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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.

Results from 2017 Retirement Income Literacy Quiz Reveal a Clear Gender Gap

July 28, 2017
By:
Andrea Ditter-Middleton

Earlier this week, the American College of Financial Services Center for Retirement Income released its 2017 survey results on retirement income literacy. While this survey generated a lot of interesting data on financial literacy, the disparity between men and women was especially concerning.

4 Out Of 5 Older Women Flunk This Retirement Literacy Quiz

July 27, 2017
By:
Christopher Robbins

What older women don’t know about retirement could certainly hurt them. Both men and women display startling low financial literacy, but women passed a simple test of financial knowledge at half the rate of men, according to a study focusing on Americans of retirement age.

Most Women Flunk Retirement Income Literacy Quiz

July 27, 2017
By:
Mary Beth Franklin

It is unfortunate that the people who are likely to live the longest understand the least about how to make their money last a lifetime. Only 18% of retirement age women can pass a basic quiz about how to make a nest egg last in retirement.

Retirement Misconceptions, From A to Social Security

July 27, 2017
By:
Russ Wiles

Retirement planning might be the most daunting financial problem facing Americans, yet plenty of individuals have misconceptions about it. Here are some of the misguided assumptions that people make.

Abysmal Financial Literacy Rates For Women Are Hurting Their Retirement Security

July 26, 2017
By:
Jamie Hopkins

A recent survey, the 2017 RICP® Retirement Income Literacy Report, by The American College of Financial Services, found that retirement age women lag significantly behind their male counterparts when it comes to retirement income literacy.

Why Your Retirement Literacy May be Worse Than You Think

July 26, 2017
By:
Pattie Lovett-Reid

There appears to be a disconnect between what women think they know about retirement planning and what they actually know. Over 80 percent of women failed the Retirement Income Literacy Quiz offered by The American College of Financial Services.

Should You Sell Your Home When You Retire?

July 26, 2017
By:
MP Dunleavey

Deciding whether to sell your home when you retire is a complicated question for most people. You’ve got lifestyle issues on one side of the ledger and financial realities on the other. Many people put their quality-of-life first when making this decision, says Jamie Hopkins.

Women Should be ‘More Aggressive Investors’ to Overcome Retirement Challenges

July 26, 2017
By:
John Devine

When it comes to basic financial literacy, American women seem to be lagging behind men, writes Rachel Cao for CNBC. New data suggests that only 18 per cent or working-age women can pass a quiz on retirement income knowledge, and more than 80 per cent of women aged 60 to 75 failed the quiz.

Your 401(k) Match May Have Some Strings Attached

July 26, 2017
By:
Alessandra Malito

It’s well-worn advice that employees should always invest as much as necessary to get their employer’s match in a 401(k) plan — after all, it is free money. While this is true, there are strings attached to the money.

2017 Trusts & Estates Distinguished Authors Awards

July 26, 2017

The wait is finally over! In March, the Trusts & Estates editorial staff met and reviewed the articles that appeared in the print edition of the magazine over the past year. Here are the winners.

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