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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.

Interview with Jamie Hopkins: Tax Reform

October 8, 2017
Lauren Mayk

Professor Jamie Hopkins discusses tax reform on NBC Philadelphia.

3 Ways Your Home Could Help You in Retirement

October 6, 2017
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.

Current Trends in Executive Compensation

October 4, 2017
David Littell

The financial services profession offers many opportunities for advisors to help add value for their clients. When working with companies, establishing executive compensation programs that help companies attract and retain talented executives is one such area.

Evaluate the Viability of Your Retirement Plan

October 4, 2017
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.

Help Women Raise Their Retirement Income Literacy

October 1, 2017
Jocelyn Wright

At one point or another, we financial professionals all have used the phrase: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This is especially true when it comes to retirement planning, as it is one area of life where failure is not an option. We only get one shot and there are no retakes.

Researchers Look into Reverse Mortgage Crystal Ball

October 1, 2017
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.

The One Solid Lie Behind The Trump Tax Plan

September 29, 2017
John Wasik

Jamie Hopkins, Professor of Taxation at the American College of Financial Services, added: "Tax cuts can trigger economic growth. However, history does not show any evidence that tax cuts pay for themselves via growth."

Using a Reverse Mortgage to Delay Social Security: Does it Make Sense?

September 28, 2017
Mark Miller

Delaying your Social Security benefit claim offers one of the best routes to higher retirement income - annual benefits increase 8 percent for every 12 months that you delay from age 62 to 70. But the strategy often comes with a challenge: how to meet living expenses while you wait?

What Trump’s Tax Reform Plan Could Mean for Your Wallet

September 27, 2017
Miranda Marquit

Now that Republicans have admitted defeat on “repeal and replace,” attention is turning toward tax reform, which has been one of President Donald Trump’s priorities. In a speech today in Indiana, he laid out a framework for his tax plan — one he hopes Congress will adopt.