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  • Distilled Knowledge Distilled Knowledge

    What the insurance industry can learn from the bourbon shortage

    by Greg Ng

    It can be difficult to predict trends. Unfortunately, many brands across industries too often find themselves in a situation where they have to react rather than set the trend. read more
  • Disabled Americans Financially Insecure while Their Caregivers are Woefully Unprepared for Retirement Disabled Americans Financially Insecure while Their Caregivers are Woefully Unprepared for Retirement

    Will there be enough money to last a lifetime?

    A survey of families with children with special needs found that a large majority (82%) of caregivers are concerned that they do not have enough financial resources to last their disabled relative’s entire lifetime. Just as alarming, because of the time and cost required for caring for those with special needs, 30% of caregivers are not saving at all for their own retirement. read more
  • Americans Have Less Disposable Income Americans Have Less Disposable Income

    And so less Investing, saving, and spending

    Income inequality continues to be a growing issue for the American public and legislators. Last week, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), released its “Gap Analysis #5: Americans’ Lost Income”, the fifth report in a series that shows a striking shortfall for the average American’s disposable income. read more
  • John Hancock RPS: More than Half of Millennials on Track for Retirement John Hancock RPS: More than Half of Millennials on Track for Retirement

    Other concerns take front seat in Financial Stress Survey

    According to data from John Hancock Retirement Plan Services, more than half of Millennials in the workforce are on track for a financially secure retirement, meaning they would be able to replace 70 percent or more of their incomes after they stop working. read more
  • Quantifying the $7.6 Trillion Longevity Economy Quantifying the $7.6 Trillion Longevity Economy

    It’s hard to ignore the spending and workforce contributions among people 50-plus

    AARP today released the 2016 Longevity Economy report, an in-depth look at how our nation's population of 111 million 50-plus consumers impacts the economy. read more
  • New Survey Reveals Consumers’ Financial Attitudes and Habits from A to Z New Survey Reveals Consumers’ Financial Attitudes and Habits from A to Z

    Experian partnered with top personal financial bloggers exploring a variety of topics in national survey leading up to FinCon 2016

    Kicking off the world's largest financial content expo, FinCon 2016, Experian® — together with eight bloggers — announced the findings from a nationwide consumer survey that covers the gamut of personal finance topics. What did we learn? read more
  • Experts Warn That Black Homeownership Is Endangered As Primary Wealth Building Tool Experts Warn That Black Homeownership Is Endangered As Primary Wealth Building Tool

    Panel identifies the emergence of 'institutional denial of access' to mortgage credit

    An expert panel assembled by the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) for its Issues Forum held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) 46th Annual Legislative Conference cautioned that mortgage lending disparities coupled with public policies and inactions by governmental institutions conspire to impede the growth of Black homeownership. read more
  • Four Ways the Social Security Administration Could Help Americans Make Better Social Security Claiming Decisions Four Ways the Social Security Administration Could Help Americans Make Better Social Security Claiming Decisions

    William Meyer, Founder and CEO of Social Security Solutions, Inc., provided testimony to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging about providing quality Social Security information to Americans to facilitate better claiming decisions

    Today, William Meyer, Founder and CEO of Social Security Solutions, Inc., offered recommendations to the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on how the Social Security Administration (SSA) could help Americans make more informed Social Security claiming decisions. read more
  • Given 30 Extra Years, Millennials Welcome Opportunity to Explore a Life Lived Differently Given 30 Extra Years, Millennials Welcome Opportunity to Explore a Life Lived Differently

    AStudy: A strong desire among Millennials to take more risks; Achieving non-traditional goals

    AStudy: A strong desire among Millennials to take more risks; Achieving non-traditional goals MINNEAPOLIS —  Sept. 22, 2016 – Americans are now living an average of 30 years longer than a century ago, and millennials have emerged as the most optimistic generation when it comes to embracing the new possibilities afforded by this increased longevity. ... read more
  • Consumers More Upbeat on Retirement Finances Despite Flat Growth Consumers More Upbeat on Retirement Finances Despite Flat Growth

    2016 Investor Quantitative DatabaseTM Reveals a portrait of U.S. household finances

    2016 Investor Quantitative DatabaseTM Reveals a portrait of U.S. household finances Rye, NY– September 22, 2016 – Americans are feeling better about their financial situation in 2016 despite growing concerns about how they’ll build their retirement nest egg, and uncertainty as to whether doing so is even as important as broader financial wellness, according to ... read more
  • New York Life Launches New Campaign Inspiring Consumers To “Be Good At Life” New York Life Launches New Campaign Inspiring Consumers To “Be Good At Life”

    To alleviate a ‘crisis of underinsurance’

    To alleviate a ‘crisis of underinsurance’ New York, NY — Sept 22, 2016 — New York Life announced today the launch of “Be Good at Life,” a new integrated brand marketing campaign to inspire people to take control of their finances, achieving the financial liberation that enables better lives. The campaign seeks to alleviate America’s ... read more
  • What Future is in Store for America in 2026? What Future is in Store for America in 2026?

    A.T. Kearney and Smithsonian Convene National Leaders to Discuss Long-Range Vision

    In an event co-hosted by A.T. Kearney and the Smithsonian Institution, along with honored guest and speaker Vice President Joe Biden, American business, government and civil society leaders gathered Wednesday, September 14 in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to consider what America might be like when it reaches its 250th anniversary on July 4, 2026. read more
  • MassMutual Expands Fiduciary Support Services for Retirement Plan Investment Selection and Monitoring MassMutual Expands Fiduciary Support Services for Retirement Plan Investment Selection and Monitoring

    Retirement plan sponsors now have greater flexibility, new tools and technology to help manage their fiduciary obligations and risks

    Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) is expanding its fiduciary support services for retirement plan investment selection and monitoring, offering employers greater flexibility as well as new digital assessment and tracking tools. read more