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December 5, 2012
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  • Study: New retirees have more resources than previous generations
    New retirees are financially better off than those who retired in previous generations, in part because of the shift to defined-contribution plans, according to a study by the Investment Company Institute. "Recent cohorts of retirees tend to enter retirement wealthier than previous cohorts," the study says. Reuters (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research: Employees are contributing less to 401(k)s
    Employees continue to contribute less to their 401(k)s even though paychecks have risen in the past five years, JPMorgan Chase research finds. Those who are auto-enrolled in 401(k)s have lower contribution rates than the average for other starting participants, and a large portion of workers tap into their 401(k)s for loans, the research shows. (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Literacy 
  • How to plan for retirement despite income volatility
    Workers who have fluctuating incomes, such as artists, musicians and entrepreneurs, can still plan for retirement, experts say. They need to focus on savings and living below their means, and they should maintain separate bank accounts for their personal and work finances, according to advisers. They might also consider part-time jobs that would provide a steady steam of income. Financial Planning (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Economy 
  • Recovering U.S. banking industry sees best results in 6 years
    With a bigger lift from traditional revenue sources than from set-asides for bad loans, the U.S. banking industry saw its healthiest profits in six years in the third quarter, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. "Loan growth is becoming more established. Banks continue to clean up and strengthen their balance sheets," said FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg. Reuters (12/4), The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Building Your Practice 
  • Advisers strive for proper tech incorporation
    For the first time, having the right technology to make it through difficult times is a top concern of financial advisers, according to the 2012 Scottrade Advisor Services Study. Almost half of advisers polled said the economy has changed how they run their business; as a result, many have updated software or hardware. AdvisorOne (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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