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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.

Personal Retirement Paycheck: Jamie Hopkins & Steven Earhart

March 31, 2017

How prepared are you financially for the big switch from getting a regular paycheck from work to creating your own paycheck in retirement? If you are already in retirement, how’s it going?

Personal Retirement Paycheck

March 31, 2017
Consuelo Mack

Two retirement income specialists, Professor Jamie Hopkins and Financial Advisor, Steven Earhart show us how to create our own paycheck in retirement.

How Trump's Tax Overhaul Could Affect Your 401(k)

March 30, 2017
Brittany De Lea

After the GOP’s first attempt to replace Obamacare fell through last week, the tax reform timeline is once again in question--triggering uncertainty on Wall Street. In the near-term, that could be bad news for retirees with 401(k) accounts, which are largely linked to stock market performance.

Tips for Managing Clients' Health Care Expenses in Retirement

March 27, 2017
Jamie Hopkins

Survey after survey shows that health care expenses in retirement are a top concern for clients, and financial advisers are finally taking notice. According to a 2017 Survey conducted by The American College of Financial Services, advisers reported that health care expenses topped the list of concerns of their retired clients.

Do Millennials Need Life Insurance?

March 21, 2017
Carla Fried

Given the long list of financial worries facing twenty-somethings, you’d think life insurance would be at the bottom of the list. But some experts think it’s a foundational piece of your financial plan. Life insurance is typically the last thing millennials focus on. They are much more concerned about budgeting and paying off debts.

How to Manage Your Digital Estate Plan

March 20, 2017
Veronica Dagher

Jamie Hopkins discusses the concept of digital assets and how you can best digitally manage your estate.

Choose the Right Contribution Rate for Your 401(k)

March 20, 2017
Brian O'Connell

There's really no getting around it – choosing the optimal 401(k) contribution rate is serious business – akin to laying the foundation of a new home, or planning a household budget before raising a family. Your 401(k) contribution rate will set the financial tone for your retirement plan growth.

Interview with Jamie Hopkins: Retirement

March 19, 2017
George Spencer

Jamie Hopkins discusses money mistakes and tips, retirement, the importance of having a plan, and rising interest rates.

How To Retire With 'Buckets' Of Money

March 13, 2017
Jamie Hopkins

One of the age old retirement questions is how much money do I need to have saved for a successful retirement? Is it $1 million? $2 million? Or even more? However, there is no magic retirement savings number.

Merrill Lynch May be Positioning Itself for More Commission Flexibility in the Future

March 10, 2017
Greg Iacurci

Merrill Lynch's announcement last week that it may offer commissions in retail retirement accounts in limited circumstances may be an indication that it is giving itself some flexibility in case the Department of Labor's fiduciary rule is repealed, according to some observers.