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Week ending April 22nd, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
It’s fair to say that the final fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor has stirred up a lot of emotion among retirement plan advisers and service providers, both positive and negative. In that sense the events of the past week present advisers with an opportunity to think about the pivotal role emotion can plan in client decisionmaking—and not just during the downturns. Collected below are some of PLANADVISER’s recent stories on the impact of emotion on financial services. 
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Financial Wellness Definition Must Consider Emotion
An analytical approach to financial wellness is helpful for some retirement plan participants, but “it’s often emotion that puts retirement money in motion.” Read more >
Discussing Inheritance Can Be Downright Uncomfortable
Three-quarters of wealthy families fail to discuss money and inheritance in ways that avoid misunderstandings and unintended consequences, according to a survey from Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group. Read more >
Worries About Aging Cut Both Ways for Clients and Families
Parents are worried about their independence as they age; kids are worried about their aging parents’ quality of life; parents are worried about their kids’ health and finances; and around it goes. Read more >
Millennials Have False Sense of Retirement Security
Millennials feel hopeful about retirement, despite the fact that many of them haven’t saved at all or don’t know their net worth. Read more >
Behavioral Finance Analysis Highlights Savings Commitment Issues
Americans may be increasingly eager to save according to some measures, but that doesn’t mean they’re excited about earmarking dollars for retirement, or that people are widely committed to the long-term side of savings. Read more >
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A Mere 6% of Retirees Continue Working

But more than half of pre-retirees expect to hold down a job, PGIM found in a survey.

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Pension Buyout Market Strains Should Lead DB Plan Sponsors to "Hibernate" Plans

Mercer suggests pension sponsors should now focus on the shakeout that lies ahead, with the potential bifurcation between liabilities sold to insurers and the hard stuff kept on pension balance sheets, by using hibernation investing.

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Plan Documents Require Update After Tax Reform

The new law extends the time a participant has to repay loans from 60 days after an offset to the date their tax return is due.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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