Unclaimed Cash: Why Social Security Planning Can’t Be Ignored by Advisors
Advisors who don’t help their clients claim Social Security are leaving money on the table — and may face liability issues.
The Third Rail of American Politics Is Live
The Congressional Budget Office's economic outlook for the next 10 years, released in late January, found that the federal deficit will balloon to 4% of GDP by 2025 from 2.8% today, thanks in large part to entitlement programs like Social Security.
Boomers’ Newfound Freedom Changes How They See Home
Around age 61, boomers say they feel more freedom to live wherever they wish than they did when they were younger.
UBS Gets Behind Buckets
Even the most exemplary investment in theory, with high expected returns, doesn’t cut it if your goal is to pay a bill due next month.
Are Investors Biased Against ‘Foreign Sounding’ Money Managers?
Study shows funds managed by people with more familiar, American-sounding names bring in about $133,000 more in fees annually.
Supreme Court Hints at New Monitoring Rules for 401(k) Plans
U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they will require 401(k) plans to periodically monitor the investment options they offer.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
Flood of 401(k) Suits Expected if Tibble Prevails in Supreme Court
Oral arguments begin Tuesday in the first 401(k) excessive-fee case that the high court has agreed to hear.
Obama Endorses DOL Fiduciary Redraft, Girds for Fight
“If you want to give financial advice, you have to put your clients’ interest first,” Obama said Monday, blasting “backdoor payments” and high fees.
Want to Lure Millennials? Forget ‘Retirement Planning’
XY Planning Network co-founder Alan Moore, 27, talks with ThinkAdvisor about his generation, his monthly fee model, and why advisors should rethink "retirement."