SALARY VS. BENEFITS

“Given the choice, prospective employees are more likely to opt for the job that offers an employer-sponsored retirement plan over one that provides a higher salary,” writes Marlene Y. Satter in a revealing benefitspro.com piece. “That’s just one of the findings in...

WRITTEN FINANCIAL PLANS

“Thirty-eight percent of U.S. investors have a written financial plan to help them achieve their investment and retirement goals,” writes Jeffrey M. Jones on gallup.com. “Retired investors (43%) are more likely than non-retired investors (36%) to have a written...

RETIREES’ ASSET ALLOCATION—MORE IN STOCKS OR LESS?

“A recent report from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) makes the case that as retirees age, they should increase the portion of retirement savings invested in stocks to as much as 70 percent,” writes the always interesting Steve Vernon in a...