Archive for November, 2011

AT FMi, RETIREMENT IS MORE THAN A FULL-TIME JOB…

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

I’m sure it’s true to one extent or another in every industry…

a lot goes on ‘behind the scenes’ for the betterment of clients, consumers, and investors of which these same groups are rarely aware. Recently, I had the privilege of participating in one such endeavor.

As part of an effort initiated and organized by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) — the leading professional society of 401(k) plan administrators — I traveled to Washington, DC to participate in their annual conference concerning legislation and industry practices. A major topic of heated discussion was the new proposed legislation attacking 401(k) plans. In total, more than 2,000 retirement industry professionals were in attendance. (more…)

SAVE MORE NOW… ENJOY MORE LATER.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

It’s no secret that most people are finding it hard to save money in these tough economic times. Or that many are too overwhelmed with day-to-day and month-to-month issues to even think about saving for retirement. Yet with just a few slight — and pretty much painless — life alterations, the majority of Americans can add to their retirement savings, and be a lot better off in their later years than they imagine. (more…)