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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
MainStreetYour Lack of Knowledge About Social Security Can Drain Your Retirement SavingsMainStreetFor example, a 2015 Fidelity Investments study states that 60% of couples and 49% of Baby Boomers don't have any idea how much their Social Security benefit might be, "even though the information is readily available on the Social Security website."and more »
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
ThinkAdvisorPlan Sponsors Looking for New Advisors Despite Record Satisfaction: FidelityThinkAdvisorHe suggested “a great prospecting question” for advisors to ask at the beginning of a relationship is whether the sponsor has clear savings or retirement income goals for their plan. “Most people are going to go 'I don't' and that can lead into a ...
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
"Nearly 9 in 10 retirement plan participants (87%) want investment options that align with their values. The vast majority of retirement plan participants (82%) were likely to select a responsible investment option if offered by the plan, with nearly one-third of those interested claiming that they would direct all of their plan contributions to responsible investment options. Most participants (two-thirds or more) assume responsible investing funds will be as good as or better than other mutual funds in terms of risk, volatility and performance." (Calvert Investments)
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
Business InsiderMillennials are already making awesome parentsBusiness InsiderMany have channeled that experience into setting college savings goals early, and taking steps to make savings a regular habit," said Keith Bernhardt, vice president of retirement and college products at Fidelity. They're wiping the floor with ...Millennial Parents Set Lofty College-Savings GoalsAccountingweb.comall 2 news articles »
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
"The Gray Book Committee is accepting questions in preparation for their meetings with the [IRS, PBGC and DOL] for the 2015 editions. They are seeking relevant questions [to be submitted by Dec. 1] covering such areas as funding, nondiscrimination, benefit restrictions, qualification issues, PBGC-related issues, and other areas that are of interest to enrolled actuaries." (Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Public Plans Community)
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
The Gender Gap in Retirement PreparednessFEDweekFor example, a report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute said that the effects of the gender gap are being felt in various ways, with nearly two-thirds of working women in a survey it conducted saying they fear they may never have enough money to ...and more »
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
This 33-page chart identifies lawsuits that have been filed to date, describes the claims asserted, and summarizes the substantive court rulings and the procedural status of the cases. Updated Sept. 2015. (Groom Law Group)
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
BenefitsProETFs increasing in popularity as possible 401(k) optionsBenefitsProIt may have, despite the fact that investors might not be all that knowledgeable about exchange-traded funds, according to a John Hancock Investments survey--and advisors don't necessarily bring them up in client conversations. In a survey of affluent ...Majority of investors are interested in ETFs, yet fewer than half have ...PR Newswire (press release)all 48 news articles »
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (932 days ago)
Alternatives To Short-Term BondsFinancial Advisor MagazineSince the Federal Reserve Bank lowered overnight interest rates to virtually zero nearly seven years ago, it's been next to impossible to find attractive yields that aren't risky. Today, bank accounts are paying 10 basis points, two-year Treasurys 77 ...
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (933 days ago)
Newspaper Association of America Names David Chavern as New President and CEOBusiness Wire (press release)... David Chavern, a seasoned public policy and advocacy leader, as its new president and CEO, effective October 14, 2015. Chavern succeeds Caroline H. Little, who led the association for four years and announced her retirement earlier in 2015 ...and more »
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (933 days ago)
Insurance-Co. Wealth Units May Need Bigger Capital AntesFinancial Advisor IQ (registration)But he cautioned that other firms that offer derivatives, or wealth and retirement products from which all or most of a policyholder's funds can be withdrawn — such as Prudential Financial and MetLife — may pose a risk, according to the paper. Fed ...
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (933 days ago)
The Real Reason People Don't Save Enough for RetirementThe AtlanticAn otherwise thoughtful survey of over 1,000 individuals and interviews with 50 people by the MetLife Mature Markets Institute identifies no fewer than 10 different variations on the grasshopper: There are “Snoozers,” “Oversleepers,” “Stewers,” “Brewers.
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Posted on Oct 1, 2015 (933 days ago)
International Business TimesSaving For Retirement While You're Young: It's Not As Scary As It SoundsInternational Business TimesLower-cost providers like Vanguard and Fidelity can help you navigate the finer details of each plan, and pick the types of investments that best suit your financial outlook or moral compass. Whatever you decide, it's good to remember that you're not ...
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
Latest Fidelity® Survey Reveals Four Secrets of Successful Plan AdvisorsBusiness Wire (press release)Fidelity Financial Advisor Solutions is a leading provider of investment management and retirement services to defined contribution professionals nationwide, supporting advisors, recordkeepers, TPAs and plan sponsors in a collective effort to help ...and more »
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
125-year-old Colorado financial firm rebrands, hopes to attract more BoomersDenver Business Journal (blog)Then, the company renamed its retirement arm to Empower Retirement, and that moves put the company second only to Fidelity as a retirement services provider, working in 401(k), 457(b) and 403(b) defined contribution plans. Great-West Financial will ...
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
"Myth #1: Pensions are underfunded and unsustainable ... Myth #2: States are abandoning defined benefit pensions ... Myth #3: 401(k)-style plans offer a secure retirement to workers." (National Public Pension Coalition)
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
"Many believe that people are saving less for retirement due to the shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) plans. The analysis uses National Income and Product Accounts data, with adjustments, to compare DB benefit accruals with DC contributions from 1984-2012. The results show that the percentage of total salaries going to retirement saving has declined slightly during this period. But if returns on asset accumulations are included, the annual change in pension wealth is relatively steady, so the shift to DC plans has not led to less total saving. What has changed is that individuals, rather than plan sponsors, now bear all of the risk." (Center for Retirement Research at Boston College)
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
AXA's Nick Lane Elected Chairman Of The IRI Board Of DirectorsInsurance News NetWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced that Nick Lane, Senior Executive Director and Head of U.S. Life and Retirement for AXA, has been elected to serve a full term as Chairman of the IRI Board of Directors ...
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
4 Reasons to Consider Manulife Financial Corp.The Motley Fool Canada... located all over Asia. Manulife also just closed a deal in the U.S. to acquire the Retirement Plan Services division of New York Life. The agreement adds $56 billion in assets under management to Manulife's John Hancock group based in the United ...
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Posted on Sep 30, 2015 (933 days ago)
Fox BusinessMillennials: How to Become a 401(k) MillionaireFox BusinessResearch by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies in 2014 showed that 71% of eligible millennials participate in 401(k)s or other similar plans offered by employers. "Increased millennial participation can be attributed to employers providing ...
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