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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.

Jamie Hopkins, JD, Named Assistant Professor of Taxation at The American College

October 22, 2012

Jamie Hopkins, JD, joins the faculty at The American College as an Assistant Professor of Taxation. Hopkins will be responsible for developing curricula associated with The College’s new Retirement Income Certified Professional™ (RICP™) designation.

Retirement Savings Picture Improves a Tad

August 20, 2012
Sheyna Steiner

Americans have made some headway with their retirement savings after the last few disastrous years. Eighteen percent are saving more for retirement this year than last year, according to Bankrate's August Financial Security Index. When we asked this same question in 2011, 15 percent said they were saving more than the previous year - not a significant difference.

Why Planning for Retirement is So Hard, and What to Do About It

July 5, 2012
Casey Dowd

Fears that baby boomers haven’t saved enough for retirement are constantly dominating headlines, but there’s also the flipside of that problem that can also be a financial disaster: outliving our savings.

Dos and Don’ts of Working After Retirement

May 22, 2012
Cheryl Winokur Munk

Many people today want or need to work part time after they officially retire. High-interest, low-risk products, which used to provide retirees a nice cushion, are almost nonexistent today, and with people living longer the need for savings intensifies. The problem is widespread.

Joint Study by InvestmentNews and The American College Reveals Need for Stronger Advisor Education on Retirement Income Planning

May 1, 2012

The American College and InvestmentNews announce the findings of a joint survey conducted with advisors to learn about their needs related to retirement income planning. Over 670 qualified respondents participated in this online survey, with an overwhelming 93 percent identifying the need for broader advisor education on retirement income planning.

Another 'Must-Have' Designation?

April 25, 2012
Jenny Ivy

One of the most respected sources for advisor education just rolled out a new designation that will help navigate the muddy waters of retirement income planning. The American College, a flagship institution for the financial services industry, is offering the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation.

The American College Introduces the Retirement Income Certified Professional™ Designation

April 25, 2012

The American College announces the launch of the Retirement Income Certified Professional™ (RICP™) designation. The rigorous three-course credential helps advisors master retirement income planning.

Developing a Retirement Income Plan

March 1, 2012
David Littell

Here are the steps that are necessary to create a comprehensive retirement income plan for your clients.

Retirement Income Certified Professional: The New "Must-Have" Designation

March 1, 2012
Katy O'Leary

For the next 17 years, 7,000 baby boomers will reach retirement age every day. To help financial services professionals better serve this population, The American College launched the Retirement Income Certified Professional™ (RICP™) designation. This groundbreaking curriculum features three courses. The first sets up the planning process, and the second and third courses dig deeper into the various parts of the plan.

Helping Clients Through Retirement

March 1, 2012
Rebekah Barsch

Read about the three-pronged approach to ensuring your clients live comfortably during their retirement years.