A recent survey highlighted what may be a disconnect between expectation and strategy as it relates to client retirement planning. According to a report, 51% of women said they were looking forward to retirement, a considerably higher amount than 41% of men.
A LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute survey revealed that among consumers aged 50 -75 with $100,000 or more in household income women are more likely than men to be concerned about running out of money in retirement (46 percent vs. 35 percent).
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. With that single ruling, many doors opened for LGBT Americans across the country. Under the Supreme Court’s finding, the federal government can no longer discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples when determining federal benefits and protections.