The past five years may have been kind to advisers in some respects, but their financial picture may be starting to darken, a new study found.
The 2006 ShareBuilder Small Business Annual Retirement Trend (SBART) Survey found that 63% of respondents do not offer retirement benefits to their employees and more than half (63%) do not know what a 401(k) plan would cost to administer.
About seven in 10 advisers surveyed by Fidelity believe their business will be a major beneficiary of the Pension Protection Act (PPA), predicting growth between 10% and 49% over the next three years and expecting the number of their 401(k) plan sponsor clients to nearly triple.
The majority of workers polled by AllianceBernstein admitted they are unprepared or reluctant to monitor and manage their retirement plan investments.
At a time when many in the retirement services community and some influential lawmakers are up in arms over fees paid by 401(k) participants, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) has insisted in a new report the fees are not that high and participants are getting their money's worth.
Approximately half (51%) of women who work with a financial adviser consider themselves “very financially secure″ in their current situation, while only 31% of those without an adviser agree.
Many Americans may be leaving their retirement savings program on auto pilot, but a majority responding to a recent survey was certain of one thing: they wanted to make basic savings decisions without the government doing it for them.
Seventy-three percent of plan participants surveyed said they are not overly confident in their investing abilities, according to The Scarborough Group, provider of investment advice and allocation management for 401(k) plan participants.
Baby Boomers may not have been the best role models when it comes to retirement savings, and the overwhelming majority recognizes that and wishes they had done better.
Many Americans who are caregivers for ailing family or friends frequently have to pay for it by tapping their retirement savings, according to a new John Hancock Life Insurance Company survey.
A survey conducted for Putnam Investments found 15 million workers age 45 or over are providing financial support for an aging parent or adult child, and that is altering their retirement plans.
Two-thirds of America’s youngest workers say they would be “grateful″ and “optimistic″ if their employer automatically enrolled them in the company’s defined contribution plan, according to a new poll.
Teachers as a group have better savings habits and are more likely to work with financial advisers than the general population, according to a recent study.
Connecting with baby boomers while they are still in their working years is critical to establishing relationships for advisers, according to the third annual Lincoln Long Life Survey of baby boomers released by the Lincoln Retirement Institute.
Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled the maximum benefit and contribution limits on qualified retirement plans for 2007, and, for most of the limitations, the increase in the cost-of-living index met the legal thresholds to trigger the changes.
A recent poll of 507 small business (companies with 50 employees or fewer, including one-person, owner-operated businesses) owners or CEO’s/Presidents commissioned by ShareBuilder 401(k) found that many small business owners are still focusing on Social Security as a primary source of retirement income, both for themselves and their employees.
A new report claims that many US households will decide to consolidate their assets with a single adviser in order to better address the challenges they face in retirement income planning and asset decumulation.
If you're interested in building out your business to affluent women, consider yourself forewarned.
To help marketers more accurately target the baby boomer generation, the market research firm of Chadwick Martin Bailey (CMB), in conjunction with Arnold Worldwide, concluded a study by identifying five distinct subgroups of boomers.
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