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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.

The American College Honors 2017 Millennial Advisor Award Winners

October 17, 2017

The American College of Financial Services has announced the winners of its second annual Millennial Advisor Award, given to a select group of individuals under the age of 35 who have made a significant impact in their profession.

Do Parents Favor Boys When Saving For College?

October 17, 2017
By:
Christopher Robbins

A child’s gender may presage how his or her parents will save for college, a new survey says. Parents who only have boys as children are putting more emphasis on saving and funding college education than the parents of only girls, according to a national survey.

3 Ways a Roth 401(k) Can Boost Retirement Savings

October 12, 2017
By:
Penelope Wang

In the 11 years since Roth 401(k)s were first launched, these accounts have become a standard option in most plans—nearly eight out of 10 of employers now offer a Roth 401(k), according to a soon-to-be released survey by Alight Solutions, a benefits consulting firm.

Nobel Prize Winner Richard Thaler May Have Added $29.6 Billion to Retirement Accounts

October 10, 2017
By:
Alessandra Malito

Richard Thaler, the recent recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics, has helped retirement savers substantially in the past decade — to the tune of about $29.6 billion, perhaps, according to fellow researcher Shlomo Benartzi.

How to Pay for Long-Term Care? Several Funding Options Exist

October 9, 2017
By:
Greg Iacurci

Roughly half of Americans turning 65 today will require long-term care. As life expectancy continues to rise and the cost of care creeps up, there's a growing need for financial advisers to be knowledgeable about long-term-care funding mechanisms to help clients choose the best one — or combination.

Interview with Jamie Hopkins: Tax Reform

October 8, 2017
By:
Lauren Mayk

Professor Jamie Hopkins discusses tax reform on NBC Philadelphia.

3 Ways Your Home Could Help You in Retirement

October 6, 2017
By:
Jillian Harding

If you're nearing retirement age and feeling as though your savings may not be quite as hefty as you had hoped, you aren't alone: Many Americans don't have enough money saved to retire comfortably by age 65.

Evaluate the Viability of Your Retirement Plan

October 4, 2017
By:
Christine Benz

There are few more important questions in financial planning, but getting good answers can be elusive. Even people who are comfortable tackling sophisticated financial tasks like determining their asset allocations and conducting due diligence on individual stocks and funds may struggle with assessing the soundness of their plans.

Jamie Hopkins '10 JD, '11 MBA honored by ABA

October 3, 2017

Villanova alum Prof. Jamie Hopkins ’10 JD, ’11 MBA was selected among the American Bar Association’s 2017 “On the Rise—Top 40 Young Lawyers.” This honor provides national recognition for ABA young lawyer members who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service.

Researchers Look into Reverse Mortgage Crystal Ball

October 1, 2017
By:
Alex Spanko

By the time you’re reading this, it’ll be too late for reverse mortgage borrowers to complete the process — from counseling to application to case number — ahead of the October 2 roll-out of lower principal limits and higher mortgage insurance premiums for certain applicants.

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