Change is difficult. And I’m not talking about the shirt I changed this morning because my wife said the buttons were holding on for dear life. No, I mean the kind of change that reinvents the very foundation we have grown accustomed to for so many years. The foundation that maybe we helped create and have used to thrive under for the better part of our careers.
We know it’s necessary. It’s the right thing to do.
Many believe we’re nearing a crossroads in the retirement services industry. Participants simply aren’t saving enough. And despite the bells and whistles each service provider is coming up with to support employee education, the reality is that if left to their own device, individuals are not making the necessary decisions to control their own retirement destiny. Read more
Since this is my final blog in my “So You’ve Frozen Your DB plan – Now what?” series, I’m wondering if you are humming any songs in your head yet? Any guesses on what song I’m connecting these blogs to? I’ll give you two hints. Hint #1 – Sir Paul wrote it.
As I’ve been discussing, there are generally three steps a plan sponsor can consider when winding down their frozen defined benefit (DB) plan (that’s your #2 hint!). Today, I’d like to discuss the third step – develop an asset allocation strategy.
What’s one piece of financial advice that applies to everyone — young and old, rich and poor? Work with a professional.
Unfortunately, a lot of people think only the wealthy need professional financial advice. Let’s bust that myth once and for all.
In reality, it couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I would say that the less money you have, the more important it is to get good financial advice. After all, you have a lot less room for error.
According to Cogent Research, 48 percent of a financial professional’s time is spent retaining current clients.* If you’re an advisor, you’re clearly focused on your clients — but can that time be spent more efficiently?
As new research shows, you may be missing an opportunity to address what matters most to them: a clear understanding of their ultimate investment goals and a plan for achieving those goals.*