The 401(k) gender gap

Even though men make $1 to a woman's 77 cents, women were the bigger savers over the past 12 months and for men and women with similar salaries, women average higher balances in their 401(k)s.

When Social Security and disability collide

Mary Beth Franklin: Much of the financial planning community has embraced Social Security claiming strategies as an integral part of retirement income planning, but Social Security disability benefits remain a mystery.

Best ways to say 'thank you' to clients

It's time to start reaching out to clients with a gift or a handwritten note that tells them how important they are to you. Here are some top-notch gift ideas that won't break the bank.

Kahler, CFP Board reach agreement on fee-only

Some advisers fault CFP Board for giving well-known South Dakota planner a sweetheart deal and for lacking transparency.

Oil prices slide

Blog - Breakfast with Benjamin: Oil traders put on their seatbelts. Plus: Hedge funds becoming mutual funds; it's going to be a good holiday for tech gadget junkies; and the big difference between a purebred heritage turkey and the one you'll probably be eating tomorrow.

First annuity for 401(k)s sparks questions from B-Ds

Insurance giant AIG tweaks existing deferred-income product to meet Treasury's guidelines. But will it satisfy the market? (Don't miss: Top sellers of individual annuities)

SEC plans new rules for mutual funds

The agency's goal is to ensure funds are liquid enough to meet client redemptions.

Bulls charge ahead toward Black Friday

Blog - Breakfast with Benjamin:Shopping season bodes well for stocks. Plus: John Hancock pushes for liquid alts in retirement plans; being thankful for seasonal market timing; and learning to fly drones for fun and profit

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