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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.

Top Tips for Protecting Your Assets in 2019

December 26, 2018
Beth Braverman

Fantasizing about all the great things that could happen in the future is the fun part of financial planning. You get to imagine yourself relaxing on a beach in retirement or finally buying the house of your dreams—and then start taking steps to make those dreams happen.

Retirement is Coming. Are You Prepared?

December 19, 2018
Wayne Arnold

Recently, The American College of Financial Services surveyed Americans to find out what they know about retirement income. This was one of the most comprehensive surveys of retirement income literacy ever conducted. Most previous studies had focused on the accumulation period prior to retirement.

Jamie Hopkins Discusses Tax Cuts

December 16, 2018
Rosemary Connors

Professor Jamie Hopkins discusses tax cuts on NBC 10.

4 Smart Investment Moves for Near-Retirees

December 14, 2018
Rebecca Lake

The market giveth but it can also taketh away when volatility comes calling. After peaking in October 2018, a yo-yo effect has taken hold in the market characterized by sharp up and down price movements.

4 End-of-Year Tax Planning Tips for 2018

December 12, 2018

While your financial planning and wellness is an ongoing process, certain times of the year represent smart times to plan. As the year winds down and the calendar year closes out, consider kicking your financial planning up a notch by taking advantage of some strategic end-of-year planning strategies.

Senior Homeowners Give Reverse Jumbo Mortgages New Life

December 12, 2018
Robyn A. Friedman

“Don’t think of jumbo reverse mortgages as a harmful product,” says Jamie Hopkins, professor of retirement planning at the American College of Financial Services. “It’s really just another mortgage option... except that you’re paying a higher interest rate for the ability to not have to make monthly payments.”

How to Make Millions After Retirement

December 12, 2018

Who wants to be a millionaire? Millions of retirees, that’s who. While many people envision retirement as a time when you stop making money, start spending your savings and relax, it can also be a time to increase your wealth.

Self-Directed IRA vs Traditional IRA: What is Best for You?

December 12, 2018

Individual retirement accounts (IRAs) are becoming a staple of retirement planning in the United States. IRAs are special tax-advantaged vehicles that provide flexibility, control, and investment opportunity. However, there are a number of different types of IRAs to choose from.

Why You Should Invest in an IRA as a Millennial

December 12, 2018

One of the best ways to achieve a financially secure retirement is to start investing and saving early in your work career. The real value in getting an early start is the power of compound interest, which can help you grow tremendous wealth over a long period of time.

Pros and Cons of Investing in an IRA during Retirement

December 12, 2018

As more and more people are working in retirement, retirees often need to determine the best strategy for saving or investing their incomes. One option is to save and invest in an IRA during retirement. For one thing, many retirees already have an IRA set up by the time they get to retirement.