Top 10 Best-Funded State Pensions: 2015
Only two states have fully funded pension plans, according to Pew data.
Sticker Shock: 71% of Parents Say College Is Too Costly
“College is absolutely necessary but at the same time unaffordable,” says Brian Schwartz, an HSBC financial advisor.
Affluent Investors Prefer Human Advisors—With a Catch: Wells Fargo Survey
Advisors "need to look for ways to have technology complement and augment their relationships with clients," says Joseph Nadreu of Wells Fargo.
Want to Work in Retirement? You May Be in for a Surprise
"Retired" boomers who want to keep working have unrealistic expectations about pay and flexibility, a Bankers Life survey found.
What Wealthfront’s Attack on Betterment Is Really About
The real competition for Wealthfront is with “the other 99.9% of industry assets that aren’t managed by ANY robo-advisor," says Michael Kitces.
For Divorcing Women, Becoming Financially Knowledgeable Is Crucial
More older women are getting divorced, and if they have delegated financial decision making to their spouses, they need to raise their financial knowledge fast.
Simple Survey Divines Investor Sentiment
A German research firm has learned much about investor behavior by asking the same questions over and over again.
Be Sensitive—Especially With Minority Families’ Cultural Differences
Demographers speculate that at some not-too-distant point, minorities will become a majority in the U.S. This means advisors are more likely to face cultural differences that will affect the plans they create for clients.
What Advisors Should Know About 80% of American Families
Married parents with children now represent only 20% of families. Here's what advisors should know to serve blended families, single-parent families and other "nontraditional" clients.
Doctors Need More Financial Literacy, Too
Obamacare is hitting doctors where it hurts: not only in their pockets, but also with red tape, which saps their time to become financially savvy.