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5 Best Reads on Retirement

2014 was a big year in retirement news and research, from women’s retirement savings still lagging behind men’s to LGBT Baby Boomers and soon-to-be-retirees continuing to experience unique hurdles in preparing for retirement. In case you missed them, here are the top 5 stories and retirement news from 2014. Continue reading

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Employee Retirement Income Security Act Faces Scrutiny in a Changing Retirement Landscape

A recent Pensions and Liability article on ERISA explored the 40-year history of the law that was supposed to protect consumers, but is now motivating employers to adopt retirement plans providing a less secure future for employees. Continue reading

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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Have Zero Retirement Savings, Why?

Thirty-six percent of people in the U.S. have no retirement savings, according to a recent study conducted by Bankrate.com. This includes 26 percent of adults between the ages of 50 and 64 – one of the most crucial age groups for retirement planning and saving. This generation acknowledges the importance of saving, with 32 percent of people feeling less comfortable with their overall savings than they were a year ago. So if they know they should be saving, why aren’t they? Continue reading

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Indexed Annuity Leadership Council Open Letter to the Editor of AARP Magazine

May 22, 2022 Indexed Annuity Leadership Council Open Letter to the Editor of AARP Magazine Dear Editor: We recently read the financial planning article by Allan Roth in your March/April issue and were disappointed to see factual inaccuracies, as well … Continue reading

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Is myRA a Solution to America’s Retirement Crisis?

The program President Obama introduced is called myRA – a government guaranteed retirement savings program aimed at helping people save even if they have a limited income and do not have access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
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Study: Boomers Still Not Prepared for Retirement

Financial forecasters and retirement experts have warned about the looming retirement crisis in America and one thing is abundantly clear: many Americans are not prioritizing their retirement savings. Continue reading

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Recent Study Shows Americans are $6.8 Trillion Behind Necessary Retirement Savings

Many people across the country are experiencing lifestyle changes due to a lack of sufficient retirement savings. Many lost their jobs in the aftermath of the Great Recession or had not began saving for retirement and their wages have not increased in six years. Continue reading

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What do your favorite celebrity finance experts think about indexed annuities?

In a recent article in the New York Times, Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show, offered some insight into how deferred annuity products like indexed annuities are poised to make a difference in the financial future of … Continue reading

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Increasing the Debt Ceiling Impacts You Now … and Later

In the aftermath of the first government shutdown in 17 years, economists are bandying about a number of staggering figures to show the obscene cost government inaction will costs its taxpaying citizenry. An estimated $300 million per week in losses … Continue reading

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IALC In the News: Is your family putting your finances at risk?

IALC member and President of American Equity, Ron Grensteiner has recently been featured in the news discussing the possible impact that family matters can have on your financial health. Continue reading

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