IRI research: Same-sex couples know they need financial planning help

A survey of same-sex couples conducted for the Insured Retirement Institute after the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional found that 86% of couples believe they need some assistance with financial planning. Two-thirds of those participating in the survey said they don't have a financial planner. “This change, essentially overnight, altered the retirement planning landscape for these couples,” said Cathy Weatherford, IRI president and CEO.

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