The events of the past year have reinforced the importance of being financially prepared for unexpected emergencies. Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto discusses some of the options – both inside and outside of retirement plans – that are available for plan sponsors and business owners to help employees build up adequate savings.
In this year’s final episode of our Plan Talk podcast, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto recaps notable updates, trends and legal cases from the past year in the defined contribution space. And as always, he shares a playlist of his favorite new songs from 2020.
Retirees have different needs from their portfolios, so you might expect a portfolio’s investment strategy to be aligned with those needs. Although the income approach isn’t always preferred, new research shows it can be a viable alternative to a total return approach.
We believe viewing retirement health care costs as an annual expense, instead of as a lump sum, makes it easier for retirees to plan for and pay for them.
Many American workers fear that the Social Security trust could be depleted in the not-so-distant future, which may lead some individuals to collect their benefits early – a decision that can significantly reduce their earned benefit. In this episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto explains research-based techniques that can be used to help ensure people more fully consider their options and make better decisions regarding when to claim this important earned benefit.
As employment in the U.S. begins to recover following the devastating job losses incurred during the first few months of the pandemic, some younger adults are now seeing their job searches bear fruit. In the second of a two-part series, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto outlines three steps to help those who have recently started new careers stay on track to their long-term financial goals.
While the U.S. job market is slowly recovering from the soaring unemployment rates seen in April and May, it remains an exceptionally challenging environment – particularly for young adults who were preparing to enter the workforce just as COVID hit. In the first of a two-part blog post, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto offers actionable strategies for young adults who may find their career prospects dimmed in today’s job market.
Recent data show that the retirement savings of millennial and baby boomer women continue to lag behind their male peers.
Market volatility doesn’t have to interfere with retirement outcomes. Here are three ways volatility can impact plan participants and three ways to manage it.
After you turn the big 5-0, you need to get serious about retirement planning. Here are three things to do now to prepare for a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones.