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Be on the Lookout For the Next Change in Trends

June 22, 2017

Investors need to be wary of the “recency effect,” which regularly costs people a lot of money. Under the recency effect, people tend to remember best the facts and ideas to which they’ve most recently been exposed. In investing and economics, people believe the future will be very similar to the recent past. It’s a […]

Solving the Long-Term Care Conundrum

June 22, 2017

Long-term care expenses are one of the great retirement fears. For many people, the cost and uncertainty of long-term care are only one reason for the anxiety. Even more anxiety is triggered by trying to sort through the options to fund potential long-term care expenses. Comparing the choices baffles even many financially savvy people and […]

7 Key Retirement Questions You Need to Answer When You’re 50 or Older

June 22, 2017

Successful Retirement has a blueprint. Whether you already are retired or retirement is years away, you can follow the blueprint to enhance your financial independence. You should have a written retirement plan. Developing a plan requires you to carefully consider key issues, and surveys of retirees show those who had written plans are more satisfied. […]

Waiving the Penalty for RMD Mistakes

June 22, 2017

The IRS likes to catch people who made mistakes with the required minimum distributions (RMDs) from their retirement plans. It’s no wonder. The penalty is a steep 50% of any amount that was supposed to be distributed but wasn’t. Owners of traditional IRAs and other qualified retirement accounts must begin minimum annual distributions after age […]


What you don’t know about retirement can hurt you. In fact, just a few wrong decisions in your investments, taxes, or estate planning could completely derail your retirement plans. Worse yet, the rules of the game keep changing, making it harder to keep up. For these reasons, I’ve assembled all the key points – everything you need to know — into one comprehensive report. Click here today for free access.

Estate Planning

Should Estate Planning Ever Be Put On Hold Because of Potential Estate Tax Changes?

June 22, 2017

Tax reform proposals slowly are being developed in Congress, including changes in the estate tax. People are asking, “Should I delay my Estate Planning until the new law is clear?” We’ve been down this road before, and the answer is: You shouldn’t delay. Congress is looking at changing only the federal estate and gift taxes, […]

PIMCO’s Intermediate Stock Market and Economic Outlook

June 22, 2017

Every year PIMCO conducts what it calls a Secular Forum at which the firm’s staff plus invited outside speakers discuss broad economic and investment issues. At the end, PIMCO derives an outlook for the next three to five years and uses this outlook to influence investment decisions. The 2017 forum concluded a few weeks ago, […]

All-Time Highs and Stock Prices – Does Momentum Investing Work?

June 20, 2017

People are asking, “Should I avoid stocks since the indexes are hitting all-time highs?” One way to answer that question is to point out that stocks have been reaching all-time highs for a while, and then they continue to hit new all-time highs. This article presents that information in a more sophisticated way. It’s basic […]

Preparing for the End of the Bull Market

June 19, 2017

It’s one thing to worry about when the bull market in stocks will end. It’s another thing to really think about it and prepare for it. This article is an in-depth review of why people need to prepare for bear markets and the many options you have for setting your portfolio for bad times. As […]

January 2021:

Congress Comes for your Retirement Money

A devastating new law has just been enacted, with serious consequences for anyone holding an IRA, pension, or 401(k). Fortunately, there are still steps you can take to sidestep Congress, starting with this ONE SIMPLE MOVE.

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