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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.

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

March 5, 2014
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
Wade Pfau

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

Planning Retirement in a Rising Tax Environment

March 1, 2014
Francis J. Lojewski

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

Unique Retirement Planning Challenges Facing Hispanic Americans

February 18, 2014
Jamie Hopkins

While many Americans have some difficulty planning and preparing for retirement, unique challenges face certain demographic groups. A new study released by Prudential Financial, entitled "The Hispanic American Financial Experience," sheds new light on the distinctive challenges facing Hispanic Americans as they plan for retirement.

The Childless Plan for Their Fading Days

February 14, 2014
Abby Ellin

Having children was never on Francine Tint’s to-do list. A painter of large abstract canvases, Ms. Tint never felt a biological imperative to reproduce or pass on her name to future generations. “My paintings are my children,” said Ms. Tint, who is “over 65,” and whose work has been featured in galleries and museums across the country.

What's All the Fuss About myRA Accounts?

February 12, 2014
Chris Kissell

Millions of Americans have no access to a retirement plan at their workplace. In fact, about 45 percent of U.S. households do not have any retirement account assets at all, according to a 2013 report from the National Institute on Retirement Security.

7 Tips For Women To Have A More Secure Retirement

February 7, 2014
Kathryn Buschman Vasel

When it comes to saving for retirement, no one is feeling that secure—but that’s particularly true for women. “Retirement planning is hard for everyone, but it’s especially tough for women,” says David Littell, retirement income program director at The American College.

Planning For An Uncertain Life Expectancy In Retirement

February 3, 2014
Jamie Hopkins

When figuring out how much to save for retirement or how to withdraw assets during retirement, one of the thorniest issues is not knowing how long the individual is going to live. Living longer than expected can increase the likelihood of other risks occurring, driving up certain retirement expenditures such as long-term care costs.

Obama Orders Creation of ‘MyRA’ Savings Accounts

January 29, 2014
Tara Siegel Bernard

Making good on a State of the Union address promise, President Obama on Wednesday ordered the creation of new employer-sponsored savings accounts intended to help more people get started saving for retirement.