401(k)

The Tumult Facing Investment Advisors To 401(k) Plans; Wall Street Price-Gouging Prompts Calls For Regulatory Reform And Increased Disclosure; Promotes Benchmarking-Mania

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by agluck     May 30, 2013      0.0 (0)     Watch The Retirement Gamble on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.   Frontline correspondent Martin Smith recounts how, beginning in the early 1980s, the responsibility for financing the retirement of 70% of Americans was transitioned from corporate-sponsored defined benefit plans that provided lifetime-guaranteed pe

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TIAA-CREF Study Recommends Ways To Improve Defined Contribution Plans And Boost Retirement Readiness

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by agluck     April 26, 2013      0.0 (0) TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields and a half trillion dollar under management, today released a study recommending best practices for improving retirement plan effectiveness and retirement readiness of plan particpants.

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What Can Advisors Do To Ensure Participants A Paycheck For Life®?

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by cepstein     June 12, 2012      0.0 (0) It’s official: baby boomers are beginning to retire. For this reason, advisors may see (or have already seen) an increase in the number of participants retiring. Those on the verge of retirement have accumulated wealth their entire working lives and have created their own Paycheck Manufacturing Companies from their 401(k). However, is this

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401(k) Plan Participant Meetings Present An Opportunity To Build Trust While Gathering Data

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by cepstein     June 01, 2012      0.0 (0) Participant meetings are one of the best opportunities you have as a financial advisor to boost your assets under management. Rule of thumb is that for every dollar in a participant’s account, there are $7 of participant assets in other accounts, assets you could potentially manage.

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Are You Blogging Yet?

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by cepstein     April 13, 2012      0.0 (0) It is a common misconception that blogging is a personal, not professional, endeavor. There are a number of reasons why it is not only helpful for financial advisors to blog, but even necessary. Blogging is an accessible way for your clients to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings of your practice. Blogs are also a great way to market to pro

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