Retirement Income / Annuities

  • Part-Time Nation
    Part-Time Nation

    The “Gig Economy” leaves some working Americans financially vulnerable

    In recent years, a greater number of working Americans have left the 9-to-5 career path for the “gig economy,” taking on part-time, contingent, or independent contractor positions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the proportion of the U.S. workforce employed part-time (i.e., less than 35 hours per week at any one employer) has increased…
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  • Children of Millionaires Want to Inherit Parents’ Values More Than Their Wealth
    Children of Millionaires Want to Inherit Parents’ Values More Than Their Wealth

    Confidence for future wealth is high, but many say they need more financial acumen

    More than nine in 10 Generation Z and Millennial children of millionaires say the most important thing they will inherit is their parents’ values, not their wealth, according to a recent survey by Wells Fargo Private Bank. More than four out of five (84 percent) say they want to sustain and build on their family’s…
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  • 2019 Long-Term Care Insurance Price Index Released
    2019 Long-Term Care Insurance Price Index Released

    While costs increases slightly over 2018, many insurers had no increase

    A couple in their mid-50s purchasing new long-term care insurance coverage can expect to pay just over $3,000 for a potential combined benefit of over $770,000 in coverage should they begin needing care at age 85.
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  • Bitcoin IRA Launches Turnkey White-Label Solution For Financial Advisors And Enterprise Businesses
    Bitcoin IRA Launches Turnkey White-Label Solution For Financial Advisors And Enterprise Businesses

    Designed to specifically cater to financial advisors, registered investment advisors & wealth managers

    BitcoinIRA.com, the world's largest and most secure cryptocurrency platform that allows customers to purchase Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies for their retirement accounts, has launched a turnkey, white-label solution for enterprise businesses to enable them to invest their customers into a Bitcoin IRA.
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  • Social Security Strategy for Women
    Social Security Strategy for Women

    Women face unique Social Security challenges... Advisors can help

    When you play your cards right with Social Security, you get the most from your benefits. When you don't, you end up with money left on the table. And because women, on average, outlive men and are more likely, as they get older, to be single and dependent on one income, they need to have a…
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  • A Precarious Existence: How Retirees Are Financially Faring in Retirement
    A Precarious Existence: How Retirees Are Financially Faring in Retirement

    Comprehending the financial vulnerability of retirees

    Fewer than half of retirees (46 percent) agree that they have built a large enough retirement nest egg, with only 16 percent "strongly" agreeing and 30 percent "somewhat" agreeing, according to a new survey by nonprofit Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS).
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  • Diversity and Financial Wellness
    Diversity and Financial Wellness

    Prudential study explores financial lives of Americans by race, gender, sexual identity, caregiver status

    Bright spots and areas of optimism exist within traditionally underserved groups in the face of income inequality, retirement insecurity and household debt, new data from Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) reveals.
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  • Smart Strategies For Required Distributions
    Smart Strategies For Required Distributions

    Answer 4 key questions to help you manage RMD spending and gifting

    You've saved for years to get to retirement and now that you're no longer working, it's time to dip into those savings—even if you don't really need to. Once you reach age 70½, the IRS mandates you to take required minimum distributions, or RMDs, each year from traditional IRAs or employer-sponsored retirement accounts.
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  • New Year Resolution: Am I saving enough for retirement?
    New Year Resolution: Am I saving enough for retirement?

    Only half believe they are...

    As the New Year approaches consumers are taking time to review multiple aspects of their lives — from weight loss to finances — to see if there is room for improvement. In fact, 4 in 10 Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to a 2014 Marist poll.
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  • A Correction Is A Beautiful Thing
    A Correction Is A Beautiful Thing

    For weary investors, think 'cycle' instead of 'year'... and smile more

    by Steve Selengut

    A correction is a beautiful thing, simply the flip side of a rally, big or small. Theoretically, even technically I'm told, corrections adjust equity prices to their actual value or "support levels". In reality, it's much easier than that.
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  • Majority of Americans Aim To Strengthen Focus On Financial Well-Being in 2019
    Majority of Americans Aim To Strengthen Focus On Financial Well-Being in 2019

    More than half say inability to save money is top financial stressor

    The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) has released results from its annual survey on consumer expectations, finding that almost eight out of 10 (79 percent) of U.S. adults will set a financial New Year’s resolution for 2019.
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  • 2018 Charitable Donations & The Implications of the New Tax Law
    2018 Charitable Donations & The Implications of the New Tax Law

    Since the new tax law nearly doubled the standard deduction, approximately 85 to 90 percent of Americans will not be entitled to deduct their contributions

    The combination of the rising stock market, strong economy and change in the tax code resulted in charitable donations by American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations reaching just over $410 billion in 2017.
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  • The Single Retiree Market Presents Major Opportunity for Advisors
    The Single Retiree Market Presents Major Opportunity for Advisors

    Advisors should understand that this demographic faces their own set of unique set of challenges

    The media often depicts retirement as a couple walking down a beach holding hands or sitting on a white beach chair watching wave’s crash down on the shore. For many American retirees, that is simply not a reality.
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