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IRI Provides New Information Showing Fiduciary Rule Will Harm Retirement Savers

Posted on April 18, 2017

Calls on Department of Labor to Delay Entire Rule, Collaborate with Other Regulators to Establish a Workable Alternative

IRI Urges Tax Reform to Protect and Enhance Retirement Savings

Posted on April 17, 2017

Letters to Administration, House and Senate Stress Importance of Protecting Tax-Deferred Savings Incentives and Enacting Common Sense Reforms

IRI Applauds Introduction of Lifetime Income Disclosure Act

Posted on April 6, 2017

IRI applauds introduction of Lifetime Income Disclosure Act, which would promote retirement savings

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Top Ten Findings from IRI’s New Research on Retirees

Much of the available research on retirement focuses on those who are still in the planning stages. But what about those in retirement, and what lessons from their experiences can help shape and improve the retirement outlook for future generations?

Honoring All Grandparents

The air is changing in Washington. The sticky summer heat that engulfs you the second you step outside in the morning has now been replaced with the crisp, bright air of fall. And we know what that...

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

It’s striking to consider the impact Social Security has had on retirement security since the program was enacted 81 years ago. But today Americans may be over relying on it to fund their retirement years.

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Long-term planning for your client and your practice

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Joe Biloon, CFP®, AEP®

Research shows that long-term care expenses can deplete client resources two to three times faster than intended. This month is Long-term Care Awareness Month and an opportune time for advisors to engage clients about long-term care solutions.

The Value of Expert Advice in a ‘DIY’ World

In today’s do-it-yourself (DIY) world, Americans can find answers to pretty much any question on their own with a simple Internet search. How do I repaint my living room?

Social Security is a Critical Retirement Asset and When to Claim It Can Make a Big Difference

The occasion of National Retirement Planning Week offers an opportunity to reflect on two of the most important questions in retirement planning: when to stop working and when to take Social Security.

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IRI Insight – Spring 2017

Posted on March 24, 2017

IRI overviews the results from its annual Baby Boomer research. Also in this issue, how you can empower your clients to determine their best interests, advantages of QLACs, and retirement milestones to follow.

IRI Insight – Winter 2016-17

Posted on December 20, 2016

Industry executives discuss the future of advice. Also in this issue, the elements of a holistic retirement plan, DOL fiduciary rule compliance deadline approaching, helping clients get organized in 2017, longevity planning and more.

IRI Insight – Fall 2016

Posted on September 23, 2016

Market strategists provide their perspectives on Brexit. Also in this issue, guiding clients through uncertainty, addressing advisors’ most pressing DOL fiduciary rule questions, the first Baby Boomers reach the critical RMD age of 70 ½, and more.