Products and Solutions


Products and Solutions covers news about new products, both in development and available in the marketplace, that are designed to help individuals achieve their financial goals — primarily in the area of retirement savings, but also in the broader wealth management area as well.

 

 

 

 

By ASPPA Net Staff6/28/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent blog entries offer a way to dispel the fog for plan participants who may be confused about retirement planning and its importance. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/19/2017 • 0 Comments

Noted journalist Horace Greeley once famously commented “Go West, Young Man.” What’s not often repeated is the rest of that quote. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/17/2017 • 0 Comments

ASPPA Net features an updated set of FAQs that answer a wide variety of questions about membership, continuing education and more. READ MORE

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By John Iekel2/6/2017 • 0 Comments

At a Feb. 3 U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference, “The Shifting Paradigm of Retirement,” a panel of experts addressed the changing dynamics of the workforce and its financial wellness. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams12/16/2016 • 0 Comments

In the spirit of the holiday season, here are some “presents” that participants hopefully will find in their retirement plan “stockings” during the coming year: READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/8/2016 • 0 Comments

Are workers who have a financial plan more likely to save, or are workers who save more likely to have a financial plan? READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

So-called “sure” things sometimes turn out to be anything but that — and those that have relied on those assumptions, these “conventional wisdoms” as “givens” can wind up being disappointed — and ill-prepared for financing retirement. READ MORE

By Kimberly Flett11/18/2016 • 0 Comments

Structured correctly, health savings accounts (HSAs) can provide a tool for tax savings and cutting medical costs, and may be used as a nontraditional way to save further for retirement once all other tax deferred retirement plans have been maximized. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff11/11/2016 • 0 Comments

Caveat Emptor applies to all manner of purchases, and is part of the spirit behind a piece that appeared in a recent legal newsletter that suggests questions and offers tips on what plans could consider asking service providers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/27/2016 • 0 Comments

As implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule nears, two broker-dealers have decided to continue to charge commissions for their retirement account services. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/26/2016 • 0 Comments

Cyber security is a growing concern. Is it part of your annual vendor review process? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The Fall 2016 issue of Plan Consultant is now online; it focuses on the most important matters facing the industry and offers insights from regular contributors. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/8/2016 • 0 Comments

The DOL has announced a grant program intended to increase retirement security for low-wage workers — many of whom have never had access to retirement benefits through an employer. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 7/29/2016 • 0 Comments

The retirement plan industry has paid a lot of time and attention to behavioral finance in motivating worker savings behaviors — but in doing so, we may be overlooking a significant factor that affects their adoption. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Panel discussions at the June 20-21 SPARK National Conference in Washington, DC offered insights into the effects the DOL fiduciary rule is already having and how the retirement industry can prepare in the less than 10 months remaining before its effective date. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo6/22/2016 • 0 Comments

The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/7/2016 • 0 Comments

The head of one of the world’s largest asset managers is calling for a mandate of retirement savings. READ MORE

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