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By Fred Barstein9/16/2014 • 1 Comments

The controversial FINRA rule which would have required advisors to disclose recruitment bonuses might never make it to the light of day. Reports indicate that the FINRA Board will reconsider the rule at its upcoming Sept. 19 meeting.


By John Iekel9/16/2014 • 0 Comments

It’s only September, but the end of the 2014 plan year is fast approaching. That means more than compiling data for information reporting and preparing for the 2015 plan year — it also means providing notices to plan participants before New Year’s Eve.


By Nevin Adams9/15/2014 • 0 Comments

With employer stock holding no longer “presumed” to be prudent, a federal appeals court has vacated the dismissal of a stock drop suit against Lehman Brothers, re-opening the case.


By NAPA Net Staff9/15/2014 • 0 Comments

Things you might have missed – but shouldn’t. Highlights from last week’s NAPA Net posts included:


By NAPA Net Staff9/15/2014 • 0 Comments

Being financially secure in retirement is important, but it came in a distant second to having good health (58% to 81%) in a new survey that identified the most important ingredients of a happy retirement.


Recent Columnist Articles

Case of the Week: Oct. 1 Plan Establishment Deadline

Responding to a question from an advisor in California, the ERISA consultants at the Columbia Management Retirement Learning Center Resource Desk addressed a common inquiry involving a plan establishment deadline.
‘Working’ Capital

In response to concerns that tomorrow’s retirees will run short of money, we are often told to save more, to work longer, or — as often as not these days — to work longer and save more. Certainly working and saving longer can do wonders in terms of stretching your retirement nest egg.

Responding to Lower Investment Returns

A Money magazine article published Sept. 2, “Why Your 401(k) May Only Return 4%,” makes this point: “The biggest dilemma in retirement investing may be how hard it will be to grow our savings in the next decade.”

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