Financial Advisor Forum

Week Ahead: Fed on Watch Again With Sights on Rate Hike Clues

By Keris Alison Lahiff | 08/14/16 - 9:45 AM EDT
The Federal Reserve will be the underlying current fueling market activity in the coming week as questions remain over when a rate hike might come next.

Practice Management

Deloitte, Billie Jean King Team Up for Major Millennial Workforce Study
By Gregg Greenberg | 09/13/16 - 3:33 PM EDT
As millennials are now the majority of the workforce, over half are already ascending into management and transforming the way companies transact business.
Beware the Freelancer Retirement Fund Crisis
An estimated 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020 and nearly 70 percent of so-called 1099 workers have no long-term savings.
Everyone Agrees the Economy Is Lousy, Except the Economy
Unemployment is down, wages are up, but somehow Americans all agree that the economy is lousy. There's got to be a reason.
Here’s How U.S. Government Debt Affects Your Retirement
The U.S. national debt, now over $19 trillion, means investors might need to save more money for their retirement, according to one expert.
Employment Is Down: Can the Fed Do Anything?
In the wake of May's lousy job numbers, is there anything that the Federal Reserve can do to help?

Wealth Management

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Estate Planning Needs to Be on Your Retirement To-Do List
By Rodney Brooks | 09/24/16 - 1:30 PM EDT
Death is not something people want to talk about. And that is probably one of the reasons so many people do not have an estate plan, or even a will.
Americans Are Increasingly Dipping Into Home Equity
With U.S. homeowners getting back on their feet financially, many are treating their home equity loans like a piggy bank and hopefully making much-needed home repairs.
Why You Likely Have Too Many Mutual Funds or ETFs
Investors are neglecting to rebalance their retirement portfolios as they switch jobs.
5 Justifiable Reasons Why You Can - and Should - Fire Your Financial Advisor
Financial advisors are generally a savvy, hard-working lot. But if you run across a problematic planner, here's when to cut the cord.
The Pumpkin Retirement Plan: Cultivate the Best Investments and Prune the Worst
It's best to start with a range of investments and then narrow the list to the ones that perform best.