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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.

Are You Smart Enough to Retire?

December 3, 2014
Jonnelle Marte

When are reverse mortgages due? What triggers early withdrawal penalties? What exactly is covered by Medicare again? Retirement planning is hard, and most people struggle to understand the fundamentals, according to a new report by the American College of Financial Services, a nonprofit that educates financial advisers.

Americans' Retirement Know-How Rates 'F': Survey

December 3, 2014
Kelley Holland

Do you know when to start drawing Social Security payments? What about a safe amount to draw down from savings? If you are hemming and hawing, you've got company. In a newly released survey, 80 percent of the respondents received scores of 60 or lower on financial questions about retirement.

Americans Have a Low Retirement IQ

December 3, 2014
Bianca Flowers

Americans' retirement income IQ is depressing. In a recent survey by The American College of Financial Services, only 20% of those surveyed can pass a basic quiz on the steps they need to take to secure their finances after retiring.

Quick Takes

December 1, 2014
Walter Updegrave

Seventy percent don't know the 4% rule or much else about retirement income, according to a recent survey by The American College of Financial Services.