Welcome to the realm of finance, where the certitude of uncertainty reigns supreme. When it comes to predicting the stock market and economy, no one knows anything (with any real certainty). Let’s explore why. Read More
While the stock market is fundamentally an investment platform, certain investors approach it more like a casino than an investing (wealth creation) tool. While they are both fundamentally different, the misuse of the stock market can often blur these lines. Read More
The U.S. debt ceiling has been a hot topic of debate in recent years. Despite the serious overtones attached to this topic, is it possible that the hullabaloo surrounding the debt ceiling is more of a political maneuver rather than a genuine fiscal concern? Let’s delve into the history and the underlying constitutional provisions to find out. Read More
As you approach retirement, one crucial decision you must make is whether to claim your Social Security benefits early and invest them or wait until age 70 to maximize your monthly benefit. This blog post will discuss the pros and cons of both options, taking into account factors such as delayed credits and the tax implications of receiving and investing Social Security benefits. Read More
Using art as a retirement plan might seem like a good idea, but there are some major drawbacks that you should be aware of before making this decision. Read More
Let me tell you what the downside of social media is and why its destructive to your portfolio, especially for younger investors.
There is plenty of data and math available in reference to investing that’s pretty solid. No matter how much institutions and traders try to manipulate this information, the time-tested rules are always going to win out over time. Read More
There is a retirement income “rule of thumb” that states that once you retire you can basically invest in the market and pull 4% a year, adjust it for inflation every year and you will never run out of money. Read More
The answer is “YES”, although the circumstances have to be extraordinary. Globally, only a few markets have gone to zero. The largest was Russia in 1917 and China in 1949. While other markets have collapsed, they have subsequently recovered. Read More
What’s the best way to invest in your future?
Life insurance is an investment…in more ways than one.
For all its benefits, only 54% of Americans have some form of life insurance, which means there’s a pretty good chance that you’re one of the millions of adults without this vital form of coverage.
Perhaps you think you can’t afford it. Or you’re overwhelmed by all the options in the marketplace. Maybe you simply don’t like thinking about your own mortality.
However, I think more people should review life insurance as part of their overall retirement and family planning. Read More
March is Women’s History Month and, because of that, we’d like to highlight some opportunities for women to manage their path towards retirement.
Just like a properly organized playbook for a big game, a great strategy will help nearly anyone through the difficulties they may face in both preparing for retirement and staying retired. Read More