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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 to Save Money for Your Future with More Confidence, with Jamie P. Hopkins

May 22, 2018
By:
Trish Blackwell

In this episode of The Confidence Podcast we’re chatting about how to have more confidence in your relationship with money – that you truly can develop a relationship of freedom and abundance, not fear and scarcity.

Want to Make Millennials Mad? Talk About Saving for Retirement

May 16, 2018
By:
Alessandra Malito

Saving for retirement is an extremely sensitive subject with people in their 30s — just look at the response my article on the matter got this week. Twitter blew up after MarketWatch tweeted about the piece, where I cite a Fidelity Investments report that suggests 35-year-olds should have twice their salary saved.

Pros and Cons of Using Credit Cards

May 10, 2018
By:
Kevin Cash

It’s important to know the pros and cons of credit cards if you want to use them to your advantage. Building credit, earning cash back and benefiting from fraud protection are just a few of the many advantages of using credit cards.

Rewiring Clients for Retirement

May 8, 2018
By:
Jay Coulter

Professor Jamie Hopkins joins me for this episode to discuss how financial advisors can build a model to help clients 'rewire' the way they think about and manage retirement income. We discuss retirement income literacy and the implications for financial advisors.

Rewiring the Financial Planning Profession

May 7, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

With stories of the Department of Labor Fiduciary rule breaking almost daily over the past three years, the news cycle will finally be shifting its focus to the SEC fiduciary rule as the DOL rule appears expiring. However, the DOL rule was one minor episode of a long transition towards a fiduciary model of financial planning.

Using Home Equity to Power Your Clients' Retirement Income

May 7, 2018

In some circles, reverse mortgages and home equity have a bad reputation when it comes to retirement planning. But Jamie Hopkins of the American College says these can be critical engines for retirement income.

What’s Your Retirement Income Literacy?

May 4, 2018
By:
John M. Campanola

Planning for retirement is a confusing process for most people. Three out of four older Americans don’t really understand what they need to do to make sure that their nest eggs last through retirement. That’s according to findings from The American College of Financial Services’ RICP® Retirement Income Literacy Survey, a comprehensive survey exploring finances in retirement.

Most Americans Don't Invest In Stocks For Retirement, But Still Fear Next Market Downturn

May 2, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Retirement is just around the corner for many baby boomers, but most are not feeling very confident about their retirement preparedness according to a Bankers Life Center for Secure Retirement research report. According to the report, less than one-third (31 percent) of middle-income boomers feel prepared for retirement and lower income boomers feel even less prepared.

True or False: Test Yourself on Social Security Basics

May 2, 2018
By:
Jamie Hopkins

Social Security is arguably the most important retirement program in the United States. For a secure retirement, it is critical that those near and in retirement understand how their Social Security benefits work. Unfortunately, research shows that many people don't.

One of the Oldest Rules for Retirement Saving Is Wrong, Experts Say. Here's the Fix

May 1, 2018
By:
Elizabeth O'Brien

You know that old rule of thumb to subtract your age from 100 to get the percentage of your portfolio that should be in stocks? Well as they say in Brooklyn, fuhgeddaboudit!

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