The self-employed think about and plan differently for retirement compared with their counterparts working for companies and corporations; they also have double the emergency savings.
Nearly all of those responding to a new Schwab survey say they would feel confident about making the right financial decisions with professional help, yet only half feel their current situation warrants professional advice.
Coinciding with the publication of a new survey showing women regularly feel patronized by financial advisers, New York Life Investments has launched a program to help advisers better serve women in their client base.
A new survey report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds four in ten black Americans suggested that they feel they don’t have enough money to work with a financial adviser.
Nearly 86% of not-for-profit health care entities reported that financial advice in some form is offered to their defined contribution plan participants, compared to 79.4% of for-profit entities.
This list includes advisers who reach the top of their respective peer groups in terms of assets under advisement or number of retirement plan clients, including defined contribution, defined benefit and nonqualified plans.
The death of Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle offers a chance to reflect on the long-standing debate regarding passive and active management and the role of controlling fees and expenses in the effort to build household wealth from modest means.
For retirement industry fiduciary advisers, the SEC’s introduction in April of a proposed Regulation Best Interest was one of the seminal moments of 2018; the regulation will likely take final form some time in 2019.
A lot is happening to open the doors for small businesses to offer retirement plans to employees; advisers have new opportunities and challenges as a result.
When individuals plan ahead for long-term care, they can better secure their own future while reducing financial burdens on their friends and family.
To this day, one of the most common reasons plan sponsors turn to advisers is to get assistance with governance, including items such as putting in processes that help avoid litigation and running an efficient committee meeting.
With industry statistics showing that 25% of advisers have changed firms in the last four years, there are clearly many advisers in pursuit of the right business model.
Vanguard engaged Mercer Health and Benefits to develop a new model to forecast health care costs for U.S. retirees; the effort has resulted in a number of pragmatic recommendations for individuals and employers.
Advisers interested in participating are called on to submit info electronically.
The adviser is in a good position to remind widowed individuals to continue to think about and plan for the long-term financial future—difficult as that may be after the loss of a spouse.