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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.

How Women Can Improve Their Retirement Income Literacy

August 9, 2017
By:
Robert Powell

About three in four (74%) Americans failed a 38-question retirement literacy quiz published as part of the survey by the American College of Financial Services New York Life Center for Retirement Income. In fact, respondents to the survey answered on average slightly less than half the questions correctly.

Will DOL Gut Fiduciary Rule By Latest July 1, 2019 Extension?

August 9, 2017
By:
Ashlea Ebeling

The Department of Labor issued a notice of administrative action in one of the pending industry lawsuits against the Obama-era fiduciary rule: an extension of the transition period and delay of the applicability date until July 1, 2019 for three main exemptions to the rule.

Labor Department Seeks 18-Month Delay in Fiduciary Rule

August 9, 2017
By:
Lisa Beilfuss

The Labor Department is proposing to delay the fiduciary rule’s compliance deadline by 18 months, a move that experts say suggests the retirement-savings rule will emerge from a re-evaluation with significant revisions.

Military Personnel Face Critical Decisions as the "Blended" Retirement Program Approaches

August 4, 2017
By:
Veronica Lu

This post features a comprehensive discussion of the current military pay system as well as a description of the substantial changes that become effective for active military who begin service January 1, 2018 or later.

Why Women are Poised to Make a Terrible Mistake When it Comes to Their Money

August 1, 2017
By:
Alessandra Malito

Women are not necessarily well-prepared to manage the money coming towards them in the future. Only 18% of retirement-age women passed a financial literacy quiz on making a nest egg last through retirement, compared with twice as many men who passed.

For Retirement-Age Women, a Steep Learning Curve

August 1, 2017

Retirement-age women score poorly when it comes to financial literacy, according to MarketWatch. Just 18% of this cohort passed a quiz from the American College of Financial Services on making a nest egg last through retirement.

Long-Term Care: Not If, But When

August 1, 2017
By:
Ana Trujillo Limón

“As we age, the likelihood of needing long-term care services increases, so as our population ages, we will certainly see a burgeoning demand for long-term care services,” wrote Jamie Hopkins in a recent Forbes article.

Need for Retirement Income Education

August 1, 2017
By:
Javier Simon

Unlike their younger counterparts, individuals nearing or in retirement do not have the luxury of a long time-horizon to grow their nest egg. They have reached the point where developing a strategy to sustain their assets and draw retirement income is critical.

Women Need to Get Schooled on Retirement Planning

July 29, 2017
By:
Maurie Backman

When it comes to retirement planning, women have a few distinct advantages over men. Because they're typically less confident investors, they're more likely to do their research and ask questions, which leads to fewer impulsive decisions.

Annuities: Addressing Retirement Happiness, Advisor Objections, and Client Objections

July 28, 2017
By:
Veronica Lu

In the following video series, Professor David Littell and noted retirement speaker and author, Tom Hegna, discuss the topic of income annuities and how they contribute to a retiree’s income and happiness throughout retirement, as well as how they mitigate any potential risk that may surround one’s retirement income.

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