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The Weekly Pulse Podcast for Sunday, September 1, 2019 In this episode: (1) The challenges faced by many of America’s small #farmers with Larry Shover, Chief Investment Officer, Efficient Advisors, LLC , (2) Risky mortgages return – (non-qualified mortgages) – and from non-bank lenders, (3) Community guidelines at Google, (4) major cellular carriers are deploying drones in the path of Hurricane Dorian, (5) the so-called retail apocalypse – store openings actually increase, (6) mortgage rates increased, mortgage applications decreased, (7) there are a plethora of retirement podcasts, (8) Monopoly and Life board games – are these good tools to facilitate discussion about financial literacy? and, (9) a look back at retirement legislative and regulatory accomplishments so far in 2019.
TOP SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS
PERSONAL FINANCE, FINANCIAL WELLNESS, ANNUITIES, TAXES, CHARITY & FINANCIAL LITERACY
- Will You Have Enough Money to Retire? ; How to save for retirement at a time when most aren’t saving much at all ; Key documents clients should have in hand before retirement
- How to invest for retirement through a robo-adviser
- MyNavy Financial Literacy app provides roadmap to success; What Age Should Young People Manage Their Finances
- When child care costs more than a mortgage ; More People Are Leaving NYC Daily Than Any Other US City
- US Personal Spending Increased More Than Forecast in July ; Should Your Bank Help Rein in Social Media-Fueled Splurges?
- The Interest Rates for US Credit Cards Hit 25-year high
- Variable, indexed annuities may cost more than you think ; There are misconceptions about fixed annuity investment tools ; Advocates are working to make fee-based annuities more than just a passing phase.
- Giving to Charity When You’re on a Budget
HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS
- 14 healthcare privacy incidents in August
- Transparency and Openness – A Must in the Murky World of Drug Pricing ; Employee Health Care Spending Increasing Faster Than Wages
- The ACA and Retirement: Is there a Link?
- Health insurers slam CMS proposal to alter Medicare Advantage audits
TECH, MEDIA & SOCIAL MEDIA
- US, France to lead talks on a global digital tax
- Former software engineer indicted over Capital One data breach ; Data breaches expected to cost $5 trillion by 2024
- Higher Ed Groups Make Urgent Call for Greater Use of Data Analytics ; Blockchain activity in top universities continues to rise
- Even Amazon’s own products are getting hijacked by imposter sellers
- Louisiana to build $1.5 million cybersecurity facility ; Varied options to solving the cybersecurity skills shortage
- YouTube Will Pay $150 Million to End FTC Privacy Probe
401k, 403b, 457b, NONQUALIFIED, STATE-RUN PLANS & LITIGATION
- 401(k) Sponsors Look to Advisors for Help with Plan Improvements ; Is it Time to Pair an Emergency Savings Fund with a 401(k) Plan?
- Clients about to retire don’t have enough money in their 401(k)s
- Number of TSP Millionaires Still Growing
- Biz Groups Urge Justices To Undo Ruling In Intel ERISA Case
- Another TDF Targeted With Fiduciary Suit ; Don’t Mix Target-Date Funds With Other Products: Morningstar
- CHS, Principal sued by 401(k) participants; US Supreme Court Will Hear Three ERISA Cases This Fall
- Public, Church Pension Plans Face Similar Challenges ; If a recession is coming, pension managers need to prepare
- Opinion: Low interest rates are compounding the big problems facing pension funds
- Kentucky pension system wins major court victory that could prevent financial ruin
- Financial confidence soars as Huntington catches up on pensions
- Mayor Lightfoot sets city budget hole at $838 million ; Illinois judge rejects call to invalidate state pension bonds; Elgin to use budget surplus for $4 million payment to police and fire pension funds
- PD Editorial: CalPERS falls further behind
- AT&T offers 13.25% wage hike, pension and 401(k) increases to settle strike, but is it enough?
- Pension transfer values hit record high
- Quarter of UK population to be aged 65 or over by 2050
- Single moms need income protection; Do piggy bank apps help or hurt UK financial literacy?
- Many companies are choosing to underfund pensions even though they have the cash, study finds ; Canadian companies could solve their big pension deficits by forgoing buybacks, dividends
- Macron’s surprise new idea for reforming the French pensions system
- Finland to pay pensions in UK up to year
- It is time for the FCA to act on illiquid assets
- US second-quarter GDP growth revised to 2.0% ; Is US Consumer —the Last Guard Rail for Bulls—Getting Shaky?
- Flat earnings are the market’s best hope in 2019 ; August Heat Leaves Stock Market at a Crossroads
- GasBuddy: Labor Day gas prices could be lowest in 3 years ; Oil prices fall but set for weekly gain as trade row rhetoric eases; Commodities Took a Beating in August
- Will a Sustained Flight to Safe Haven Assets Hurt Emerging Markets?
- Investors need to know about climate risks
- Central banks can no longer afford to act in isolation ; Lagarde says negative rates have helped Europe more than they’ve hurt
- Brexit escalation raises alarm for ailing European economy
- Hedge fund managers record modest gains on the back of anticipated Fed cut ; Korean Hedge Funds Are Binging on Risky Bonds Without Ratings
- Private Equity Steers Iowa PERS to 8.35% Return
- Bitcoin’s Decreased Volatility Could Spur More Crypto Funds ; Why Colleges are Focusing on Cryptocurrency ; Feds settle with Dallas company at center of $13 million cryptocurrency scheme
- International investors take a small step back from US commercial real estate
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Jeffrey H. Snyder is the Creator and Founder of The Morning Pulse, Inc. Considered an “industry insider”, thought-leader and an independent voice, he has appeared in both television and print discussing the issues related to retirement and the capital markets. He also is the creator, producer and host of the The Weekly Pulse podcast and TV show, as well as the original series Roads2Retirement.
ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE
Founded in 2012, The Morning Pulse, Inc. is an award-winning digital technology, media company and consulting firm focused on aggregating, organizing and delivering retirement and financial services industry information daily and weekly. Over 500,000, individuals, industry professionals, private and public sector executives, and government officials have come to trust The Morning Pulse for timely delivery of important and relevant news and content.