A Convergence Toward Flat… and Lumpy

Walker, Lewis J.
May 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;May2006, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p34
Academic Journal
The article discusses how financial planners must deal with the way corporations treat their employees in an effort to maximize profits. Large companies like IBM are terminating pension plans while others reduce jobs, outsource manufacturing, and get rid of benefits, all to boost stock prices. Financial planners must prepare for all manners of financial instability to affect their clients, from downsizing to physical accidents like car wrecks or even an Asian bird flu pandemic. Planning for health problems is especially important as the baby boomer generation enters old age.


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