IUL: A Nontraditional Way to Allocate Retirement Assets
Indexed universal life insurance (IUL) can combine the risk protection elements of bonds with equity market participation and access to tax-free cash later in retirement.
5 Fixed Annuity Questions You Should Be Asking
These questions get to the heart of what an annuity can do for your client.
5 Hot Retirement Planning Topics for 2015
QLACs and split 401(k) rollovers are just two of the top retirement planning trends that your clients need to be aware of.
Overcoming Sequence of Return Risk in Retirement Income
This often overlooked risk can often be diminished by adding annuities into the retirement income planning strategy.
White House Memo Offers a Peek at DOL Fiduciary Strategy
Two top Obama economic advisors write in an internal memo that DOL should tighten broker rules; they share some details from the long-awaited fiduciary redraft.
Searching for Sustainable Retirement Income? Here’s an Obvious Solution
Finding the source of stability in retirement might not be as complicated as many advisors think. Our research shows why.
How to Maximize Post-Retirement Income: The Principles
Proper sequencing of withdrawals from taxable accounts, tax-deferred accounts (IRAs and 401(k)s) and Roth accounts can make or break a client’s retirement income plan.
The Critical Importance of Asset Coordination in Retirement Planning
Failing to account for Social Security in the retirement portfolio is a major fiduciary fail, putting the client’s retirement and the advisor’s business at risk.
Building the Modern-Day Stretch IRA: Proceed With Caution
The Supreme Court’s recent finding on non-spousal inherited IRAs has generated renewed interest in how to structure the IRA as a wealth transfer vehicle.
File and Suspend Creates a Social Security Insurance Policy
A Social Security loophole lets clients who have delayed retirement get benefits even after the initial deferral decision has been made. There's one caveat, however.