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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.

Ask the Experts: Will We Ever Get to Retire?

September 9, 2013
John Kiernan

The economy may be rebounding, but the effects of the Great Recession will continue to be felt for years, particularly when it comes to retirement. The retirement outlook is especially ominous for older generations who should theoretically have a line of sight for their exit from the workforce.

Ask the Experts: Policy Changes for a Brighter Retirement

September 9, 2013
John Kiernan

We’ve all heard there’s something of a perfect storm brewing on the retirement front, what with the U.S. population aging rapidly, Congress preoccupied with partisan politics, and the Great Recession wreaking havoc on our net worth.  But do those of us who aren’t facing imminent retirement really care?

Leading the Retirement Income Charge

September 1, 2013

The New York Life Center for Retirement Income is leading the charge to meet the critical mission of elevating the knowledge of financial service professionals to improve retirement security for Americans on a number of fronts at The College. By providing retirement income courses at the graduate level, the development of the RICP® designation, and freely available content on the website, the Center makes it accessible for advisors to improve their knowledge on this hot topic.

Retirement Income Education Insights

September 1, 2013
David Littell

Retirement planning is complex with a wide range of solutions. Learn ways you can gain greater insight into helping your clients.

Are 401(k) Plans Defective or a Great Hope?

July 22, 2013
Sheyna Steiner

Employer-sponsored plans such as 401(k)s are workers' best hope for a secure retirement. Critics of the 401(k) system contend that the plans weren't designed to be the foundation of a secure retirement and should be scrapped in favor of something tailor-made, while supporters of the system say it just needs fine-tuning.

Ready to Retire? 7 Things You Need to Do Now

May 31, 2013
Sheryl Nance-Nash

You’ve worked hard over many years and finally your retirement finish line is 3-to-6 months away. But don’t start exhaling just yet – there’s  still plenty of race left to run. Before you take one of the biggest steps of your life, make sure you read this list to understand what you need to do and why.

Retirement Delusion and an Indebted, Aging Population

May 13, 2013
Rebekah Coleman

Stephen Ellzey will be turning 59 next month, but his working career is far from over and any hope for retirement has since vanished. Ellzey, a development director for Access Monterey Peninsula, told that he “will have to work until they spread my ashes on the Pacific.”

The Best Money Advice from Mom

May 8, 2013
Geoff Williams

When we go to professionals like a financial adviser or accountant for advice, we aren't only consulting that person, if you think about it. We're all vessels of what we've learned throughout our lives.

The Future of Digital Assets: Is Google Your Next Estate Planner?

May 1, 2013

Wake up. Brush teeth. Check e-mail. Internet usage is a daily activity for almost 90% of the U.S. Internet users check their personal e-mail roughly 34 times per day. To give some perspective, the average American brushes their hair roughly 4 times per week, brushes their teeth 1.1 times per day, and only 20% of the population exercises daily.

6 Signs That You are Ready to Retire Early

April 16, 2013
Amy E. Buttell

Both the big picture and the fine details of your financial and emotional states are important to consider when assessing your readiness for early retirement. If you're not emotionally ready to quit working, you may not be ready to retire.