It seems like as soon as advisors get familiar with one retirement challenge, a new one pops up. Advisors are constantly on their toes trying to stay up-to-date with regulatory changes and new Social Security strategies, not to mention the changes in their clients’ lives. With that in mind, the editors of Investment Advisor present what they see as the five biggest issues advisors and their retiree clients will face in 2014.
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Helping clients plan for retirement is one of the major jobs for advisors. Helping in that task are retirement planning calculators, investing theories and vehicles, and Social Security strategies galore. Advisors and their clients must live in the real world, however, and all those tools must incorporate what we know and are learning about psychology, the markets, regulation and legislation, and demographic trends. To help advisors provide the best retirement planning advice for their clients, the editors of Investment Advisor suggest some of the most salient issues that you should be considering in your process. Some you may know, others you may not have considered as burning issues, but taken together these five issues provide a snapshot in 2014 of what near-retiree and in-retirement clients are and will be facing.