Retirement policy, interest rates and market volatility have made retirement planning more challenging for clients and advisors alike. What are the philosophies, opportunities and challenges you need to be aware of to help your clients navigate decumulation in today’s environment?
In this episode, we’re joined by Jamie Hopkins, Director of Retirement Research at Carson Coaching and co-creator of the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) designation. Jamie discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with creating retirement income in this new environment, including how to help shift the mindset of individuals to adapt to these changes.The IRS recently announced that it will allow plan sponsors to pay out pensions as a lump sum to plan participants. In this video BMO Global Asset Management discusses what considerations should be made by plan sponsors and plan participants before choosing lump sum as an option.
The IRS recently announced that it will allow plan sponsors to pay out pensions as a lump sum to plan participants. In this video BMO Global Asset Management discusses what considerations should be made by plan sponsors and plan participants before choosing lump sum as an option.
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.
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?
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.