Middle-class IRA holders concerned about proposed DOL rule impacting retirement savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A wide swath of middle-income Americans are concerned about the potential outcomes that the Department of Labor’s proposed conflict of interest...

Commentary: Labor Department urged to heed constructive ideas to fix fiduciary proposal

BY KENNETH E. BENTSEN, JR., DALE E. BROWN, FRANK KEATING, DIRK A. KEMPTHORNE AND TIM PAWLENTY • Editor’s Note: The following commentary about the DOL’s...

Protective Life enters $1.2B agreement with Great-West to reinsure individual life and annuity business

When closed, transaction will be the largest acquisition in Protective Life’s history.

NAIFA, Financial Planning Coalition quick to respond to Obama comments on tougher standards for...

In a speech to AARP on Monday in Washington, President Obama called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts as the...

Americans unwilling to pay a realistic amount for professional advice

Six in 10 Americans would prefer to pay a flat fee when buying life insurance, according to new LIMRA research. About one quarter of...

Americans: Add an advisor, subtract stress

New study illustrates how Americans with financial advisors feel significantly more prepared for retirement, optimistic about the economy, and less stressed out. Another study shows women experience much higher financial stress levels than men.

Strategies for Wealth honored as Guardian’s top agency for 18th time

The firm with the best overall performance in terms of production, recruiting, agent achievement and development, including agent productivity and client building in the prior year earns the award.

Americans seriously lacking in basic Social Security retirement benefit knowledge

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Results from a new true/false quiz reveal that only 28% received a passing grade when asked basic questions about Social Security...

Home offices providing little help with succession planning programs

New research finds most home offices provide scant resources to assist financial professionals in developing succession planning programs – and few advisors take advantages of resources available.

Gen X, Millennials likely to support aging parents… but aren’t planning for it

New research from AgeUp reveals a majority of Millennials and Gen Xers expect to financially support their parents in their old age, but few...