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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.

Women Need to Think Beyond Today

September 1, 2011
By:
Karen Wimbish

Let’s just come out and say it: Many women say they aren’t prepared for retirement.

What Everyone Should Know Before Claiming Social Security Benefits

September 1, 2011
By:
David Littell
Kenn B. Tacchino
Bruce D. Schobel

Because nearly two-thirds of retirees receive more than half of their income from Social Security, there can be no doubt that choosing when to claim benefits is one of the most important financial planning decisions a client can make. To help retirees make better decisions, here are 10 key points that everyone should know when deciding whether or not to begin claiming Social Security.

Running Out of Money

September 1, 2011
By:
Tom Hegna

Using examples from an article from The Wall Street Journal, Tom Hegna talks about an income strategy he believes will allow clients to have guaranteed income for life that increases with inflation, stays the same with deflation, and allows them to never run out of money.

Women and Retirement: Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail

September 1, 2011
By:
Mary Quist-Newins

While the majority of American women are justifiably anxious about their finances, a fractional few have developed retirement plans that adequately address their future income, wealth, and risk management needs. This article discusses the retirement challenges women face and how awareness can ensure financial preparedness.

Retirement Funds: 0. Life Expectancy: Beyond My Income

September 1, 2011
By:
Arthur D. Kraus

A long retirement with insufficient income from one’s retirement plan is a frightening proposition. In this article, Arthur Kraus explains why it is equally important to focus on the distribution planning phase as it is the accumulation phase. Krause introduces an alternative way of planning to keep a plan invested while creating retirement income.

Sense and Nonsense Regarding Distribution Portfolios

September 1, 2011
By:
Walt Woerheide

This article discusses the central issues for planners making decisions about the optimal risk-return choices for distribution portfolios and the strategies involved in managing a senior’s distribution portfolio.

Key Competencies for Proper Retirement Income Planning

March 1, 2011
By:
David Littell
Kenn B. Tacchino

Learn what the experts say about key financial advisor strengths in retirement planning.

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