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When a client or employee loses a spouse, they lose a lot more than a mate or partner; they may also lose a sense of themselves and their hopes for the future. If they’re not careful, they could also lose a lot of money.
Social Security has long been a relied-upon source of income for retirees. As you meet with plan participants, you may need to have different conversations with women than you do with men, especially when it comes to exploring the role of Social Security benefits in their retirement strategy.
In the dynamic world of business, the role of a CEO has evolved to become much more complex and demanding than it was just a few years ago. The pace and intensity of change in today’s business landscape are amplified by technology, globalization and the transformational forces they bring along.
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Financial waters aren’t always easy to navigate. Some concepts may be simple to grasp, but things become more complex when it comes to investing in stocks and participating in retirement plans. This is where you, as a financial advisor or retirement plan sponsor, need to provide a guiding light and advocate for savers and investors to help steer them toward responsible financial decisions and away from ruin as best you can.
Lying can often cause more problems than it’s meant to avoid, and this is particularly true when someone lies to their significant other about financial matters.
Eighty-five percent of Americans report feeling stressed about their personal finances, so it’s smart to assume at least some plan participants could use a little extra help addressing their biggest financial concerns.1
Employers that sponsor retirement plans do so because they understand the importance of helping to support their employees’ current and future financial health.
With the economic turmoil and uncertainty of the last few years — which has affected people’s finances to a severe extent in many cases — and with some of the devastating events of 2022, there remains a huge need for charitable giving from those who are able.
It’s been said that knowledge is power. That often proves true when it comes to avoiding costly financial mistakes.
A 2022 survey by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) found the average person scored only 58 out of 100 on a financial literacy test and that a lack of financial literacy carries a high cost. The estimated average loss directly resulting from a lack of knowledge about personal finances was $1,819 in 2022, the highest in more than six years.1 That’s an expense of more than $150 each month.