As a professor at The American College of Financial Services and the co-creator of the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) program, I’m often making lists of what I think everyone needs to know about planning for retirement. And, on a personal level, as someone who is approaching retirement myself, those lessons are really hitting home.
Concerned about your 2021 benefits package? You aren’t alone.
The quest to deliver quality health care to employees is more challenging than ever in a market where costs are rising and coverage is declining. And just when we thought healthcare couldn’t get more complicated, COVID came along.
Your 401(k) makes saving for retirement as painless as possible. You can transfer a portion of each paycheck straight to your retirement account, and if your employer offers matching contributions, you can even earn free money simply by saving.
According to a 2016 survey by the Urban Institute Health Policy Center, 83.1% of all U.S. workers had access to some form of employer-sponsored health insurance plan, up slightly from 2013.
Roth IRAs and Roth 401(k) plans aren’t your only sources of tax-free income in retirement.
Say hello to so-called permanent life insurance — a policy with an interest-bearing account that’s known as cash value.
Decisions you make about health insurance affect your finances in profound ways. Going without insurance puts you at grave risk of financial disaster -- and you'll also owe a federal tax penalty for not being covered.
Josh writes: My wife and I got married three years ago. We have decided to start a family and Sarah thinks I need to get life insurance. We both work and she plans to continue working after the birth of our child. It seems like we should wait until we actually have a family before we spend money on life insurance. What do you recommend?
The annual health insurance open enrollment period is going on now (through January 31). If you’re an employer, you may be thinking about the steps necessary to make sure you've provided your workers with the proper health benefit choices.
Though an annuity can be a valuable retirement savings tool, it's not the right solution for everyone. If you're interested in buying an annuity, make sure you know what you're getting into before signing that contract. Here are a few common annuity misunderstandings that could backfire if you don't set yourself straight.
The way Americans build their retirement nest egg has changed over the past few decades. Gone are the days where a company pension served as the cornerstone of retirement assets for many Americans.