Alison Cooke Mintzer (photo by Chris Ramirez)

The Simplest Fix

My daughters have been receiving an allowance since they were each around 4 years old. It gets divided three ways: spend, save and give. Spend and save are fairly...

What it Takes

What we, as the judges for the PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year award program, look for when selecting the winners.

The Downside

It is important to educate participants about a well-diversified portfolio, to protect them in various market environments.

Time to Evolve

We will now be determining the 2016 PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers based on on quantitative information from the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey.

Best Interest?

By now, we have all read and reviewed the Department of Labor (DOL)’s revised “conflict of interest” rule—or, as we know it, the fiduciary redefinition.


The importance of teaching participants to defer gratification today ... for a better retirement tomorrow

An Honest Look

Recently, I was sent yet another article with a headline referencing “hidden 401(k) fees” and a message of caution to plan sponsors about what they are paying.

The Value of ERISA

We’ve written much over the years about research showing each generation has its own idea of what “retirement” means.