News Round-up for Week of January 3

5th Jan 2017

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Here’s our weekly round-up of articles for and about wealth and financial news.

2017: Calm Before the Storm or Business as Usual?

A survey conducted by Trust and Estates of more than 700 attorneys, financial advisors, CPA has found that despite the uncertainty of the year ahead (largely due to the unpredictability that comes with President-elect Donald J. Trump taking office), 78 percent are more optimistic now as opposed to last year regarding the future of their practice.

Via Wealth Management

The Problem With Boomer Retirement Plans

For many retirement-age baby boomers, retirement is getting postponed. Two-thirds of boomers report they want to continue working beyond age 65, according to a recent survey of workers by the Transamerica Center for Retirement. The TCRS study says one-fourth of boomers expect to keep working as long as possible in their current position until they can’t work anymore.

Via Trust Advisor

2016’s Lesson for 2017 Retirement Planning

If you have ever been inclined to try to improve your retirement planning prospects by closely tracking the financial news and then shifting your strategy to stay a step ahead of the market’s twists and turns, 2016 seemed to provide a bounty of opportunities. But don’t let predictions about the market and economy divert you from developing a comprehensive plan designed to achieve financial success over the long term.

Via Trust Advisor

Lack of Clarity No Reason to Delay Tax Planning

With the incoming Donald Trump administration, how families approach everything from philanthropy to financing new home purchases and real estate deals needs to be reviewed, say advisors who are already starting to prep clients for tweaks in their tax-planning strategies.

Via Financial Advisor IQ

Tracking Female Wealth

The higher up the income ladder you go, the smaller the proportion of women, and it’s only getting worse, according to a New York Times article. While the number of women in the top 1 percent of income earners increased throughout the 1980s and 1990s, women have accounted for only 16 percent of this group for the entirety of the last decade.

Via Wealth Management

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