PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 20th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers! This week we take a deep dive into the psychology of retirees and their families. Often, retirement planning conversations center on dollars and cents, on markets and asset allocations—but every bit as important as the numbers is the retirement vision that clients carry. Below you’ll find insights from real workers and retirees on what they wish they’d done differently, and how they think about life before and after work ends.
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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 >
Most Americans Have Financial Regrets
Those ages 65 and older feel the most regret about not saving early enough for retirement, while Millennials wish they had a bigger emergency fund. Advisers can help.  Read more >
Many Workers Wish They Had Started Saving Earlier
Given a choice between two job offers—one with a retirement plan and one with a higher salary—pre-retirees are five times more likely to choose the retirement plan offer, demonstrating how much workers, especially older workers, value employer-sponsored retirement plans. Read more >
Are You Selling a Retirement Experience?
Top advisers understand the importance of “the experience revolution” that has reshaped the way people shop for all types of goods and services—even defined contribution retirement plans. Read more >
The Many Worries of Generation X
While retirement is the top financial priority for most generations, Gen Xers feel the least prepared for retirement. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Vanguard Removes S&P 500 Fund From Its 401(k)

According to the firm, the Total Stock Market Index Fund, which remains in the investment menu, is the best proxy for the U.S. market.

An Uncommon Argument Against Greater Savings

In a frank conversation with PLANADVISER, Andrew Biggs points to some common misconceptions about retirement income replacement among lower income groups.

Social Security Uncertainty Must Inspire Concerted Action

Commenting on new Social Security deficit projection figures published this week, Rob Fishbein, corporate counsel at Prudential Financial, says it’s not time to hit the panic button yet—but it is time to take very seriously the retirement income challenge individuals face.

Millennials Expect to Retire at Age 56

Fifty-three percent expect to become millionaires, TD Ameritrade found in a survey.

Myths and Realities About Spending in Retirement

Some people are running out of money in retirement, but many are refusing to spend and are living below their means. Are they doing so out of fear, or do they just not need as much?

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

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

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