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    InvestmentsRetirement readinessPlan design

    What is your retirement language?

    As a financial professional, you’re well versed in the lingo and jargon of the industry. Terms like “fiduciary” or “pension risk transfer” may roll off your tongue with ease. You’ve also gained a full understanding of the importance of taking action ahead of retirement to ensure comfortable living. Those you advise or guide through defined contribution plans, however, may not be nearly as versed as you.

    February 28, 2024 | 3 min read

    WellnessPractice management

    6 LinkedIn tips for financial professionals

    LinkedIn is generally regarded as a go-to social network for individuals, organizations and financial professionals who want to connect with clients, prospects and peers. It’s also a way to demonstrate thought leadership, share industry insights and get a pulse on the latest trends and professional development opportunities.

    February 21, 2024 | 3 min read

    WellnessFinancial literacy

    Could gamification help boost plan participant engagement and financial literacy?

    The potential benefits of improving employee participation in financial education programming are hard to overstate. 

    February 21, 2024 | 3 min read

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    WellnessRetirement readinessMedicare/Social Security

    Retirement tips for the new year and soon-to-be retirees

    The turn of the calendar from one year to the next often brings with it New Year's resolutions. In addition to improved health, making better financial decisions often tops people’s lists.

    February 14, 2024 | 4 min read

    Retirement readinessMedicare/Social Security

    4 key retirement withdrawal tax considerations for plan participants

    The transition from working to retirement impacts just about every facet of a person’s life — yes, even taxes. So, as plan participants prepare to embark on their post-career lives, it’s reasonable to expect them to have new questions about tax implications of retirement account withdrawals.

    After a lifetime spent saving, investing, and diversification, with retirement, the participant’s goal may not have changed, but their strategy will. They most likely still aim to achieve a financially secure retirement; but now, they face the challenge of transforming savings and investments into an income stream.

    February 07, 2024 | 4 min read