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America’s Unfolding Pension Crisis
Article By: Financial Sense
Monday, June 26, 2017 3:31 PM EDT
News headlines are reporting daily on a pension crisis unfolding in the US. To understand how we got here, there are five major factors that led us to this point.
What You Can Do Today To Prepare For Your Future Cost Of Living
Article By: Julie Cheung
Sunday, June 25, 2017 6:57 AM EDT
Saving for retirement is something we all know we should do. However, not everyone in today’s economy feels that they are able to put anything into savings exclusively for retirement.
Millennials' Savings Rate Climbs For First Time In A Decade
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, June 22, 2017 5:09 AM EDT
After almost a decade, Americans may finally be turning the corner on saving money. More than 30 percent of them say they have enough tucked away to cover six months’ worth of expenses—a seven-year high.
Rocket Science Or Financial Literacy? America’s Real Crisis
Article By: Steve McDonald
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:00 AM EDT
The American College of Financial Services recently put out a retirement income literacy quiz, and 75% of the participants failed it. Less than 1% earned an A, 5% earned a B, 8% earned a C, and 13% earned a D.
8 Money Mistakes Of The Middle-Class
Article By: Jennifer Coombs
Friday, June 16, 2017 2:25 AM EDT
Here are the eight most prominent mistakes that middle-class Americans make that keep them stressed and struggling for the rest of their lives unless something is done.
Student Loan Debt Triples In Past 15 Years, Loan Rates Resetting Way Higher
Article By: Eric Linser
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:58 AM EDT
The larger amount of debt reflects higher tuition and campus-related costs as well as declines in state appropriations to public colleges and federal student grants relative to rising college costs.
Can You Afford To Reach 100?
Article By: John Mauldin
Sunday, June 11, 2017 12:11 PM EDT
Given the rise in longevity and the declining dependency ratio, policy-makers must immediately consider how to foster a functioning labour market for older workers to extend working careers as much as possible.
Like Them Or Not, These Are The Facts
Video By: Steve McDonald
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:19 PM EDT
Here’s a slap for both the average guy and the institutions. This is an equal opportunity smack this week.
Risk Tolerance, Daily Habits And Trade Critiques
Podcast By: Chat With Traders
Thursday, June 8, 2017 1:55 PM EDT
How to take pain on trades and are day traders with a greater risk tolerance making more money?
Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Saving
Article By: Adam Taggart
Sunday, June 4, 2017 3:29 PM EDT
0.06% savings rates in a world of 2.2% (and actually much higher) inflation? That's a clear sign we're living in the era of negative real interest rates right now.
Dividend Income Update May 2017
Article By: Andreas Gruener
Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:39 PM EDT
The dividend income in the first couple of years will be on a very low level but investing in dividend stocks is all about the long term.
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Gold Measurements: What Do The Terms “Karat” & “Troy Ounce” Actually Mean?
Article By: Lorimer Wilson
Friday, May 26, 2017 5:00 AM EDT
What's the difference between 1 troy ounce of gold and 1 (regular) ounce? What's the difference between 18 and 10 karat gold? What's the difference between a .75 and a 1.0 carat diamond? Let me explain.
Traditional IRA Vs. Roth IRA – Compare & Contrast
Article By: Jim Blankenship
Monday, May 22, 2017 9:27 AM EDT
What is very different about the two is that your contributions to a Roth are always available for withdrawal at any time for any reason – tax free. The growth in the Roth would be taxed and subject to penalty if withdrawn for an ineligible reason.
Bill Introduced Allowing Cancellation Of Over $1 Trillion In Student Debt Through Bankruptcy
Article By: Tyler Durden
Monday, May 22, 2017 4:30 AM EDT
Bankruptcy is like the ultimate get out of jail free card. You just get to wipe the slate clean, and even though your credit score and ability to borrow might suffer, you are free from all your previous obligations.
Save Money With An Energy Audit
Article By: Jim Blankenship
Friday, May 19, 2017 11:46 AM EDT
When we hear the word audit it’s often associated with a negative connotation. However, an audit does not necessarily have to be a bad thing – especially when it can save you some money.
Let Me Apologize In Advance
Article By: Russ Thornton
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:17 PM EDT
In investing, being well-diversified means always having to say I’m sorry. That’s because, in a diversified portfolio of investments, some of your investment will almost always be down in value. At least relative to your other investments.
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