The Donald & Your Retirement: How The Trump Presidency May Impact Social Security, Financial Advice And More

2016-11-13 14_38_17-Morguefile free photographs for commercial useToday’s article notes that while, “as a candidate, Donald Trump barely mentioned America’s retirement crisis…As president, he will have enormous power over the issue, bolstered by Republican control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.” So in what ways might the impending Trump presidency affect the retirements of Americans? The author looks at the impact his administration may have on Social Security, financial advice, automatic IRAs and 401(k)s. To read more – including how Trump’s proposed tax cuts might impact Social Security and what the fate of the fiduciary rule set forth by President Obama’s Department of Labor may be – CLICK HERE.

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“It’s Not Going Well”: A Critique Of America’s Do-It-Yourself Retirement System

2016-08-01 07_13_48-Morguefile.com free stock photos“Even if you were an incredibly well-informed investor and paid a great deal of attention, it’s very hard to succeed in this system.” This is the assessment of law professor William A. Birdthistle, who has penned a new book on the perceived failures of the United States’ do-it-yourself retirement system, specifically mutual funds and 401(k)s. To read what Birdthistle sees as the problems with funds and 401(k)s, what he considers to be a “perverse” system of fees, and why he believes that employees should be required to get licenses before being able to invest in their 401(k)s – as well as his thoughts on exchange-traded funds, target-date funds and more – CLICK HERE to read today’s article, which features a comprehensive interview with him.

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