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Is a Bear Market Coming? A Response to Pessimists

June 12, 2017

Some analysts have been forecasting the end of the economic expansion and bull market in stocks for awhile. In fact, both are on the verge of setting longevity records. This article explores the records and why the expansions have continued. It also forecasts they are likely to continue for a while. Don’t be nervous. It […]

Mastering Aging: How to Have a Successful Retirement?

June 9, 2017

Many people flounder in retirement, because there aren’t enough resources to help them develop successful retirements. There now is a class available called Aging Mastery available through the National Council on Aging. Read here for more details. Watts met classmates who have turned into real friends. She also learned about an important aspect of managing […]

Misunderstanding Social Security

June 9, 2017

This blog post points out that many people aren’t well-informed about their Social Security benefits. It doesn’t rely on a survey but on the author’s experience at a typical retirement planning workshop. The first question the presenter asked was, “How many of you think you’ll be able to retire comfortably living off just your Social […]

Understanding the Latest Employment Reports

June 8, 2017

Last week’s Employment Situation reports disappointed some investors and analysts. They’re misinterpreting the data. The government reported only 138,000 new jobs created. Also, last month’s reported 211,000 new jobs were revised down to 174,000, well below the numbers of the past year, thus raising concerns among some observers about reduced growth. In addition, average hourly earnings increased […]

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As Boomers Downsize, Kids Don’t Want Their Heirlooms

June 6, 2017

A time-honored tradition is for older generations to pass some of their household goods and personal effects to younger generations. The tradition is drawing to a close in many families, according to this article. It says the Boomers are downsizing to smaller homes and asking which of their effects tehir children and grandchildren. They’re learning […]

Teach Your Grandchildren About Money – Financial Literacy

June 2, 2017

A new survey found that 15 year olds all over the world don’t know much about money and finance. Most teenagesr are financially illiterate and aren’t prepared to manage their own money when they start to earn some. Students at the lowest level of financial literacy “cannot even recognize the value of a simple budget […]

A Sampling of Investment Advice from Buffett, Dalio, and Others

June 2, 2017

The author of this post put together some advice and thoughts from successful people he admires, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, Ray Dalio, and others. Dalio starts with a rational analysis of the information he has and from that he forms a hypothesis. He then exposes that hypothesis to thoughtful people with alternative […]

Sell in May and Go Away?

June 1, 2017

Investors who followed the old adage to sell in May and buy again in November missed some nice gains in the last month. The S&P 500 rose 1.40% for the month of May and is up 8.62% for the year to date. The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned 0.71% for the month and 7.41% so […]

April 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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