
- What are some of the problems with assumptions used to calculate pension earnings?
Sloan, A. (2020). Lucky enough to have a pension? The Fed’s low interest rates mean it may no longer guarantee a secure retirement. The Washington Post, Oct. 21 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/21/fed-low-interest-rates-pensions/)