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Prudential’s recent research study found that about half (51%) of retirees retired earlier than planned. While early retirement may seem like welcome news, only 23% retired earlier than planned because they either had enough money to retire, wanted to retire, or were tired of working. Forty-six percent of those who retired earlier than expected did...
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According to Dick Cotton in Retirement Cafe, one of the most common mistakes retirees make is looking at a good return on a nearly risk-free investment and concluding that they would do better in the stock market because it has a higher long-term average return. Long-term market return averages are interesting when an investment portfolio...
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Jackson National’s first combined research report with IRI, “The Language of Retirement,” is a study of financial consultants and consumers. It aims to gauge how Americans of various ages evaluate their financial preparedness for retirement, their familiarity with and viewpoints toward various financial products, and the financial strategies they’re most likely to employ as they...
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The technology with the most radical impact on advisors’ businesses isn’t robo-advisors, according to Ric Edelman, founder and executive chairman of Edelman Financial Services in ThinkAdvisor. It’s the exponential technologies they may know little or nothing about. Exponential “sciences and technologies are going to alter virtually every aspect of life on the planet,” Edelman told...
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Greenwood Village, CO – July 25, 2017 – Great-West Financial and Aria Retirement Solutions today announced that “Great-West Smart Track® Advisor Variable Annuity” is now available on Aria’s RetireOne™ platform through the firm’s extensive reach to fee-based advisors. This unique variable annuity seeks to provide investment advisors with a flexible and customizable solution for clients seeking...
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Addressing customers’ desires for simplicity, flexibility and cost efficiency in their retirement planning, Transamerica has made enhancements to the Transamerica Income Edge living benefit rider, along with launching two new lower cost investment options. Changes to the optional living benefit include a fee reduction, along with shortening the waiting period from five years down to...
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I started RetireOne® because the time had come for a new and better way to meet the needs of the millions of Americans who are falling short of retirement savings goals and who run the real risk of running out of money during their retirement. It was very strange to me that the solutions available...
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According to the latest Merrill Edge Report, many Americans feel uncertain or underestimate their magic number. 40% say reaching their magic number by retirement will be either difficult or virtually unattainable. Nearly 1 in 5 profess relying on luck. Read the full report.
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