Where Is The End Of Our Economic Expansion?

In recent months, pundits have cautioned about a flattening yield curve, suggesting it may signal the end of the economic expansion, the end of the bull market, possibly even the end of the world as we know it.

Fidelity: Saving Rates Hit Record High

Fidelity Investments® today released its quarterly analysis of retirement savings trends and behaviors, including account balances, contributions, savings behavior and details on workplace savings plan design.

Goldman Sachs Reaches for the Apple

David Morris, Senior Consumer Financial Services Analyst for market research firm Packaged Facts, recently weighed in on the Goldman Sachs and Apple union, suggesting that the partnership hints at something deeper and more profound than what might be casually gleaned from the breaking news.

Millennials Shower Pets with Financial Attention

A new survey of 1,519 millennials shows just how important pets are to their lives, and just how much that love impacts their wallets. Of those surveyed, 72 percent own pets, most of whom (67 percent) warmly consider these pets as their “fur babies.”

Incentives to Delay Retirement Benefit Both Employers and Employees

Exodus of talent keeps According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one-third of the U.S. labor force is 50 or older. As more employees begin to reach the traditional retirement age, employers need to examine their policies and procedures to address the potential loss of talented and experienced workers.

Most Americans Don’t Have a Financial Plan, and Many Think Their Wealth Doesn’t Deserve One

New research from Charles Schwab shows that three in five Americans live paycheck to paycheck and that only one in four have a written financial plan, but those who do exhibit positive investing and saving behavior.

Consumer Thirst for Liquidity Drives Account Growth and Creative Approaches to Real Estate

Retail investor thirst for liquidity is driving increases of certain account types as consumers weigh tradeoffs between tax-deferred investments versus readily accessible funds in a new report by Hearts & Wallets, the source for retail investor data and insights.

The Hidden Costs Of Caregiving

With America’s elderly population expected to double in the coming decades, the demand for caregiving services will be higher than ever before. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, 15 million Americans are expected to have a high long-term care need by 2050.

IRI Urges Bipartisan, Common Sense Measures In Letter To U.S. House

The Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) expressed its support for the enactment of several common-sense, bipartisan measures included in its 2018 Retirement Security Blueprint and considered during a hearing the Subcommittee held earlier today to examine proposals to simplify and modernize retirement plan administration.

Millennials, Money & The ‘Fear Of Missing Out’

As the youngest adult generation, millennials have been subjected to more than their share of generational stereotyping. In their approach to money management, they are often portrayed as impulsive, short-sighted and prone to unwise spending.