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The ideal prospective client that financial advisers would generate would undoubtedly show young, college-educated workers with above-average incomes since this prospect gives the advisers the opportunity to assist the client with growing their wealth over several decades. A recent survey of over 1,400 health care consumers, indicated that those using tax-advantaged Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)...
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Women seem to express greater openness to financial education and getting professional financial advice than men do according to a recent study/white paper from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. The study reports that 79% of retired women are receiving professional financial advice, versus 68% of men The white paper, “Closing the Retirement Gender Gap,” compiles...
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Among Americans between the ages of 45 and 65 who are saving for retirement, an online survey of 1,007 adults done last April by Allianz Life reported that 49% are “chasers” – people who think they need to catch up on their retirement savings and wish there was a way to make up for lost...
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A survey recently conducted by Bankrate.com indicated that those who have made an estimate, put the median amount at $650,000. Lee Barney of PlanSponsor.com reported on this survey in early June, quoting the following numbers: 61% of those Americans surveyed don’t have any idea of how much they will need to retire successfully. $650,000 was...
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NAPA Net I’s Ted Godbout, reported on an online survey conducted April 9-20, 2018, by Convergys for Merrill Edge Report. The online survey polled 1,000 respondents with investable assets between $20,000 – $250,000. This report indicated that wealthy Americans still value in-person knowledge and expertise for financial advice over emerging technologies that are shaping the...
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As reported by Lee Barney, at PlanSponsor.com, half of retirees indicate they spend less in retirement than they did when they worked. Retirees are less concerned than pre-retirees about their money lasting throughout retirement; rather, they are more concerned about declining health, according to a survey by Greenwald & Associates who conducted an online survey...
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Lee Barney from PlanSponsors.com, recently reported on an article in The Cerulli Edge – U.S. Asset and Wealth Management edition that Cerulli’s expectation is that the next major development in the retirement planning industry will be plans embracing retirement income now that millions of Baby Boomers are retiring. The article cited, “The Pension Protection Act...
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The Executive Director of PSCA, Jack Towarnicky, addressed a workshop at the April NAPA 401(k) Summit, reporting on the findings of their 2017 survey focusing on the impacts of autoenrollment and auto-escalation features. Towarnicky reported that auto-enrollments have virtually doubled since implementation – rising to 63% in 2016, from 32% in 2007. However, participation has...
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A recent survey of over 4,000 American workers between the ages of 18 and 65 was recently conducted by the Empower Institute. Named “Scoring the Progress of Retirement Savers”, and reported by NAPA Net, the survey pointed out that the median projected income replacement was 64% where early Boomers were at the low end with...
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New results recently reported by NAPA indicate that most 401(k) consultants support additional services in DC plans. PIMCO’s 12th annual Defined Contribution Consulting Support and Trends Survey included 77 consulting firms, representing 17,000 plan sponsors with $4.4+ trillion in plan assets. 64% of those responding indicated they think plans should offer a “separate retirement income...
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