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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.

President-Elect Trump Is Already Impacting Retirees

January 19, 2017
By:
Jamie Hopkins

With President-elect Donald Trump getting ready to take office and the stock market reaching all-time highs, how are retirees and financial advisors feeling about 2017? The American College of Financial Services released a 2017 survey that focused on how the election and all-time market highs are impacting consumers and retirement income planning.

This Is What Happens To 401(k) Assets When Americans Retire

January 5, 2017
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Upon retirement, individuals must make a number of decisions within a relatively short period of time. One of the most important decisions concerns the management of assets in their employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan.

12 Expert Financial Planning Tips for 2017

December 22, 2016

Professor Jamie Hopkins asked 12 leading financial planners and professors at The American College of Financial Services to give their tips for helping your clients secure an optimal financial outlook. These faculty members possess in-depth knowledge in all key financial planning areas and educate thousands of financial services professionals every year.

12 Expert Financial Planning Tips For 2017

December 15, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Let’s look at 12 practical tips from the leading financial planning thought leaders and professors that can help you take your 2017 financial planning to the next level, and put you on the right path to a more financially secure future.

John Hancock Withdrawing From Long-Term Care Market

November 10, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins

John Hancock Financial, owned by Manulife Financial Corp., a Canadian firm, is pulling out of the long-term care insurance market this December. John Hancock has been one of the largest long-term care insurance providers in the United States with over 1.2 million outstanding policies.

'Silver' Divorce Puts Strain On Retirement Income

October 24, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins

A common misconception about marriage in the U.S. is that millennials have a higher divorce rate than previous generations. In fact, millennials are actually divorcing at much lower rates than those of similar ages in the 1970s and 1980s. 

Annuities Offer Long-Term Care Funding Flexibility

October 17, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Retirement income planning can be like hitting a moving target in the wind. The target keeps moving because you do not know when you will retire, how much money you will need, or how long you will live. One specific risk that can derail a retirement plan is long-term care.

401(k) Plan Shortcomings Failing As Retirement Income Program

October 6, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins
Steve Vernon

The current “retirement plan” of choice – 401(k) plans – really aren’t true retirement income plans. While they can be great for accumulating savings, most 401(k) plans don’t do much to help older workers decide if they have enough money to retire, or how to convert their hard-earned savings into a retirement paycheck.

Understanding The Tax Benefits Of 529 Plans

September 15, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Strategies to fund college education costs are garnering a heightened level of interest in recent years as student loan debt begins to balloon and the rising costs of college education continue to spike. In fact, the increasing cost of a college education has significantly outpaced national inflation by an average of 3.4% per year since 2005.

How To Choose The Right 529 College Savings Plan

September 12, 2016
By:
Jamie Hopkins

The increasing cost of a college education has significantly outpaced national inflation by an average of 3.4% every year since 2005, creating a national student loan crisis and putting tremendous financial pressure on parents.

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