Are many Americans in better shape with their retirement savings than they are being told? The standard income-replacement ratios against which participants are encouraged to gauge their retirement savings are "way off base," believes Scott Burns, a syndicated financial columnist and a Principal of investment management company AssetBuilder Inc. in Plano, Texas.
In my youth, I was very much into comic books, particularly Marvel Comics, which included many titles that now have morphed into today's cinematic icons: Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men.
One of the most common—and consistent—inquiries I receive (via e-mail, anyway) is from readers looking for help in choosing a plan provider.
PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the September issue.
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E-mail—it's both a boon and a bane of our existence (well, mine, at least). I recently asked NewsDash readers how it affects their lives—how they deal with it.
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The specter of tax hikes likely means growing interest in after-tax savings
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Behavioral economics plays a big role in the success of wellness programs
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