The Retirement Advisor Council (RAC) has developed a template for a request for proposal that institutions of higher education can use in searching for advisors for their retirement plans.
Building Retirement from Floor to Ceiling
Richard Ford has five important steps for advisors to consider when they’re figuring out how much money a client will truly need to last them through retirement.
Social Security is on perilous ground, yet more than half of elderly Americans rely on it for the majority of their income. Frank Owen discusses how important it is for advisors to be well-versed on the nuances of the program, so they can incorporate that income (or the possible lack of it in the future) into their clients’ retirement plans.
Using examples from two recent psychological surveys about the saving habits of younger people, Dr. Art Markman writes about the ways plan advisors can convince people to save for retirement, even if it is still decades away.
Steven Sullivan explains how plan advisors can keep people from making irrational choices to retire early when the market seems like it has topped out.
Steven Hanson and Richard Ford break down over a dozen various retirement income strategies, while urging plan advisors to, in most cases, steer their clients away from guaranteed income strategies.