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Join America Saves Today!

  It’s February 25 today and time to take part in America Saves Week–a  campaign that promotes the importance of personal savings for all Americans. This year’s campaign runs from Feb. 25 to March 2. Daily Themes are: *Feb. 25—Save with a Plan *Feb. 26—Save the Easy Way Automatically *Feb. 27—Save for the Unexpected *Feb. 28—Save for Retirement *March 1—Save the ...

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Black American Market Offers Opportunity for Retirement Advisors

  A new study from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) finds Black Americans are slightly less likely than the general U.S. population to be working with a financial advisor (33 percent versus 37 percent). However, LIMRA SRI research finds that Black Americans with a financial advisor are less likely to consult their advisor before making financial decisions about their retirement. ...

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This Valentines Day, Love Means Being Financially Fit

As Americans prepare to spend billions of dollars on Valentine’s Day, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2019’s Best Places for Valentine’s Day and its nationally representative 2019 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey. Here are some findings from the survey: 46% of people would break up with their significant other if he or she spent irresponsibly. Women are ...

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Consumers Concerned About Financial Fraud

According to a new LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) study, 79 percent of American consumers are concerned about financial fraud, with 36 percent saying they were very concerned. The study found that one-quarter of Americans report they have been a victim of financial fraud, with 13 percent victimized in the past two years. The report, Financial Fraud and Retirement ...

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Factors Affecting the Life Combination Market

According to LIMRA research, the life-combination market has grown to more than a $4 billion market over the past 10 years. A study, conducted jointly by LIMRA and Ernst & Young LLP (EY), identified five factors that impact the viability of the life-combination market. The report, Combination Products: A One-Stop Solution? examines five factors that challenge life insurers’ ability to develop and ...

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The Single-Retiree Market: Major Opportunity for Advisors

The media often depicts retirement as a couple walking down a beach holding hands or sitting on a white beach chair, watching waves crash down on the shore. However, for many American retiree, this is simply not a reality. New LIMRA Secure Retirement (LIMRA SRI) data give some valuable insights into an often-overlooked market: single pre-retirees and retirees. There are 7.6 ...

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Sallie Mae’s Sweepstakes Can Help Your Clients’ Children Win Money for College!

As your clients look for ways to finance their children’s college education, now is a good time to remind them of Sallie Mae’s monthly Plan for College Sweepstakes. This program offers a chance for students to win $1,000 when they register for Sallie Mae’s free college planning tools—Scholarship Search and the College Planning Calculator. Each November, to commemorate National Scholarship ...

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Advisors Offer More Products and Services

  A survey from the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) shows that financial professionals across all channels are offering a broad array of common products and services to better serve the needs of their prospects and clients. Today there are more than 50 million American retirees. By 2035, this group will grow more than 40 percent to 72 million. ...

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Americans Have High Hopes for Retiring Early

Americans on average expect to retire two years sooner than they did five years ago and many more say they intend to retire before age 60, potentially reflecting a spike in 401(k) balances, according to research from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). At the same time, fewer people have figured out how much income they need to retire. The ...

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Nearly 4 in 10 Americans Have Not Talked about Long-Term Care

With Long Care Awareness Month currently under way, it is interesting to note that a large number of Americans have never talked about long term care. According to a recent survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans age 65 and over–37 percent–say they haven’t had conversations with anyone about preparing for their possible need of long-term care (LTC). The survey, conducted ...

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