Alert: COVID-19 Update - The American College of Financial Services remains fully operational on a remote basis in accordance with federal and state guidelines. Continue to enroll online or by calling the Professional Education Department. Students should check their Student Portal for Academic Updates and FAQs regarding exam extensions and testing centers.

News Center

Filter By:

Advisors Help Panicky Clients On The Edge

AdvisorNews
Mar 12, 2020

Over the past few weeks we have seen roller coaster market volatility that has investors on edge. As tough as it is to keep reminding clients about focusing on the long view, advisors are sticking with the message and game plan.  

Read More

Coronavirus Leads Clients to Contact Retirement Advisors, but Most Stay the Course

401KSpecialst
Mar 11, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus isn’t just a public health problem--it’s proving to be an ongoing economic menace as well. With global markets in free fall, many at or nearing retirement age are worried their assets won’t survive the downturn.

Read More

How Much Can Retirees Spend on March 11, 2020? It May Not Be What You Think

Forbes
Mar 11, 2020

With market instability continuing and interest rates being slashed across the board, does this represent a change in the game for spending by those at or near retirement?

Read More

Retiring Into a Shaky Market? Think Long Term Anyway

The New York Times
Mar 11, 2020

Conventional wisdom dictates that most people entering retirement should minimize risk in their investment portfolios and dump stocks for more stable assets. However, with recent market turmoil in the headlines and retirees worried, alternative strategies may be needed.

Read More

Tax Tip Tuesday: Five Tips Your Clients Need This Tax Season, Part 2

Mar 10, 2020

Once again, March has arrived, and for most people that means they’ve arrived squarely in the middle of tax season.

Read More

Amid Market Chaos, Strategies for your Retirement Savings

The Wall Street Journal
Mar 07, 2020

As the ongoing coronavirus crisis takes the stock market for a wild ride, people saving toward or already in retirement are getting nervous about how secure their planned income will last. 

Read More

Retirement Investors Staying the Course Despite Coronavirus Worries: Survey

ThinkAdvisor
Mar 06, 2020

With the coronavirus spreading around the world and wreaking havoc with global financial markets, one community that’s feeling the biggest impact is those saving up for retirement.

Read More

Survey Says a Dose of Planning Soothes Market Nerves

Forbes
Mar 05, 2020

Recent events in financial planning, including the coronavirus outbreak and market downturn, have brought renewed focus to how advisors work with their clients to save for retirement--and the overwhelming response has been by staying put.

Read More

The CFP® Exam: Your Guide to Success

Mar 05, 2020

The Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) designation is a major milestone in any financial advisor’s career. Achieving it shows potential clients and fellow professionals you’ve mastered both the theory and application of financial planning.

Read More

How You Should Rethink Your Retirement Plan After This Week’s Interest Rate Cut

Time
Mar 05, 2020

As coronavirus fears continue to drive widespread volatility and uncertainty in financial markets, the U.S. Federal Reserve Board recently acted to combat financial disruption by slashing interest rates down from their already historic lows.

Read More

Pages