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REITs, RIA regulation, retirement planning and risk grab advisers' attention
InvestmentNews' four must-read stories of the week cover this ecclectic set of 'R' subjects.
How higher Medicare premiums affect Social Security benefits
One woman finds out the real reason why her Social Security check declined.
Medicare: The next frontier
As health care costs in retirement rise, many advisers and clients still haven't accounted for a major part of those expenses: Medicare.
Beware of the blind side
If your clients think Medicare will cover most, if not all, of their health care costs in retirement, they are sorely mistaken.
Little has changed in health of Social Security system
The looming, long-term deficit of the Social Security system is the perpetual elephant in the room in Washington. Each year, we are reminded of the silent giant's presence with the release of the Social Security Board of Trustees' annual report.The trustees released the 2014 report on Monday, about
Can an adviser affiliated with an insurance company be fee only? Yes.
State rules on insurance affiliation complicate fee-only status for some CFPs.
How gay couples can act on Social Security benefits now
Though rules still vary from state to state, all same-sex couples should take steps to claim benefits.
Delayed retirement reduces health care costs
I know I must sound like a broken record (or an iPod in permanent shuffle mode), but delaying retirement by even a few years can have a big impact on a client’s retirement income plan, thanks to higher Social Security benefits and by allowing their savings to continue to grow untapped.But here’s
Health care costs can sink a retirement plan
Advisers need to get ahead of the 'other' retirement crisis and plan for likely expenses.
Morningstar-HelloWallet deal ups the ante for financial wellness services
Viewing workers' retirement savings in the context of their full financial picture may be the next frontier for retirement plan services.
IRI to provide health care cost tool to members
Tool will enable IRI member firms to project how much retirees will spend on health care.
Finra, SEC at odds over disclosure of bad behavior by brokers
In today's Breakfast with Benjamin, Finra and the SEC's mixed messaging over how much badly-behaved brokers need to disclose stirs up new discussion, plus more on Millennials, Obamacare and the Ukrainian conflict.
Corporate bonds might not be a good place right now
Breakfast with Benjamin: Some big names, including Nouriel Roubini, are warning about a bubble in corporate bonds. Plus: Jeffrey Gundlach knows where the bond market bear is, insider trading on fantasy, should you drop health care coverage, cities not enjoying a housing recovery and about that West
Average retiree health costs could overtake Social Security benefits
Building Social Security benefits into your clients' retirement income plans? You might want to think again. Mary Beth Franklin on the "ugly truth" of what's eating that income.
John Hancock B-D to terminate health and insurance benefits
Registered representatives at Signator Investors Inc., John Hancock's broker-dealer, received some dismaying news on Tuesday: The firm will be terminating its health and insurance benefits and will freeze its retirement benefits plan at the end of the year. Effective Jan. 1, 2015, the firm will