Ameriprise Retirement Services Utilizes Podcasting

October 26, 2005 ( - Ameriprise Retirement Services has launched a series of podcasts to its plan sponsor clients.

The company said in its announcement that retirement plan participant education podcasts are proposed for development in 2006.

Rusty Field, vice president Ameriprise Financial Planning and Education Services, said in the release, “… we feel that podcasting could prove to be an excellent method to provide retirement plan participants with important information they need to make informed choices for their retirement savings.”

Podcast playback typically occurs using a portable digital audio device, such as an MP3 player or cell phone.   Podcasts are available via the Internet by subscribing to an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed using software such as iPodder or iTunes®, allowing the audio broadcast to be downloaded to a portable device and listened to at any time.

The first podcast from the Ameriprise Retirement Services President’s Council is now available at and also via the Apple iTunes Music Store Podcast Directory.