The Tax Extender Benefits for Your Clients
Here’s what you need to know about the tax extender provisions that Congress made retroactively relevant for 2014.
Short-Term Care Insurance: An Efficient Alternative to LTCI
STCI, also known as recovery insurance, is essentially a form of critical care insurance that functions much like long-term care insurance.
The Actuaries: Longer Client Life Spans Require Big Shift by Advisors
How seriously are you factoring clients’ extended life spans into their retirement planning?
How to Protect Clients From Patent Trolls
If patent trolls go after your clients’ businesses, are they prepared to defend themselves?
Genworth Named Best for LTC and Life Insurance Service: Dalbar
Genworth was ranked first for the high quality of service in long-term care and third for the quality of service provided to life insurance policyholders.
Investors Say No to FINRA’s CARDS Plan
"Data from this survey reveals that investors have serious concerns about the CARDS proposal and the risks such a system could pose to their privacy," says SIFMA CEO Bentsen.
Under the Hood: What You Need to Know About Sequence of Returns in Retirement
The order of a portfolio’s returns is just as important, if not more so, than the amount of those returns, especially in retirement.
Use of TDFs Surges in 401(k)s
The use of TDFs in 401(k) plans has risen considerably from 2006-2012, according to a new study from BrightScope and ICI.
In Search of the Best Financial Planning Software: Integration
As I near my decision on which financial planning software to choose, a last-minute integration issue arises.
How Will AUM Advisors Weather the Next Market Downturn?
With an average profit margin of 22%, not all advisory firms may even survive the next downturn.