Category: Zvi Bodie

Why MyRA Won’t Save Our Failing Retirement System

February 23rd, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

The Fiscal Times
By Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences
By Zvi Bodie, School of Management

President Obama’s proposed addition to our retirement account saving system – the myRA – provides an occasion to evaluate this specific policy and to reconsider our nation’s entire retirement saving system…

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It’s Only Money: myRA is a pass, not an assist

February 8th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, School of Management, The Oregonian, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviThe Oregonian
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

In basketball, there’s an undervalued statistic called the assist. A player earns one by passing to a teammate who’s well-enough positioned to make a quick basket.

myRA, President Obama’s new retirement savings initiative, isn’t an assist. It’s not even a lob into the paint…

Expert quote:

“Clearly the requirement to transfer the account to a private-sector account is to gain support from the financial industry.”

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The mathematician’s defense of Bitcoin: It’s just another option

October 9th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, PBS, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviPBS “The Rundown”
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Our Making Sen$e broadcast on the rise of Bitcoin didn’t have time to explore every angle…

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Zvi Bodie is the 401(k) Elephant in the Room

August 20th, 2013 in 2013, Business Week, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviBusiness Week
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

You put in $1,000; they put in $1,000. At age 74, said $2,000 is $58,914.05 at 7% per annum…

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The conventional wisdom is wrong

August 5th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviOn the Money Radio
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

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Hedge against inflation

July 31st, 2013 in 2013, Fox Business, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviFox Business “The Willis Report”
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

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Inflation Fears? Think I Bonds

July 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviFinancial Advisor Magazine
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

In May, noted Boston University economist Zvi Bodie wrote a piece on the PBS NewsHour’s Web site that extolled the virtues of I Bonds, a relatively obscure savings bond issued by the U.S. Treasury…

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Turmoil exposes true risk for $9B county fund

June 30th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviSan Diego Union Tribune
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Maybe I’m an incurable optimist, but I see a silver lining in the recently stormy financial markets — the jolt might just wake up elected officials to the actual risks they are taking with public money in San Diego County’s pension fund…

Expert quote:

“This is all bull—-. It is scary, and it’s very scary that anyone would believe it.”

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Why You Need an Emergency Fund, and Where’s the Safest Place to Invest It

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, PBS, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviPBS “The Business Desk”
By Zvi Bodie, School of Management

I-Bonds are still the safest investment for your emergency fund…

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Missing the Target

June 17th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Wall Street Journal, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

BodieZviWall Street Journal (subscription required)
Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Target-date funds have become one of the most important ways that Americans save for retirement. But for many investors, the funds are still wide of the mark…

Expert quote:

“The whole idea of target-date funds is that there’s some sort of smooth glide path.  “In reality, you’re going to have to make corrections along that path.”

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