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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.

U.S. Parents Spend $500 Billion Annually on Adult Children

October 7, 2018
Maggie Callahan

Parents in the U.S. spend a staggering $500 billion annually on their adult children — twice the amount they put into retirement savings, a new Merrill Lynch study shows. Of all the stages of parenting, the empty-nest stage — when kids are over 18 — is the most expensive.

Don’t Have a 401(k)? State Governments Have a Retirement Plan for You

October 6, 2018
Alessandra Malito

Half of the private-sector workforce — some 58 million full- and part-time workers, according to the Pension Rights Center — is not participating in a workplace-sponsored retirement plan, a deficit that, if it continues, could quash workers’ futures and health, and strain the U.S. economy.

Why Retire When You‘re Too Old to Enjoy it? Take a Break, Quit Your Job Now

October 5, 2018

Millions of Americans obsess over their careers and fret about saving, terrified they won’t have enough to ever retire. The advice now being offered by some experts may surprise these worried souls: Take months or years gone to pieces from work, the world, and enjoy yourself.

New Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care Could Help Seniors — and Their Heirs

October 5, 2018
Mark Hulbert

When it comes to long-term care insurance, retirees might be able to have their cake and eat it, too, — at least a piece. Or, perhaps I should say, they can have their cake and their heirs can eat it, too.

Annuities Decoded: 5 Myths You Need Dispelled as You Plan for Retirement

October 4, 2018
Kathryn Tuggle

Saving for retirement can be a daunting prospect — no one can be certain exactly how much money they’ll need, and market risk looms larger the closer you get to leaving the workforce. Diversifying your assets by having multiple income streams is one way to ensure a successful retirement, which is why some people turn to annuities.

4 Retirement Planning Steps Everyone Should Take

October 1, 2018

In my book, “Rewirement: Rewiring the Way You Think About Retirement,” I lay out a detailed ten-step process that everyone can use while doing retirement income planning. This is also the same process that is taught to thousands of financial advisers in the Retirement Income Certified Professional education program.

How You Answer This Question Will Determine How Well You Live in Retirement

September 30, 2018
Lorie Konish

No one knows how long they will live. Yet how realistic your estimate is can make or break your retirement plans. When you decide about claiming Social Security retirement benefits, one of the first questions you need to ask is how long you may live.

HECM Professionals Set to Meet in San Diego

September 28, 2018
Jessica Guerin

On Oct. 28th, more than 400 HECM professionals from 155 companies will gather in San Diego at the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association’s annual conference to discuss issues affecting their work.

11 Mistakes You’re Making When Trying to Save Money

September 27, 2018
Lisa Marie Conklin

If you think its impossible to save money on your salary, think again. These totally doable tips from financial experts help you stash more cash for the future.

FAR Releases HomeSafe Second, First-Ever Second-Lien Reverse Mortgage

September 25, 2018
Maggie Callahan

Aimed at borrowers who are carrying debt into retirement, the HomeSafe Second, a second-lien reverse mortgage, actually allows the borrower to continue building equity by keeping their low-rate forward mortgage in place.