RETIREMENT


While Americans are notorious for poor long-term savings, I am sure that the plight of senior citizens living exclusively on their own savings is not too good either. Retirement just happens. Retirement means the loss of your earning and perhaps trying to live on your savings and, often, a...

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New York : If you are 65 and still working, it can be an add-on for you to live longer while retiring early may increase your chances of dying early, says new research, suggesting that there is a strong relationship between work and longevity.   The findings showed that healthy...

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Hyderabad/New Delhi/Bengaluru : Under fire from political opponents and bowing to pressure from trade unions, including from RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the government on Tuesday withdrew its new rules of provident fund withdrawal.   Within hours after announcing the...

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Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) chairman Hemant Contractor said that the PFRDA is also pushing with the government to give the government subscribers the choice of choosing their pension fund manager   Government employees may soon be able to invest up to 50...

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Last week, I bought a retirement policy. All I need to do is keep up the payments for 15 years and my agent can retire   There is a lot of noise about annuities. And I am sure, you will be bombarded with agents and media who try to tell you how this product is great for you. Please...

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Tempted by getting a fixed income guaranteed for life after you retire? Moneylife highlights the several flaws of the product that, combined with ridiculous rates from some insurers, will trap you for life   Annuity products give customers fixed returns for a lifetime, paid at...

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Will SCSS and PPF continue to hold savers’ interest?   The government has made a U-turn on the Budget 2016 proposal of taxing withdrawals from EPF (employees’ provident fund). You may already be contributing 12% of your basic salary plus dearness allowance (DA) to EPF in which...

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There are better products than EPF and NPS. Plus, avoid killer products like unit-linked insurance and annuities   The Union Budget 2016 wanted to introduce extensive changes to taxing the defined contribution retirement corpus for some employees in the private sector. Suddenly,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 February 2016
According to Principal’s Financial Well Being Index 2015, 45% of respondents don’t know how much money will be available to them post retirement    The third edition of Principal’s Financial Well Being Index highlights the decrease in overall optimism about economic outlook vis-à-vis...

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IANS 18 February 2016
New Delhi : Citizens can use their bank account or eAadhaar and permanent account number (PAN) as know your customer (KYC) document to register online for the national pension scheme (NPS).   In a notification on Wednesday, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority said...

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IANS 16 February 2016
Chennai : The Central Board of Trustees of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Tuesday recommended an interest rate of 8.80 percent for 2015-16 on its retirement funds of employees, said a member.   "The interest rate recommended is 8.80 percent while the employee...

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MONEYLIFE DIGITAL TEAM 31 December 2015
The RBI report expresses the need to develop the pension sector, but fails to focus on other major issues   The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its latest Financial Stability Report (FSR) mentioned that more steps are needed to “boost the annuity market to deepen and widen the pension...

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IANS 10 December 2015
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) chairman Hemant G. Contractor said on Wednesday that the government should consider offering tax incentives to the pension sector to expand its coverage to informal sector employees.   The PFRDA chairman said something needed...

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Ministry of social justice takes note of the issue raised by 80-year old S Krishnamurthy   There is good news for senior citizens who have moved to retirement homes. The government, it appears, is finally going to listen to their issues. A month ago, I wrote about a PIL (public...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 November 2015
Moneylife Foundation is conducting ‘Safe and Smart Savings to take care of your retirement years’, a free seminar on Saturday in Nerul, Navi Mumbai for people, especially senior citizens    Every other day, we read about people being financially duped. Senior citizens, who may have...

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IANS 23 November 2015
PFRDA said it was committed to support the 'Digital India' drive and efforts were being made to make various NPS related services available on online platform   The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has made it mandatory for the subscribers of New Pension...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 November 2015
To enable Indians living abroad to access income security in their old age, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed non-resident Indians (NRIs) to subscribe to the National Pension System (NPS).NRIs may subscribe to the NPS governed and administered by the Pension Fund Regulatory and...

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IANS 28 October 2015
The government needs to assess the possible revenue loss before providing greater tax incentives, including full exemption, to the National Pension System (NPS), Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday.   "We've to analyse and try to figure out exactly what revenue...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 October 2015
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is hopeful of launching an online PF withdrawal facility by March-end after the Supreme Court extended voluntary use of Aadhaar card to government schemes, including provident fund. “We have written to the Labour Ministry for approvals for...

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Regulation required to stop the harassment of those who have invested in retirement homes    Once again, it is probably the judiciary that may come to the rescue of senior citizens who have invested their nest egg in retirement homes and end up fighting bitter battles with developers...

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