Industry News

cybersecurity

Jan 24 2020

Cybersecurity Tips for Retiremement Plan Custodians & Advisors

One of the most important aspects of overseeing retirement accounts is to ensure that all funds and private information are protected. Your clients work hard for their money, and they put a lot of care ...
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Dec 13 2019

Legislation Would Allow 401(k) Withdrawals to Pay LTC Premiums

An influential U.S. Senator is preparing legislation that would allow tax- and penalty-free withdrawals to pay for long-term care insurance.  Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who is a member of the Senate Finance Committee, is working on ...
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elder financial abuse, financial advisor, retirement planning

Nov 22 2019

Here’s What Advisors Can Do if They Suspect Elder Financial Abuse

Key Points: About half of seniors over age 65 handle their finances on their own, which could make them vulnerable to scams, according to data from AIG Life & Retirement. More than 3 in 10 ...
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work-free retirement, retirement goals

Oct 18 2019

Basic Recommendations for a Work-Free Retirement

In today’s world, it’s becoming more and more frequent for people to need to continue working post-retirement. This trend is taking away from most retirees’ main goal: to enjoy a leisurely, comfortable, and work-free retirement. ...
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self-directed retirement industry, client trust

Sep 20 2019

Gaining Client Trust in the Self-Directed Retirement Industry

The reason many people choose to go with the self-directed retirement industry is that they want to have more control over their investments. They likely had or know someone who had a retirement plan that ...
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millennial retirement planning, millennials

Aug 24 2019

How Millennials Are Becoming Leaders in Retirement Planning

In the past, millennials have received quite a bit of flack for most of their habits and methods when it comes to being a “successful adult.” Planning and saving for retirement definitely falls in the ...
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SECURE act, capitol building

Aug 16 2019

Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) Supports SECURE Act Passage

In May, the House of Representatives passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act with a vote of 417-3. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by the president, it ...
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investment adviser, investment advisers

Aug 2 2019

SEC Publishes a Roadmap to Navigating the Investment Adviser Fiduciary Duty

On June 5, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted a final interpretation (the “Interpretation”) of the standard of conduct applicable to investment advisers (“IA”) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, ...
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millennials retirement planning, retirement planning, financial planning

Jul 19 2019

How to Reach Millennials with Retirement Planning

Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. Labor force, totaling more than 56 million individuals. But are they thinking about retirement planning? A recent report by the National Institute on Retirement Security revealed ...
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ERISA, supreme court, us supreme court

Jul 12 2019

Supreme Court Fills Docket with ERISA Cases

After more than two years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its last decision* in a case involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the court’s next term looks to be flush with ERISA issues. On ...
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