Insights and strategies for today's retirees
Whether you're still planning for retirement or are already there, the BMO Wealth Institute provides thought-provoking insights and financial strategies to help you make the most of your retirement. The Institute examines a variety of topics and issues comprehensive reports on financial and non-financial aspects of this milestone. Ask your BMO Harris financial advisor to help you apply this intelligence to your retirement planning strategy.
Getting Ahead: The Financial Challenges for Generations X and Y
Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) and Generation Y (born between 1981 and 2000) are confident about their ability to achieve key financial priorities that include home ownership, funding college education and saving and investing for retirement. However, this optimism may be misguided given that both groups are facing a unique set of obstacles that could hamper their ability to achieve their financial goals.
The Financial Balancing Act for Business Owners
Owners of a private business constantly face the difficult challenge of balancing the needs of their business with the needs of their family. There are financial and time trade-offs that business owners must constantly make as they strive to generate predictable business earnings and growth that can be used to help them achieve their personal financial goals.
The Family Conversation You Should Not Avoid: How to Discuss Your Legacy
Traditionally, estate planning has focused on estate administration and tax considerations and having the proper legal documents in place. It is now understood that the emotional impact on those left behind calls for the concept of enhanced estate planning to be introduced. Enhanced estate planning requires having the often difficult conversations necessary to share the background and reasoning behind the estate decisions that have been made that your heirs will have to implement.
Life events that may derail a financial plan
The financial impacts of an unexpected major life event can be alarming and derail your financial plan. This report explores ways that families can prepare and plan for potential risks and create a more secure financial position.
Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make Saving for Their Child's Education
College costs have been increasing steadily over the past decade. This report explores the common mistakes parents should avoid when creating their education savings plan.
Retirees not maximizing Social Security retirement benefits
Many Retirees are not aware of options and strategies that could result in maximizing Social Security benefits. The report examines what influences individuals to take Social Security early and stresses the importance of making informed decisions.
Broadening the Approach to Planning for Retirement
This report explores the attitudes and behaviors (in both boomers and the younger generations) towards the involvement in the retirement planning process and the degree to which these non-financial aspects impact an individual's preparedness for retirement.
Estate planning in the 21st century: New considerations in a changing society
While the basics of estate planning have been the same for centuries, the traditional approach needs to be broadened to reflect new realities. This report takes a closer look at three trends and suggests ways in which individuals can adapt their estate plans to reflect these developments.
Complementary paths to retirement: How men and women can learn from one another
Men and women exhibit different behaviors when it comes to saving, investing, and planning for retirement planning. This report suggests ways in which they can learn from one another to improve the outcomes of their retirement by adopting each other's positive characteristics and successful behaviors.
Single in retirement: What retirement challenges do single Boomers face?
The odds of being single at some point during retirement are high, whether by divorce, death, or never marrying in the first place. Being single in retirement presents a unique set of financial, emotional and planning challenges for Boomers.
Third party web sites may have privacy and security policies different from BMO Harris. Links to other web sites do not imply the endorsement or approval of such web sites. Please review the privacy and security policies of web sites reached through links from BMO Harris web sites.
The research reports accessible by links on this webpage are produced by both the BMO Retirement Institute and the BMO Wealth Institute, units of BMO Financial Group. Securities investment advisory services and insurance products are offered through BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. SEC-registered investment adviser. BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc. and BMO Harris Bank N.A. are affiliated companies within BMO Financial Group. Securities and insurance products offered are: NOT A DEPOSIT – NOT INSURED BY THE FDIC OR ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY – NOT GUARANTEED BY ANY BANK – MAY LOSE VALUE.