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FIRE-d Up?

A recent article in the New York Times bore the eye-catching title “How to Retire in Your 30s with $1 Million in the Bank.” While that seemingly unlikely premise brought to mind the old Steve Martin line about how to be a millionaire and never…

The “Definitive” List of Best States to Retire In

Many retirees seek to relocate after their careers are over, for a variety of reasons: Wanting to downsize, to live in a community of like-minded (and similarly aged) people, or moving closer to (or, in some instances, further away from) family and friends. But, assuming…

A Look at What the Biden-Sanders Task Force Report Means for Retirement

The “Combating the Climate Crisis and Pursuing Environmental Justice” policy paper issued earlier this month by former Vice President and presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) may not sound like something that those concerned with retirement should necessarily worry about….

New Survey Provides Worrying News About Retirement Savings

Now that we seem to be emerging from the COVID-19 crisis – emphasis on “seem” – it is time for the retirement savings industry to begin the long process of assessing where things stand. According to a new consumer survey, things are standing a little…

Getting Ready for a PEP Rally!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) June 18, 2020 request for information (RFI) on prohibited transactions involving Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) is good news for plan sponsors and potential participants alike. As we wrote at the time of its passage, one of the major provisions…

It’s Always a Good Time to Rethink Retirement Strategies

Question: “When is it time to rethink your strategy?” Answer: “Always!” Self-evident? Perhaps, but a recent PwC study entitled “Retirement in America: Time to Rethink and Retool” provides some intriguing insights into where our industry stands now, and what it can do to improve the…

Not So PEPpy? Think Group of Plans

Despite predictions by some that 2021 would begin with an explosion of Pooled Employer Plans (PEPs) as a result of the passage of the SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement), that does not seem to be the case, so far. Certainly there…

Rapid Pace of Legislation in 2020 Could Be Eclipsed by This Year’s

2020 was an unusually busy year … and not just for the most obvious reasons. Legislatively, the retirement savings industry was faced first with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act – actually signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019 — the…