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Serving as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927, The American College of Financial Services has assembled a faculty of the foremost thought leaders in financial services to help advisors and their clients succeed. The College is the place to turn for solutions to complex financial issues.

Posts by The American College of Financial Services

Retirement

Use the Bucket Strategy to Promote Successful Investing Habits

What Is The Bucket Strategy?

The bucket strategy is a way to think about asset allocation by conceptualizing a portfolio as a series of “buckets,” each of which contain assets...

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Retirement

Silver Divorce and Retirement Income Planning: Pensions

The rate of silver divorce – divorce among Americans aged 50 and older – has doubled since 1990. There is a significant emotional cost to ending a long term marriage, but...

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Retirement

Silver Divorce and Retirement Income Planning: Annuities

Divorce has financial consequences at any age, but the impact upon silver divorcees – divorcees aged 50 and above – can be particularly severe. With the number of couples...

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Veterans Scholarship Fundraiser For Mother's Day And Father’s Day

When they finish their service, the men and women of the U.S. military find themselves in a unique position. After spending a career in the military, many have trouble...

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Retirement

Clueless About Retirement: Americans Fail Retirement Income Quiz

Most retirement age Americans display a worrying lack of knowledge about what it takes to actually retire, with three in four failing to pass a quiz on how to make their nest...

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Retirement

Silver Divorce and Retirement Income Planning: Dividing the Home

According to researchers, the rate of Silver Divorce – divorce between spouses aged 50 and above – doubled between 1990 and 2010. After divorce, each partner’s share of marital...

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Retirement

Silver Divorce and Retirement Income Planning: Social Security

This installment, number three of the six-part Silver Divorce blog series addresses Social Security benefits.

Though nearly 90 percent of Americans over the age of 65...

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Retirement

Personal Retirement Paycheck: Tips To Help Clients Retire Smart

The five years before and after retirement are critical to the overall success of a retirement income plan, and advisors who know how to talk with clients about retirement...

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Financial Planning

Silver Divorce and Retirement Income Planning: IRA and 401k Assets

Divorcees on the brink of retirement – or already retired – want smart advice and support for retirement income planning. This niche population, doubled in size since 1990, is...

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