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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.

20 Things That Can Ruin Your Retirement – Part II

April 8, 2014
By:
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

In a previous column on planning for retirement, I explained the first 11 risks of 20 things that can ruin your retirement. That prior article highlighted a variety of investment risks, risks of outliving one’s resources, and risks associated with aging.

20 Things That Can Ruin Your Retirement – Part I

April 7, 2014
By:
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Planning for retirement often takes a backseat to today’s concerns – whether it’s paying current bills, dealing with immediate family issues or just trying to keep up with the Joneses. That’s why numerous studies show that most Americans are ill prepared for retirement: Many people in the U.S. have more credit card debt than savings.

Why the Best Laid Schemes for Retirement Often go Awry

April 6, 2014
By:
Suzanne McGee

Do you know what's threatening your retirement? If you do, you probably don't know about the other risks lurking in the wings, waiting to pounce on the unprepared and unwary retiree.

New IRA Rollover Rules Hit Wealthiest Savers

April 6, 2014
By:
Jeff Reeves

An unexpected ruling on tax law regarding IRA rollovers may have just created a headache for a small group of successful savers. But thankfully, experts agree that most Americans won't be affected.

The New Financial Task We All Need To Tackle ASAP

March 31, 2014
By:
Laura Shin

When Chanel Reynolds was 39 and her husband, Jose Hernando, was 43, he was hit by a van while riding his bike. It smashed his upper spine and caused an immediate traumatic cardiac arrest, but he made it to the hospital with a trace of a pulse.

How to Mitigate Inflation Risk in a Retirement Income Plan

March 30, 2014
By:
Jamie Hopkins

My grandfather always reminds me that a hamburger only used to cost him ten cents when he was young and not the few dollars it costs today. While this is a familiar story to many people, the hidden lesson is the impact of inflation over a lifetime.

Is The Risk Of Forced Retirement Rising? How To Enter Retirement On Your Own Terms

March 5, 2014
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Planning for retirement is a difficult challenge, especially when the future is filled with such uncertainty. One uncertain event with significant implications on a retirement plan is the date of retirement. Many people are not able to choose their retirement date due to health issues, caregiving responsibilities, and forced layoffs.

Educating Advisors in Retirement Income Planning: Expanding Our Video Library

March 1, 2014

A sneak peak at some of the latest video offerings from The American College New York Life Center for Retirement Income including retirement research with Jack VanDerhei, the RICP® designation, retirement income 101 and more.

Ten Reasons Why the 4 Percent Rule Is Too Simplistic

March 1, 2014
By:
Wade Pfau

Help your clients plan for their retirement by considering the bigger picture.

Planning Retirement in a Rising Tax Environment

March 1, 2014
By:
Francis J. Lojewski

Inflation, heath care costs, and market volatility are just some of the challenges with which retirement planners must contend.

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