For Small Businesses, an IRA With Pension-Like Features
As small businesses and self-employment grow, many people are using an SEP IRA as a retirement savings tool in place of traditional IRAs or 401(k)s.
8 Top Concerns of SEC Investor Advocate
Millennials, fiduciary duty and retirement readiness are on the investor advocate’s policy agenda for fiscal year 2016.
FSI Tells Lawmakers Why DOL Fiduciary Plan Is U.N.W.O.R.K.A.B.L.E.
FSI "fact sheet" uses each letter in the word "unworkable" to explain the current DOL redraft’s faults.
DOL Fiduciary Foes Said to Be Writing Best-Interest Standard Bill
The Department of Labor’s plan to revamp the definition of fiduciary under ERISA is likely to face yet another legislative hurdle.
What Fiduciary Advocates Can Learn From SCOTUS Ruling on Gay Marriage
Extensive discussion, and personalization, of a once taboo topic moved public opinion before the Supreme Court ruling.
Defining ‘Best Interest’ Standard in Fiduciary Debate a Head Scratcher
Two industry trade groups and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority came out recently with uniform best interest standards in an attempt to squelch what they say will be competing fiduciary plans to be issued by the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Price of Independence
What do you mean by independent? Using vague language makes it difficult for consumers to tell the difference between a zebra and a horse.
What Transparency Should Look Like
Bob Seawright asks: What if the financial advice industry were to truly free itself from "self-serving secrecy"?
Fiduciary Rule Crucial for Protecting Middle Class: DOL Chief
Labor Secretary Perez says DOL is sharpening its thinking on the fiduciary rule thanks to comments; FPA plans to weigh in in "very comprehensive" fashion.
What if We Replaced IRAs and 401(k)s?
A Brookings paper proposes replacing all tax-advantaged retirement plans with a single plan: The Universal Retirement Savings Account.