Obama Offering Retirement Savings Plan for Workers
President Barack Obama offered more Americans the chance to save for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts.
You Can Leave Your Hat(s) On: Two Fiduciary Standards?
Creating two fiduciary standards would do nothing to reduce the current state of investor confusion; the real losers would be retail investors.
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Likely Out by May
A proposed regulation of the DOL's fiduciary rule could be out by April or May, said Brian Graff, executive director of ASPPA and NAPA.
Will the SEC Create Two Kinds of Fiduciaries?
The debate rages on about what Dodd-Frank said the SEC could — or could not — do in writing a fiduciary rule for brokers.
Beware a Fiduciary ‘Wild West’: ASPPA Chief
ASPPA CEO Brian Graff lays out two hot issues to watch: DOL's coming fiduciary proposal and the growing specter of state-run retirement plans.
Americans to Congress: Hands Off Our Retirement Accounts
A survey released by the Coalition to Protect Retirement found 87% of Americans think retirement accounts should be “off limits” to Congress.
4 Big Changes to 401(k)s, IRAs in Obama’s 2014 Budget
The president’s budget blueprint proposes a number of reforms that would mean big changes in how retirement is financed.
Senators Take ‘Blank Slate’ Approach to Tax Reform
Max Baucus and Orrin Hatch sent a letter on Thursday asking for lawmakers' input. Meanwhile, ASPPA CEO Brian Graff warns of possible peril for retirement savers.
PBS ‘Retirement Gamble’ Documentary Draws Mixed Industry Response
NAPFA calls the film a "wake-up call" for legislators; ASPPA says it "conveniently ignores" other issues.
Online Sales Tax Bill Seen as Rife With Unintended Consequences
Lawmakers and officials from the retirement planning and securities industries are coming out against an online financial transaction tax bill that they say would hurt retirement savers, small businesses and investors.