Fiduciary Duty, Mutual Funds and 401(k)s: Will Asset Management Firms Kowtow on Fees?
The New York Life employees' lawsuit over the expenses of index funds in their 401(k) plan has broader implications for the asset management business.
Pension Plan Annuity Elections: Another Retirement Planning Gamble
Following up on the Social Security claiming "gamble," here's another complicated retirement income issue: deciding on the best pension payout.
Annuities as an RMD Answer: Navigating Potential Pitfalls
There are valid reasons for an annuity-within-an-IRA strategy, but a poorly executed annuity purchase strategy can cause unnecessary expenses.
How to Comply With IRA Comp Rules Under DOL Fiduciary
Advisors beware: It’s a prohibited transaction for tax-qualified, ERISA-governed retirement plans, including IRAs, to pay more than reasonable compensation to the plans’ service providers.
ABLE Accounts Yield Tax-Preferred Special Needs Savings
ABLE accounts represent a valuable tax-preferred planning tool for disabled individuals, but they are just one piece of the puzzle.
Clients Need a Medicare Plan, and You Can Help
If financial advisors strive to develop the most comprehensive retirement plan for their clients, the consideration of Medicare is also vital.
Net Unrealized Appreciation Could Yield a Pleasant Tax Surprise
For some employees holding company stock who leave their job, there's an alternative to rolling their 401(k) into an IRA.
Millennials and Attorneys Make the Same 4 Financial Mistakes
Many successful people cannot dedicate the time required to handle finances well, but these four mistakes are easily avoidable.
After the DOL Fiduciary Rule, Enter the Fee-Based Variable Annuity
The long-suffering product class may be ripe for a comeback as hefty VA commissions are frowned upon under the DOL rule.
Best Age to Start Claiming Social Security? It’s Really a Gamble
It’s a hard question to answer, but one more question to ask yourself: When do you expect to die?