Michael Neff, Head of Wealth Management for RiskMetrics Group commented, "The most solid, long-term financial plans
are those that enable advisors and their clients to match the right level of risk tolerance with the desired return over a projected time horizon.
Among active investors age 50 to 90, nearly 60% of current retirees and 50% of individuals who expect to retire within the next five years are developing their own short- and long-term financial plans
rather than seeking the advice of a financial professional.
The time and money needed to care for children with special needs enormously complicates parents' ability to make long-term financial plans
The American worker's commitment to their long-term financial plans
has actually strengthened since the war with Iraq began, according to the First Quarter 2003 Principal Financial Well Being Index.
This latest Index, the ninth in the series, suggests: -- Employees remain committed to long-term financial plans
, even in the face of war and continued unstable economic conditions -- The vast majority of workers have not reduced contributions to their defined contribution plans -- Most employees expect a tax refund and will use the money to pay down short-term debt -- More than half of employees have already received or anticipate receiving a raise in 2003 -- Workers are paying more for healthcare coverage WHO: Dan Houston, senior vice-president, will be available to discuss the Index findings and other personal finance issues, including concerns about retirement savings, investments, benefits, and overall financial well-being.
com, which was redesigned about a year ago, has enabled investors and their financial advisors to engage in the kind of dialogues which create sound long-term financial plans
in virtually any economic or market environment," he said.
Cobb will direct and oversee Palmchip's long-term financial plans
and interface with the financial and investment communities.