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.
Going through a divorce is a stressful and emotional endeavor. For many, it’s also the single largest financial event they will experience in their life. Yet, many people don’t receive the proper guidance when it comes to separating assets.
In this episode, our discussion focuses on a large and growing demographic: middle-aged people who find themselves “suddenly single” after years, if not decades, of marriage.
As life expectancy numbers continue to increase, the need for more careful and more precise financial planning for retirement has increased with it. A startup called Genivity, one of the winners of BMO's 1871 FinTech partnership program in 2017, is helping financial advisors have better conversations with their clients by incorporating health history insights into the financial planning process.
According to a 2016 Return on Disability Group report, over 56 million people in the United States identified themselves as having a disability. This demographic, along with their caretakers, requires specialized financial planning, but are often left underserved by their advisors.
Determining a Social Security strategy can be one of the most complicated processes that people across the U.S. face as they reach retirement. Learn the ins and outs of claiming Social Security and the role you can play in the process as a financial advisor.
With the cost of healthcare steadily rising across America, planning for this expense has become a focal point in many financial plans. Learn how investors and their advisors can turn to health savings accounts, and their tax benefits to address the specific cost in retirement.
Our research team reviewed the benefits of rebalancing, analyzed the impact of different rebalancing frequencies and thresholds, and developed strategies to minimize rebalancing costs.