PLANADVISER 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 >
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Warn Your Clients: Don’t Abuse Coronavirus Hardship Withdrawals
Though retirement plans can allow individuals to self-certify that they qualify for a penalty-free coronavirus-related distribution, should the IRS discover otherwise during a future audit, a participant can be subject to substantial penalties.
Empower Continues 2020 Acquisitions With Fifth Third Deal

The Fifth Third retirement plan business comprises more than 475 workplace savings plans populated by approximately 100,000 participants with $6.21 billion in assets.

Excessive Fee Lawsuit Filed Against Duke Energy

The drumbeat of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) excessive fee lawsuits rolls on.

A New World and New Opportunities for Alpha
Pandemic-driven volatility has once again highlighted the relative virtues of active and passive management.
MGM Resorts 401(k) Joins List of Excessive Fee Lawsuit Targets

The lawsuit challenges the use of actively managed funds over passive funds and the use of higher-cost share classes, among other things.

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