Kotlikoff: Social Security’s Rules Ripping Off Recipients
Laurence Kotlikoff talks to ThinkAdvisor about some of the most "devious" among Social Security's 1,728 rules—and why high-income clients ignore them at their peril.
Many HNW Investors Call Themselves ‘Self-Directed,’ Despite Complex Portfolios
Almost 30% of high-net-worth investors consider themselves self-directed, a survey from Cerulli Associates found.
Participants Happy With 401(k) Choices
A survey released in February by TIAA-CREF found that most retirement plan participants are happy with their investment choices, even if they aren’t familiar with all of them.
A Fiduciary Standard May Leave Some Investors Out of Luck
The fiduciary standard may bring a higher level of service to some investors, but it may also inadvertently leave many out in the cold.
Lou Harvey: Obama Just Blew Up Your Business Model; Here’s What to Do
If you’re an advisor focused on retirement, the Obama administration has just blown up your own retirement plan. Dalbar's CEO offers a survival plan.
Average Retirement Age Leveling Off
Cultural and structural changes that converged to reverse a century-long decline in labor force participation may have petered out, the Center for Retirement Research says.
Edge 401(k) Funds Offers Personal Money Coach to Participants
A new 401(k) offering combines managed funds with personal guidance from a "money coach."
Your Tax Planning Role When Clients Move to Another State
You may not be a CPA or tax expert, but you can play a key role in your clients' tax planning when they're planning to move for retirement.
Financial Literacy Falling Among Military Families
A report released in February found that the general population scored higher on a financial literacy test than military households.
Claiming Social Security; When Clients Go Bad; Fighting Public Corruption: Investment Advisor March Features—Slideshow
While advisors are not required to provide help with Social Security claiming strategies, some experts believe clients who sue their advisors over bad advice could have a case.