Congratulations to Sven Saaretalu and Kamie Valenza!

Sven and Kamie represented CSUN in the Industry Issues Competition at the Society of Financial Service Professionals’ Arizona Institute; they placed second and won $3,000.

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A little knowledge (of actuarial science) is a bad thing

Wonkbook: Seven reasons Obamacare isn’t facing a “death spiral”

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CSUN in the top 30 financial planning schools

From Financial Planning:

“CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE

Northridge, Calif.

CFP Board-registered programs: B.S. in finance with a sequence in personal financial planning and B.S. in business administration with an option in insurance and financial services and a sequence in personal financial planning”

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Retail Sales continue to weaken

From the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta:

Retail Sales, year-over-year percent change, seasonally adjusted

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Average retirement age up

Gallup poll from April 2013 shows the retirement age increasing over the last two decades.

Trend: At what age did you retire?

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