Tag: retirement planning

Prescription for Employee Financial Wellbeing? Start with an FSA or HSA

With inflation continuing to drive prices upward on a broad range of products and services, financial wellness is top of mind for nearly everyone. According to a recent Bank of America survey, 62% of employees are stressed about their finances and 71% feel the cost of living is outpacing growth in their income. All told, […]

Long-term Care Crisis Is Really a Retirement Crisis—and the Stats Back it Up

By now you’ve read plenty about the looming care crisis in our country. Advances in modern medicine are resulting in people living longer than ever before. At the same time, the costs of long-term care and access to that care are becoming more restrictive. However, another story that doesn’t get quite as much attention in […]


Retirement Savings Plague Workers Who Are Fearful They’ll be Working Past 70

One of the most talked about HR trends of 2018 is financial wellness. More and more employers are stepping up to help their employees get on the right track to becoming more financially stable. However, a new CareerBuilder survey highlights employees’ concerns over whether or not they have enough saved for retirement, hindering plans to […]


Financial Wellness: Employers Enhance DC Retirement Plans to Improve Employees’ Financial Security

With concerns mounting that employees aren’t saving enough for retirement, U.S. employers are making significant enhancements to their defined contribution (DC) plans, now considered the main retirement savings vehicle for most working Americans, according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking, and solutions company.

Roth 401(k) Accounts Add Value Through Tax Diversification

by Lisa Higgins, Contributing Editor Have you given your employees every opportunity to reach a secure retirement? There is one simple strategy you may not be using that could make a real difference: the Roth account. According to a survey from Willis Towers Watson, Capturing the Opportunity of Roth 401(k) Contributions, What Employees Are Missing […]


Update Your Retirement Plan to Account for Changing Abilities

by Lisa Higgins, Contributing Editor We know, you’ve heard a lot about the differences between the generations, especially when it comes to work and benefits. What do the Millennials want from their employers? How does that compare to the Baby Boomers’ expectations? And please, just because they’re a smaller group, don’t forget about the Gen […]

Hot List: BusinessWeek’s Best Seller List

BusinessWeek magazine ranks the 15 best selling hardcover and paperback business books in November 2009 and  gives a short summary. 1.The 50th Law by 50 Cent, Robert Greene. Succeed by conquering your fears. 2. Bounce Back: Overcoming Setbacks to Succeed in Business and in Life by John Calipari with David Scott. Kentucky’s basketball coach on […]