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Out Of Money By November 29th - Social Security Indexing Part 3
Article By: Daniel Amerman, CFA
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 11:26 AM EST
Social Security is not fully inflation indexed as a matter of design.
Do You Have What It Takes To Rebalance?
Article By: Craig Birk
Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:40 AM EST
A portfolio that has not been regularly rebalanced is likely strongly skewed toward stocks—and may be more risky than the investor may have intended.
The Return You Need
Article By: Dirk Cotton
Friday, December 8, 2017 12:18 PM EST
One of the most common mistakes I see retirees make is looking at a good return on a nearly risk-free investment and concluding that they would do better in the stock market because it has a higher long-term average return.
Risky Green Investments Won't Save Public Pensions
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:16 AM EST
It’s no secret that a number of state and city public pensions are in crisis. From Puerto Rico to Detroit to Illinois, governments have made promises to their public employees that simply cannot be kept.
Real Estate Financing Options You May Have Overlooked
Article By: Than Merrill
Saturday, December 2, 2017 1:42 PM EST
The sheer volume of real estate financing options made available to today’s investors is staggering.
7 Mistakes With Stretch IRAs
Article By: Jim Blankenship
Monday, November 27, 2017 2:12 PM EST
The stretch IRA, when implemented properly, can be a great vehicle for transferring wealth to your heirs. Using this method, you pass along the tax-deferred status of the account until it is withdrawn, which may be much later.
Social Security Benefits: The Big Picture
Article By: Dirk Cotton
Monday, November 27, 2017 9:03 AM EST
In a previous post, I discussed the problems that single-premium immediate annuities (SPIAs) and deferred income annuities (DIAs) can solve. These two problems are also considerations in deciding when to claim Social Security benefits.
Tough Love On Saving For Retirement (For Millennials)
Article By: Sterling Raskie
Friday, November 24, 2017 9:14 AM EST
Treat your retirement savings as the first bill you pay each month. Live off the rest.
A SIMPLE Kind Of Plan
Article By: Jim Blankenship
Monday, November 20, 2017 11:39 AM EST
The SIMPLE Plan is a type of retirement account for small businesses that is simpler (ah hah!) to administer and more portable than the 401(k) plans that are more appropriate for larger businesses.
Foreign Bonds Bounced Back Last Week
Article By: James Picerno
Monday, November 20, 2017 7:33 AM EST
Fixed-income markets in developed and emerging nations topped the winners list last week for the major asset classes, based on a set of exchange-traded products.
In this article: EMLC, TIPS, BWX, DJP, VWO
Creating Easy Income Throughout Retirement
Article By: Andreas Gruener
Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:00 AM EST
There are ample passive and easy income opportunities out there. It takes savvy and hard work to get some of this stuff started, but you may find out that it is easier than you think.
Pension Ponzi Bailout: Democrats Sponsor US Treasury Bailout Scheme
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Monday, November 13, 2017 5:06 AM EST
Most defined benefit pension plans are nothing but Ponzi schemes. Plans are now unraveling because of demographics.
Don’t Get Done In By Unintended Overweight Exposure
Article By: Roger Nusbaum
Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:10 AM EST
Emerging market equity gets about 2/3rd of the overall equity allocation and using iShares funds as proxies, emerging market equity has a standard deviation of 15% compared to 10% for the S&P 500.
Social Security Changes For 2018
Article By: Jim Blankenship
Friday, November 10, 2017 12:27 PM EST
In 2018, there will be some slight changes to Social Security. For individuals receiving benefits, there will be a cost of living (COLA) increase of 2 percent.
The Effects Of Fees On Investment Returns
Article By: Personal Capital
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:30 PM EST
Even a small percentage difference in extra fees can seriously erode an account’s potential – and ultimately impact what you’re left with in retirement.
The New American Dream: Work Longer, Live Sicker, Die Sooner
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 PM EST
Americans are retiring later than ever before (if at all). But in a double-whammy for seniors, whose health is declining, their lifespans are shrinking offering them little if any time to enjoy the end of the American Dream.
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