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Our expert faculty are frequent contributors to consumer-based media as well as to more scholarly academic publications. Keep current with recent developments in the retirement income planning field and check out the latest articles from the thought leaders who are part of the The American College New York Life Center for Retirement Income.

New Center Leadership

January 1, 2019

The New York Life Center for Retirement Income has a change in leadership. The new Director of the Center is Steve Parrish, JD, RICP®, ChFC®, CLU®, RHU®, AEP®. Steve brings over 40 years of experience in financial services.

Top Tips for Protecting Your Assets in 2019

December 26, 2018
By:
Beth Braverman

Fantasizing about all the great things that could happen in the future is the fun part of financial planning. You get to imagine yourself relaxing on a beach in retirement or finally buying the house of your dreams—and then start taking steps to make those dreams happen.

Retirement is Coming. Are You Prepared?

December 19, 2018
By:
Wayne Arnold

Recently, The American College of Financial Services surveyed Americans to find out what they know about retirement income. This was one of the most comprehensive surveys of retirement income literacy ever conducted. Most previous studies had focused on the accumulation period prior to retirement.

Jamie Hopkins Discusses Tax Cuts

December 16, 2018
By:
Rosemary Connors

Professor Jamie Hopkins discusses tax cuts on NBC 10.

4 End-of-Year Planning Tips for Your IRA

December 14, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) have become the go-to vehicles for holding retirement assets in the United States. In fact, IRAs now house more wealth in 2018 than all 401(k) accounts. IRAs represent about one-third of the entire U.S. retirement market, totaling over $9.3 trillion by the end of June 2018.

4 Smart Investment Moves for Near-Retirees

December 14, 2018
By:
Rebecca Lake

The market giveth but it can also taketh away when volatility comes calling. After peaking in October 2018, a yo-yo effect has taken hold in the market characterized by sharp up and down price movements.

5 End-of-Year Strategies to Get Your Finances in Order for 2019

December 13, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

December 31 not only represents the end of the calendar year, but it also represents a trigger point for many people to engage in planning, goal setting, and preparing for a new year. One area of our lives that can certainly benefit from an end-of-year boost is our financial planning.

How to Make Millions After Retirement

December 12, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Who wants to be a millionaire? Millions of retirees, that’s who. While many people envision retirement as a time when you stop making money, start spending your savings and relax, it can also be a time to increase your wealth.

Self-Directed IRA vs Traditional IRA: What is Best for You?

December 12, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are becoming a staple of retirement planning in the United States. IRAs are special tax-advantaged vehicles that provide flexibility, control, and investment opportunity. However, there are a number of different types of IRAs to choose from.

Why You Should Invest in an IRA as a Millennial

December 12, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

One of the best ways to achieve a financially secure retirement is to start investing and saving early in your work career. The real value in getting an early start is the power of compound interest, which can help you grow tremendous wealth over a long period of time.

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