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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 Center for Retirement Income.

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

May 2, 2018

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.

Relocating In Retirement: Don't Make These Common Mistakes

April 26, 2018

While most Americans show a desire to age in place, retirement can also be the ideal time to sell your home and relocate or downsize. Kids are typically grown up and moved out of the home, and the need to be close to work is gone, so many seniors use retirement as a catalyst for relocating.

Long-Term Care Planning Misconceptions Are Holding Back Advisors And Consumers

April 11, 2018

A recent webinar conducted for National Retirement Planning Week with experts from Lincoln Financial, the Insured Retirement Institute, and The American College of Financial Services looked at the importance of engaging in long-term care planning as part of designing a secure retirement plan.

Researchers Say Reverse Mortgages Deserve A Second Look

March 30, 2018

What’s the deal with reverse mortgages? This question was addressed in a recent Housing Wealth in Retirement Symposium held on March 23, 2018, in Washington, DC. The event was co-hosted by The American College of Financial Services and the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Appellate Court Deals Fiduciary Financial Advice Rule Major Blow

March 16, 2018

The Department of Labor’s expanded fiduciary advice rule has not had an easy life. In fact, it hasn’t really ever had a life and may never after the latest setback. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals completely vacated the rule in a split decision announced late Thursday afternoon.

Tax Reform Provides Boost To Small Business Retirement Plans

March 12, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by President Trump near the end of 2017 and it mostly took effect in 2018. While the TCJA impacts almost every single individual taxpayer to some degree, the changes also significantly impact corporations and small businesses.

As Tax Season Approaches, Don't Forget About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies

February 26, 2018

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage today, but come tax season they might only cause you rage. The reality is that one driving force behind cryptocurrency development was a desire to be outside the view, control, and domain of governments. However, they cannot escape the IRS.

Tax Reform Sparks Interest In Life Insurance and Secondary Markets

February 20, 2018

With many Americans reviewing their financial situation after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is important that any life insurance needs are also reviewed at this time. The reality is that many people do not think about life insurance as a financial asset and don’t review their life insurance needs frequently enough.

Why The WSJ Is Wrong About Long-Term Care Planning

January 22, 2018

A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Millions Bought Insurance to Cover Retirement Health Costs. Now They Face an Awful Choice,” has been circulating on the internet but for all the wrong reasons. The WSJ piece essentially falls into the “bad news sells” category of reporting.

Tax Reform Changes To Recharacterizations And Roth IRA 2018 Contribution Limits

January 4, 2018

While the tax cuts and changes might have a big impact on government program cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security in the future and might also significantly impact how people save, spend, and invest money, only a few direct changes were made to retirement planning laws.