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Plan Talk: Best of 2020
In this year’s final episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto recaps notable updates, trends and legal cases from the past year in the defined contribution space. And as always, he shares a playlist of his favorite new songs from 2020.
Ben’s Top Songs of 2020:
1. “All That Ever Mattered” – HAIM
2. “I Live at Night” – I Break Horses
3. “Inspirit” – Julianna Barwick
4. “Ingydar” – Adrianna Lenker
5. “Something I Do” – Sweet Whirl
6. “Ghost of Soulja Slim” – Jay Electronica
7. “A few words for the firing squad” – Run the Jewels
8. “Can I Believe You” – Fleet Foxes
9. “Highway” – St. Panther
10. “Lost in Yesterday” – Tame Impala
11. “Born Confused” – Porridge Radio
12. “Michigan Hammers” – Protomartyr
Plan Talk: How to Use Client Motivations to Encourage Better Social Security Decisions
Many American workers fear that the Social Security trust could be depleted in the not-so-distant future, which may lead some individuals to collect their benefits early – a decision that can significantly reduce their earned benefit. In this episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto explains research-based techniques that can be used to help ensure people more fully consider their options and make better decisions regarding when to claim this important earned benefit.
Plan Talk: Assessing Fixed Income Options in Retirement Plan Lineups
In the latest episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto and Fixed Income Product Specialist Jessica Leoncini discuss current plan menu designs and investment trends in defined contribution (DC) plans. Referencing the findings from a survey Janus Henderson recently conducted with the Plan Sponsor Council of America, they explain how the lack of adequate fixed income options in many defined contribution plans could affect participants’ ability to retire comfortably – particularly with global interest rates at historic lows.
Build Your Ideal Business in Three Phases
As you work to overcome the challenges of social distancing in your practice, why not take this opportunity to re-examine your overall approach to building your business? Michael Futterman, Head of Knowledge Labs® Professional Development, outlines a three-phase plan to identify the types of clients who energize you, envision your future business, and test and implement changes to your day-to-day practice.
Plan Talk: Plan Sponsors, Are You Listening to Participants?
In the latest episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto discusses why it’s important for retirement plan sponsors to listen to plan participants in order to understand their needs – particularly during these challenging times. He suggests plan sponsors can gauge investor sentiment by reviewing participant surveys and record-keeper reports and use that data to create better education programs and resources.
Using Stress to Fuel Positive Change
Michael Futterman, Head of Knowledge Labs® Professional Development, interviews Dr. Heidi Hanna, Chief Energy Officer of Synergy Brain Fitness. Dr. Hanna explains why she views stress not as “good” or “bad,” but rather as a form of stimulus that has the potential to fuel positive change. She also shares ideas on how we can control our stress – and even take advantage of it – during this time of uncertainty.