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    Conservative target-date funds weathered the third quarter market rout

    More conservative target-date funds — those favoring higher relative positioning in bonds — weathered the market rout best in the third quarter, according to target date fund analyst Janet Yang of Morningstar Inc.

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    Best- and worst-performing target date funds

    Track the performance of the best and worst target-date funds through the third quarter, and see which funds best weathered the market's volatility.

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    Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path

    A few years ago, the Principal Financial Group published a white paper comparing two of the most popular retirement income strategies: systematic withdrawals and the bucket strategy. The paper found that a bucket strategy, which assigns a different pot of money to a defined time period based upon a

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    How leverage led the market sell-off

    Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin: How leverage led the market sell-off. Plus: Riding wild markets all the way to the elections, the tragic economics of Ebola, using all the Roth tools, more scary theories from Robert Shiller.

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    Ex-Ameriprise adviser pleads guilty to stealing nearly $1 million

    Susan Walker admitted to accusations she used $980,000 of client assets to pay for personal expenses, including vacations and private school tuition.

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    3 risk-related reasons to put off claiming Social Security

    The choice of when and how to claim Social Security benefits can affect the three biggest financial risks that retirees encounter.

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    Distribution error wipes out IRA

    An entire IRA was lost to a distribution error after death. This is a textbook case of what not to do when a trust is named as the IRA beneficiary. Trusts are set up to protect assets, such as individual retirement accounts, after death, but if the rules are not followed precisely, an IRA can ...

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    A 401(k) conundrum: Can you make cash pile last for life?

    Little thought – or government help — is given to the question of how to make withdrawals from a retirement plan

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    Learning how to handle stressed clients

    Deal with clients at tense moments in their lives requires first-hand experience

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    The dangerous downside of the stronger dollar

    Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu covers the U.S. dollar threatening to knock markets off balance, riding an ETF back into commodities, retirement plans turning on the Pimco Total Return Fund, and more.

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    Pimco fortifies to take on the old boss

    Monday Breakfast with Benjamin:Gross, Ivascyn to square off. Plus: The outlook for Pimco outflows is bad and worse, global markets keeping an eye on Hong Kong civil unrest, a warning about fixed indexed annuities, buying ahead of ex-dividend dates, and running the numbers on Roth IRAs

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    Strategies arise to take advantage of new IRS after-tax rollover

    Though after-tax dollars in a 401(k) can now be rolled into a Roth IRA, few employers accept such contributions.

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    3 tips for tomorrow's retirement plan adviser

    A successful plan specialist is a broad-based consultant, not just an investment consultant.

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    Managed accounts emerging on the 401(k) scene for plan sponsors

    More 401(k) participants are turning to managed accounts, but not all plan advisers believe they're a panacea. Plus: View our Retirement Plan Adviser special report

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    Jay Wintrob resigns as CEO of AIG Life and Retirement

    After failing to ascend to the top of American International Group Inc., Jay Wintrob is stepping down as chief executive of AIG Life and Retirement. Among his various responsibilities, Mr. Wintrob supervised Erica McGinnis, who a year ago become the CEO of the AIG Advisor Group network of