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Working After Age 65

April 17, 2017

Surveys over the last 10 years or so, and labor force data, say that today’s 50 and older crowd want to work longer than the previous generation. This article discusses some recent surveys about those who work past age 65, especially those who change jobs and careers to do so. It also offers tips to […]

A TIPS Update

April 14, 2017

Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) have been around for 20 years now. How have they done as an investment? reviews their performance, the expectations, and when TIPS might be good for a portfolio. The introduction of TIPS brought with it a market-determined observable real rate of interest, which is what the yield on a TIPS […]

Planning for Tomorrow’s Problems

April 13, 2017

How should portfolios be positioned for the long-term risks and worries in the economy? That’s the key question facing many investors today, and how you answer it matters a lot to your long-term financial independence. I don’t have to give you details about the risks and problems in the global economy. There are plenty of […]

The New Look in Obituaries

April 13, 2017

If you don’t prepare an obituary as part of your estate planning package, your heirs might have a bit of fun with it, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription might be required). The article says that funeral home directors noticed that in recent years survivors have been willing to point out that no one […]


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.

Defending Investment Management Fees

April 12, 2017

The Yale University Endowment Fund doesn’t follow the low-cost, index investing strategy of portfolio management. Instead, it owns a lot of hedge funds, private equity funds, and similar investments. The endowment pays a lot of fees to the managers of these funds, and it thinks that’s a good idea. In its annual report the endowment […]

Why Active Investment Management is So Hard

April 12, 2017

It’s not costs and fees. The problem also isn’t that managers are dumb, according to this article. It summarizes some academic research that largely has been ignored but does a better job of explaining how hard active management is than other approaches. The problem is that stocks actually are a bad long-term investment. A small […]

An Alternative to Assisted Living

April 11, 2017

This article argues that the zoning patterns after World War II should be reformed. In particular, families should be encouraged to have multiple generations in the same house or on the same property. It compares today’s animosity toward multiple generations in the same house to the practice not long ago for grandparents to live with […]

The Art Investing Portfolio

April 11, 2017

Some economists decided to measures the returns on art and compare them to other investments. One way they did that was to take the collection of John Maynard Keynes that he bequeathed to a college and follow it over the years. The results of the study aren’t favorable for those who view art as a […]

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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