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Amid the clouds of gloom that threaten the retirement security of some generations, there is a relative bright spot, at least according to one analyst—Generation Z.  Gen Z—defined by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies as those born between 1997 and 2012—so far are exhibiting hopeful... READ MORE
Millennials have had a rough week of it, at least in the financial press. First there was a report that they had established asset allocations that mirrored that of their grandparents (the respondents apparently never heard of a target-date fund). Then a separate survey that indicated they (70% of... READ MORE
As Generation X becomes the country’s next generation on deck to retire, a new report finds that many of those born between 1965 and 1980 are woefully unprepared for retirement.   When looking at median retirement savings levels for Gen X, the bottom half of earners has only a few thousand dollars... READ MORE
The IRS on July 14 made multiple announcements concerning required minimum distributions (RMDs), including relief concerning RMDs and rollovers in accordance with Section 107 of SECURE 2.0. The guidance is contained in Notice 2023-54.  Transition Relief  The IRS says that after SECURE 2.0 was... READ MORE
Delaware is pursuing an interstate collaboration for the Delaware Expanding Access for Retirement and Necessary Savings (EARNS) Program. It launched the program in 2022.  According to the office of State Treasurer Colleen Davis, the EARNS Program board on July 13 voted unanimously to authorize her... READ MORE
It’s hurricane season. So far, it’s been mild, but that may not last. The current lull offers an opportunity to take preparations that will protect your plan and participants if you have not already.  The IRS offers the following tips to help be ready in case a disaster happens.  Take Advantage... READ MORE
Let’s face it. Annuities generally are not well-received in much of the retirement plan adviser community. From the historical impression that “annuities are sold, not bought,” to some advisers perceived baggage associated with being that ghastly “licensed insurance agent,” to the historically “... READ MORE
A surprising finding in a comprehensive report from earlier this year, writes John Sullivan in MarketBeat, is that there is no gender gap in access to employer-based retirement plans, nor in participation rates. He continues that the same cannot be said for savings. READ MORE
Tech Talk addresses what an organization should do when a 403(b) plan fails to limit employer and employee contributions so they do not exceed Internal Revenue Code Section 415(c) limits. READ MORE
State programs to provide coverage to private-sector employees whose employers do not provide a retirement plan are in motion, and there is a little more traffic on the road. RetirePath Virginia Hits the Road RetirePath Virginia, the state-run program that will provide retirement plan coverage to... READ MORE