Five Steps to Improve Gen X, Y Retirement Returns: LIMRA
Looking back at research it released in February on Gen X and Gen Y consumers’ financial knowledge, during a media roundtable at the 2013 Retirement Industry Conference on Thursday, LIMRA identified five steps younger investors could take to improve their outcomes in retirement.
The Future of Financial Advice? Maybe It’s Health Care
I suspect that financing health care will replace investments as the primary service demanded by advisory firm clients in the all-too-near future.
Kitces on the Top 3 Topics for Advisors in 2013—Topic 3: Obamacare
This year may mark the beginning of a permanent change in separating employment from health insurance. Why this development in health exchanges holds major implications for you and your clients.
The Numbers Don’t Lie: Boomers Nervous About Health Care, Social Security
The 2012 Retirement & Politics Survey by Allianz has found that “transition boomers”—people between the ages of 55 and 65 who are less than 10 years away from retirement—see rising health care costs and Social Security as having the greatest impact on their retirement outlook.
Arnott's Firm: U.S. GDP Estimates Way Off: 1% Growth Is New Normal
Unless the U.S. makes politically difficult changes in immigration, employment and investment policies, Americans should expect a long-term “new normal” rate of growth of just 1%, says investment management firm Research Affiliates.
Housing Bulls Living in ‘Fantasyland,’ Economist Says
Don’t believe the hype. That’s the message Anthony Randazzo of the Reason Foundation delivered Thursday about the housing market.
15 Best Cities for College Grads to Find Work—and Live
More than half of employers say they plan to hire recent college grads this year, according to a survey by CareerBuilder—but where?
Top 15 Best Paying College Degrees: 2012
With the rise in college tuition showing no sign of slowing down, a new, wide-ranging paper offers a tool for grads, or those choosing a degree, to figure out what their degrees might be worth.
Bull Kiesel, Bear Shilling Clash Over Housing
"If housing goes down 20%, I will back up the truck and likely PIMCO will, too," Kiesel says. Shilling predicts "recessionary kinds of things" in the next three to four years.
Top 10 Wealth Zones With the Most Advisors
In the second slideshow on these Wealth Zones, devised by AdvisorOne research, residents also have high incomes but with a lot of advisors among them.