Retirement Plans

$1.46M is the ‘Magic Number’ for Retirement, Study Finds

That’s how much U.S. adults think they’ll need to retire comfortably but few are prepared, according to new research from Northwestern Mutual.

Could You and Your Clients Win the Super Bowl?

We must always guide clients with a well laid-out holistic strategy, even if their asset-accumulation season has ended. (By Ilene Slatko)

Advisors Dabbling in DC Market Seek Greater Support: Cerulli

Providing them with tools, education and guidance would help them grow their retirement-plan businesses, says Cerulli Associates.

SEC Fines TIAA Unit $2.2M for Violating Reg BI

The SEC said a TIAA broker-dealer charged some retail customers too much to invest in mutual-fund choices in an IRA.

IBM Reopens Its Frozen Pension Plan, Saving the Company Millions

The company also has stopped making contributions to employee 401(k) accounts. The move will benefit some employees and hurt others.

Even Millionaires Flunk Retirement 101: Study

The American College of Financial Services plans to use its new research to help advisors improve client conversations.

Ending Economic Discrimination Means Better Old Age for All

A Social Security executive urges retirement professionals to address economic discrimination, particularly for Black women.

Mega Roths Help Clients Boost Savings, Lower Taxes

As an advisor, there’s a lot you can do to help clients get the most out of their retirement savings accounts. (By Monica Dwyer)

To Save Social Security, Scrap Retirement-plan Tax Perks: Munnell

Tax deferrals on 401(k)s and IRAs cost $185 billion but have failed to increase retirement savings, says a new report from Boston College.

DOL Proposal Aims to Reduce Number of Lost 401(k) Accounts

The Department of Labor is proposing a regulation that could reduce the number of lost retirement accounts after workers change jobs.

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Bluespring Wealth Partners Acquires Scottsdale, Ariz., firm

Led by husband and wife Kevin and Carrie Dick, KDI Wealth Management oversees $750M in client assets and is rated in the top 10 in state by Forbes.

Judge Halts Rule Capping Credit-Card Late Fees

A federal judge in Texas halted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new rule capping credit card late fees at $8.

Inflation, Economic Uncertainty Upending Retirement Dreams for Many

Nationwide’s Advisor Authority survey finds many are taking non-traditional approaches to retirement, including moving in with their adult children.

Perigon Wealth Management Appoints Head of Advisor Success and Integration

Maria Daley has more than 30 years of experience leading business development and relationship management teams.

SEC Wants RIAs to Verify Customer Identities

The SEC and Treasury say the rule is needed because customers have used RIAs for illicit foreign financial activity in the United States.

Concerns About Insufficient Savings Keep Many Retirees Awake, Survey Finds

Among those in retirement, 32% fear they have too little savings, according to the Schroders 2024 US Retirement Survey.

Families to Save $10 Billion Annually in Credit Card Late Fees

This estimate comes from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, whose new rule capping late fees at $8 is effective May 14.