Dispatch from the Retirement Front
Head of Advice James Nichols is featured in a series published by well-known Social Security strategist, Mary Beth Franklin, reflecting on her husband’s new life in retirement. Nichols touches on several points including the importance of sticking to a financial plan and understanding when it makes sense to take Social Security.
Voya Unsung Heroes Award Program: Wisconsin Teacher Wins $2,000 Grant
TV story profiles the Wisconsin educator and highlights why his innovative teaching idea was selected by Voya as part of its Unsung Heroes award program. The Wisconsin teacher was one of 100 educators Voya selected across the U.S. to receive a $2,000 grant.
Six Tips for How Millennials Can Battle Debt
Article featured Voya research noting “nearly one-third (32%) of millennials say they are financially comfortable and can afford what they want.”
How to Avoid Making Mistakes with Your 529 College Savings
Voya Retirement Coach quoted offering advice on common 529 mistakes individuals should avoid such as “students can’t take out tax-free distributions for lavish off-campus living.”
Voya Launches Hybrid Platform for Advisors
Article profiles Voya’s new hybrid platform allowing select affiliated advisors the opportunity to operate under their own brand. Tom Halloran, president of Voya Financial Advisors, is quoted saying, “This is a big statement for us in both attracting talent that has advisory and brokerage accounts.”
Round Two: Gilbert’s Glossary Video Campaign Continues for U.S. Open
ESPN analyst and former tennis star Brad Gilbert discusses how much he’s enjoyed working on Voya’s “Gilbert’s Glossary” video campaign. Gilbert notes the first series of videos created for Wimbledon received nearly four million hits. He’s now looking forward to the next installment airing throughout the U.S. Open.
Best Advice to Help You Start Growing Your Wealth
Voya Retirement Coach quoted offering his insights, which included creating a written, formal financial plan and starting an “automatic savings program specific to achieving each goal.”
Trish Walsh Takes Post at Voya
Trish Walsh joins Voya Financial as its new executive vice president and chief legal officer. The article briefly highlights her new responsibilities and professional experience.
DOL Panel Presenters Debate More Disclosure vs. Stricter Fiduciary Law
CEO of Retirement Charlie Nelson quoted saying Voya’s proposed customer’s Bill of Rights would go “a long way toward informing participants” when he testified during the DOL’s public hearings on the proposed fiduciary rule.
Voya’s Nelson Speaks at Fiduciary Rule Hearing
The article summarizes CEO of Retirement Charlie Nelson’s key points during his testimony at the DOL’s public hearing. It mentions Voya’s customer’s Bill of Rights and highlights other solutions Nelson suggested as an alternative to the DOL’s proposed fiduciary rule.
Your Forgotten 401(k) Does Your Retirement No Favors
Article noted several key findings from our Voya Retire Ready Index, including “33% of workers only save up to the amount their employer would match” when it comes to their workplace retirement plans.
Orange Is the New Black at Voya
Article profiles new features added to Voya’s myOrangeMoney participant website, specifically enhancements that allow individuals to optimize their employer’s company match and benchmark their savings to peers.
Voya Enhances Participant Website and Enrollment Experience
Article profiles enhancements to Voya’s myOrangeMoney participant website and features comments from Charlie Nelson, CEO of Retirement, and Christine Lange, head of Digital Strategy. Story highlights Voya’s unique enrollment experience and also new Social Security and healthcare cost planning features.
Voya Serves up Sponsorship of ESPN’s Wimbledon Telecasts
Article profiles Voya’s “Gilbert's Glossary” video campaign and explains how Brad Gilbert, ESPN analyst and former tennis star, got involved in the project. The story also includes links to the “Buggy Whip” and “Love” episodes.
A Lot of Opportunity in China
Karyn Cavanaugh, Voya Investment Management, appears on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and discusses investment opportunities in China.
Managing a Retirement X Factor: Health Care
91% of workers feel concerned about their ability to cover health care expenses in retirement, according to the Voya Retire Ready Index. Article by broker-dealer president Tom Halloran points out that “having a strategic plan for health care and saving diligently while working are just as important as figuring out where you’re going to live and how you will spend your time”.
Voya Internship Program Attracts Female Advisors
Feature on Voya’s Women Advisors Network college intern program, profiling a female advisor and her college intern.
How To Plan For An Unexpected Early Retirement
Voya Retirement Coach on how to plan for and successfully navigate an unexpected retirement. Voya Retire Ready Index study result show that 60% of current retirees did not plan to retire when they did, workers should prepare for the possibility of retirement happening earlier than they’d like.
The 3 Most Important Money Lessons My Dad Taught Me
Voya Retirement Coach authors blog posting highlighting three major lessons learned from his father, which include living within your means, planning for the future, and taking initiative.
37 Ways Dads Can Make and Save More Money
Article highlights 37 ways fathers can increase their earnings and save more for retirement. Voya Retirement Coach comments in #15: “Save Early and Often for Retirement”, that “saving early and often is key for dads to ensure their retirements stay on track,” and that “time and compound interest are a powerful combination when it comes to building wealth.”