78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, 43% of student loan borrowers are not making payments and nearly half of all employees can’t cover a $400 emergency. In an effort to help employees understand and improve their personal financial health, many plan sponsors and their advisors are turning to workplace financial wellness programs. Phyllis Klein is a senior director at Captrust Financial Advisors, a firm that specializes in institutional advisory work. In this episode, Phyllis discusses the benefits and challenges of helping employers implement financial wellness programs for their employees.
At nearly $1.6 trillion, student debt is double the size of the Defense budget and is second only to mortgages on the list of the largest household liabilities.
Talking about life insurance as part of a financial plan isn’t always easy, but it is important. What steps can you take to ensure these difficult conversations make it into your client’s financial plan?
Russell Investments has crossed an important milestone with our Tax-Managed Model Strategies. We now have a 15+ year track record to talk about. One thing is very apparent: taxes are hard and the differences between approaches vary wildly.
Recent data show that the retirement savings of millennial and baby boomer women continue to lag behind their male peers.
Dr. Daniel Crosby, Chief Behavioral Officer of Brinker Capital put together this client approved list of money advice.
The demands placed on the health care system and the need for long-term care options continue to rise. The question of whether Americans have adequately prepared for their future health and long-term care needs will be answered in the coming years as a wave of baby boomers retire.
Everyone needs to take time to consider what they are leaving behind. What is left behind is often far more than can be measured in monetary terms. In addition to material worldly assets, a person leaves behind a legacy representing their values, plans, beliefs and cherished memories.
Women have made incredible strides, both professionally and personally, in the last half-century. Despite the professional and financial successes that women in the workplace have earned in recent generations, they are still facing personal issues and unresolved challenges.
People are living longer than ever before. However, while advances in medicine, health, nutrition and fitness have extended the lifespan of Americans, the number of years they spend in retirement has not changed much over the last generation because they are also working longer.
Of course, working with same-sex clients is largely no different than working with any other group of clients, but in order to properly serve this community, advisors should understand the mindset, key issues, and changing laws and policies that directly impact their money and wealth.