Ally, Ally, InFRE

The International Foundation for Retirement Education, directed by Kevin S. Seibert, CFP, has been certifying retirement advisors since 1997. Now the certifier itself is certified.

Time to Put Benjamins Back in the Sock Drawer?

At the LIMRA annual conference in Boston earlier this week, MIT economist James Poterba described how low interest rates make saving for retirement more of a challenge.

Pitching Income Annuities on Greed

Speakers Wade Pfau and Curtis Cloke showed planners at the Financial Planning Association's 2019 conference in Minneapolis that income annuities can provide growth as well as protection.

Research Roundup

Recent research offers new insights into financial decision-making, the decision to work after retirement, and reveals surprising links between aging and interest rates, the rise of the service economy, and the 'shadow banking' phenomenon.
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Re-Start Your Engines?

Strong insurers offering VA income riders with attractive roll-ups did very well in the third quarter, but sales for the category as a whole were flat.
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Ethnicity Alone Doesn’t Predict 401(k) Behavior

Workers of Asian descent in the U.S. were more likely to be eligible to participate in a 401(k) plan, more likely to participate, and likely to contribute more to their plans than other ethnic groups.

Phoenix Launches Two Indexed Annuities

The products offer three guaranteed income options, and investors can track the S&P 500 Index, the DJIA, the Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 Index or all three.

Tom Johnson Joins New York Life

Johnson is a board member of the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America and the Retirement Income Industry Association and a trustee for the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

Ally, Ally, InFRE

The International Foundation for Retirement Education, directed by Kevin S. Seibert, CFP, has been certifying retirement advisors since 1997. Now the certifier itself is certified.