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Why Some People Fear Retirement

May 31, 2017

Finances aren’t the only reason some people fear retirement. According to this article, people who have no financial worries don’t want to retire because they’ll miss many aspects of their work. They’ll miss the social contact, the structure, and having people come to them for decisions and advice. Higher-level employees and business owners will miss […]

Is Low Stock Market Volatility Bad?

May 30, 2017

Most investment analysts say that the run of low market volatility in 2017 will end badly. They believe that low volatility leads to a violent and usually negative run. Here’s an alternative view by economist Tyler Cowen. It makes some good points, though it doesn’t depend on data or market history to conclude things can […]

Investing and Political Uncertainty

May 25, 2017

How do you invest in a time of high political uncertainty and volatility? We had to deal with that issue several times in the recent past, and most investors handled it the wrong way. After months of very low volatility and what I’ve been calling complacency, investors had a wake-up call last week. A special […]

Managing Today’s Overlooked Risks

May 23, 2017

Investors and markets have been calm and steady for a while. That’s generating some profits but means some risks are being overlooked or downplayed. The U.S. economy continues to grow. The low first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth didn’t reflect the real state of the economy. The bulk of the data reported during the quarter […]


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Managing Your Taxable Accounts for Maximum After-Tax Returns

May 23, 2017

Too many investors wait until late in the year to maximize after-tax investment returns. That costs them a lot of money. Later this year, most financial publications and websites will run articles on “year end tax planning for investors.” The problem is you should be mulling these strategies all year. Every time you consider a […]

Answering the Important Longevity Question

May 23, 2017

Most people shortchange one of the most important issues in their retirement plans. The result can be a wildly inaccurate plan. A goal of every retirement plan is to ensure your income and cash flow last at least the rest of your life. To meet that goal, you need a reasonable estimate of your life […]

Increase After Tax Wealth by Matching the Right Assets to the Right Accounts

May 23, 2017

How much time do you spend on asset location? Notice, that’s asset location not asset allocation. If you’re like most investors and even financial advisers, you don’t give asset location much time or attention or use some oversimplified rules of thumb. Over time, that oversight reduces after-tax returns, and that means your nest egg won’t […]

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Managing the Beneficiaries, Heirs, Trustees, and Executors in Your Estate Planning Process

May 23, 2017

There’s a time bomb ticking in many estate plans. You likely won’t know if the bomb explodes. The bombs explode in many estates, however, and the only question is how big the explosion will be. The “bomb” is the person, or people, you name to act for you. Whether they act during your lifetime or […]

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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