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Faculty in the News

The faculty of The American College include some of the nation's foremost thought leaders in their areas of expertise. They are frequently sought out by members of the media interested in drawing upon their vast knowledge of financial services. Here are some recent articles written by or featuring American College faculty members:

Are you smart enough to retire?
The Washington Post - December 2014

Americans get failing grades in retirement knowledge
USA Today - December 2014

Do you need a 'safety-first' retirement plan?
MarketWatch - November 2014

Focus on Philanthropy? There's a Designation for That - November 2014

Sizing Up a Client's Lifespan - September 2014

Ask the Experts: Will We Ever Get to Retire? - September 2013

Americans not juicing up retirement savings - August 2013

Naming life insurance beneficiaries: 10 ways to screw up - May 2013

The Best Money Advice From Mom
US News & World Report - May 2013

Six Signs That You Are Ready to Retire Early
CNBC - April 2013

Gunman identified in Georgia SWAT shootout
USA Today - April 2013

Insurance When Families Squeeze in Together
FOX Business - April 2013

Are Your Vital Financial Documents in Order?
The Saturday Evening Post - March 2013

The Taxes Are Coming!
InsuranceNewsNet - March 2013

Life Insurance From Marriage Into Midlife
FOX Business - February 2013

Getting Smart About Health Care Reform
Rough Notes - December 2012

Sophia Duffy named Asst. Profesor of Employee Benefits
LIFE&Health Advisor - November 2012

Specialty Funds Appeal to the Hands-On Donor
New York Times - November 2012

Find the 401(k) Investing Strategy for You
Fox Business - October 2012

Ragatz: Financial Ethics Keeps Consumers in Mind
Bloomberg News TV Interview - October 2012

A Rebalancing Act
The Wall Street Journal - August 2012

Are advisers giving bad Social Security advice? Survey says yes
Investment News - August 2012

Retirement Savings Poll: Don't Call it a Comeback
Fox Business - August 2012

Five Steps for Preparing Your Estate for Inheritance - July 2012

AIG Benefit Solutions fills key leadership roles - July 2012

Sustainable Withdrawal Rates: The Historical Evidence on Buffer Zone Strategies - May 2012

What Type of Life Insurance Do I Need? - February 2012

The ABCs Of Annuities: 8 Questions To Ask Before You Buy - February 2012

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Registered Health Underwriter®

(Health Insurance)


Chartered Healthcare Consultant®

(Healthcare Specialty)


Registered Employee

Benefits Consultant

(Employee Benefits)


Chartered Leadership Fellow®

(Field or Agency Leadership)


Life Underwriter Training

Council Fellow

(Insurance Skills)


Chartered Life Underwriter®

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Financial Planning

Chartered Financial Consultant®

(Advanced Financial Planning)


Certification Education

(Financial Planning)


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Senior Living®

(Retirement Income Education)


Financial Services Specialist

(Financial Services Basics)


Chartered Advisor

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Retirement Income

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