Curbing the Costs of Long-Term Care
From asset-based insurance to tax-qualified annuities, there are plenty of options for LTC cost planning that don't require gambling on the likelihood of needing care.
Bank Customer Satisfaction Returns to Prerecession Levels
Customers are happier with their banks despite higher fees, the American Customer Satisfaction Index says. Satisfaction with health insurers rose, too.
Congressional Committee Addresses ‘Retirement Crisis’
The Special Committee on Aging met recently to hear testimony on the “State of the American Senior: The Changing Landscape for Baby Boomers.”
Successfully Educating Your Clients on Long-Term Care
As need for LTC coverage intensifies, a growing number of insurers are getting out of the business.
The U.S. Economy Is Stuck in the Past
A backward-looking society underinvests in the future.
Social Security Disability Claims Keep Going Up, Up, Up
Along with the increase in claims and payouts, budget cuts have created a backlog of more than a million overdue follow-up reviews for current recipients.
Obamacare, Medicare Maze: What Advisors Need to Know
Dr. Katy Votava of GoodCare offers financial advisors practical steps to help their business and their affected clients (there are more than you think).
Debt Ceiling Deal ‘Still Far Off,’ Says White House
With only two days left before the deadline, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday afternoon that no deal was near.
What Is the Philosophy of Your Financial Planning Firm?
How can clients find the planner that's right for them, and how can planners ensure they're a good match for their clients?
HSAs Surge in Popularity
Nearly 15.5 million Americans are now covered by health savings accounts, an increase of 15% from last year, according to new data.