Do Solo Advisors Have a Future? The industry has largely moved to a team model, but some advisors may finish out their careers as 'bachelors,' says John Taft, CEO of RBC's U.S. wealth management division.
Women & Wealth: The Invisible Opportunity The womens wealth market presents a very real business growth opportunity for advisors provided they understand the specific approaches and differing preferences that will resonate with women investors.
The 101 most popular funds for retirement savings; the importance of rebalancing portfolios to avoid moving stocks in bear markets; and how investors can put money into annuities and IRAs when a 401(K) isn't enough.
Despite a push for tighter rules to curb loan and withdrawal leakage, experts say small loans from 401(K)s aren't a drain on savings; Plus why millennials need to start saving for retirement now. more »
The best first step in preparing for health care expenses is to separate recurring costs from the less predictable ones; Plus. a proposal in Washington calls for required minimum distributions for Roth IRAs. more »
Retirement savers may consider rolling over their 401(k) assets to an IRA if they want to consolidate their retirement accounts and have an easier time managing their savings; Plus, the hidden threat to retirement. more »
Financial advisors and academics are helping retirees ensure their spending plans are on track by offering drawdown strategies that can adjust to age, account balance and other factors; Plus, five benefits of a capital gains retirement strategy. more »
Advisors should advise clients to avoid buying a one-size-fits-all product and to check offerings by as many carriers as possible before making a decision; Plus, how to counsel pre-retirees who want to give financial assistance to their adult children. more »
Experts recommend that employers be more flexible with workers who borrow money from their 401(k) plans, such as giving more time for repayment or allowing loans to be rolled over to the next employer's plan. more »
The Obama administration is expected to endorse more stringent fiduciary rules requiring brokers to have their clients' best interest in mind when recommending retirement-account investments; Plus, the retirement investment mistake clients don't know they're making. more »