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MIT AgeLab Research

For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with the MIT AgeLab to uncover what investors are thinking about lifestyle trends, who they trust, and the future of retirement—all of which influence their decision-making process. Our advisor consultants can provide coaching to help you deepen relationships with clients by applying AgeLab research and tools to your practice.

5 Ways Tech Can Make Social Distancing Easier

Social distancing has impacted our access to the people, places, and things we need and enjoy. But technology provides ways to help us cope with the challenges and stay safe.

8,000 Days of Retirement

As lifespans continue to rise, retirement could be as long as 20 years—approximately 8,000 days. Help clients navigate what’s no longer an end but a new, complex stage of life.

Retiring the “Old Age” Story

In the traditional story of old age, a leisure-filled retirement is everyone’s happily ever after. But some find that story to be boring. They’re not ready to retire and relax—they want something more. Help your clients create their own version of the story and live a satisfying retirement.

Building Your Longevity Network

Longevity is changing retirement (Do your services match up?)

The Quality of Life

Three simple questions can help determine your clients’ future quality of life, and serve as a practical, thought-provoking starting point for planning a satisfying retirement

The Evolving Workscape

Longevity, demographic changes, and technological innovation are revolutionizing the world of work. Help existing and prospective retirement-plan clients leverage these changes to foster a more productive, and therefore more profitable, workplace.

The Future of Advice

Longevity and education are increasing clients' expectations of financial professionals. Learn how to align your business model with this new frontier of advice.

5 Ways Technology Will Change How You Age

A new array of devices and services is transforming retirement, making it easier for aging clients to work, stay healthy, live at home and remain connected to friends and family.

Fear, Finance & The High Anxiety Client

MIT AgeLab explains how to identify signs of investment anxiety in your clients. Understand how stress, fear, and anxiety affect behavior, and steps you can take to help clients manage these emotions.

White Papers

For more than a decade, The Hartford has consulted the AgeLab for original research, insights, and public education materials. Insight from the AgeLab helps shape Hartford Funds’ customer-focused strategies in areas such as marketing, client service, and investor education.

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Meet Dr. Joe Coughlin, founder and director of the MIT AgeLab.

Read his blog, Disruptive Demographics, to join the discussion on global aging, technology, and innovation.

Visit the MIT AgeLab website >

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The MIT AgeLab is not an affiliate or subsidiary of Hartford Funds.