House GOP Prepared to Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Raise
House GOP members were unable to get enough support for debt limit plan to mostly eliminate a cut in the military retirement cost-of-living adjustment.
Cutting Social Security Benefits of High Earners Voted Most Popular Fix
In a poll about the best ways to shore up Social Security, 79% of respondents favored cutting benefits for the top quarter of earners.
Northern States at Top, Southern States Bottom, in Income Security
The number of Americans living paycheck to paycheck reaches farther up the income scale than stereotypes might suggest.
Breakaway Brokers Move to Focus, Raymond James, Others
In addition to ex-wirehouse advisors, independent broker-dealers, RIAs and wealth management firms are expanding with "tuck-in" deals.
More Advisor Exams? Not Under This SEC Budget, Advocates Say
CFP Board, CFA and others say the SEC's pledge to examine more advisors will be tough to fulfill with only a $29 million increase.
Advisors Brace for More Exams in 2014; DOL ‘Game Changer’ on Horizon
Some industry officials question whether the SEC can deliver on its promise to boost the number of advisor exams in the new year.
Taxing Matters for the New Year
Two lawmakers struck a two-year budget deal in mid-December, just days shy of the budget conference committee’s Dec. 13 deadline to find a way to keep the government running beyond the expiration of the current continuing resolution (CR) on Jan. 15.
New Hire Roundup: Altegris Names Jack Rivkin CIO
Meanwhile, Convergent welcomed Richard Wells and the Senate Finance Committee approved three nominees for federal positions.
Annuities and Social Security: What Retirees Need to Know
Three top retirement planners explain how they're dealing with two of the hottest client topics out there.
Senators Say Retirement Planning Is a Growing Priority
“Too many Americans make decisions by inaction, and they need investment advice,” said Sen. Ben Cardin.