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Bob Carlson offers his expert opinion on where to invest your money so that you can get through retirement safely and securely

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How Safe Is Your Money?

April 27, 2021

Credit Suisse recently report-ed a $4.7 billion loss from its dealings with one client, Archegos Capital Management. As a consequence, the bank slashed its dividend, reduced its share buybacks and announced key employees were leaving the firm. The Swiss bank was one of several global financial firms that suffered loss-es from its dealings with Archegos […]

The Biggest Retirement Trend Affecting Your Nest Egg in 2021

April 25, 2021

Some key investment and economic trends of the last few years started to change in the last few months. I believe those changes will continue, and probably accelerate, through the rest of 2021. One change, which I’ve been highlighting for my paid-up Retirement Watch members, is that returns from U.S. stocks are unlikely to continue […]

Can I Reinvest My Required Minimum Distribution?

April 16, 2021

The tax code and regulations have detailed and specific rules concerning who must take required minimum distributions (RMDs), when they must be taken, and how they are calculated. But there is no guidance about what a retirement plan owner or beneficiary can do with the RMD. The required minimum distribution (RMD) rules limit the extent […]

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What Is the Required Minimum Distribution?

April 9, 2021

The required minimum distribution (RMD) rules limit the extent to which an individual can use the tax deferral of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan. The RMD rules dictate when distributions must be made from the retirement plans of certain taxpayers. The rationale behind the RMD rules is that Congress provided the tax benefits […]

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How to Build a Moat Around Your Retirement

April 9, 2021

Your retirement plan is subject to many risks and factors you can’t control. A good retirement plan essentially builds a moat around your nest egg, protecting it from a host of risks and outside forces that worry retirees and pre-retirees. After you build a moat around your retirement finances, you can spend more time in […]

The Economy, Markets Start to Turn

March 18, 2021

The U.S. economy is stronger than many people realize, and growth is likely to accelerate. That affects stocks, bonds, gold and more. Parts of the economy were hurt badly by the pandemic and continue to struggle. Other sectors of the economy, however, held their own or even surged during 2020. The focus on hurting households […]

How Market and Economic Trends are Changing in 2021

February 23, 2021

Some key investment and economic trends of the last few years started to change in the last few months. I believe those changes will continue, and probably accelerate, in 2021. One change, which I’ve been highlighting, is that returns from U.S. stocks are unlikely to continue to significantly outpace returns from many global stocks. U.S. […]

The Continuing Case for Cautious Optimism

January 26, 2021

Investors began 2021 filled with optimism about the markets, and there are good reasons for the positive attitudes. Market prices indicate investors expect interest rates and inflation to stay low. They also expect corporate profits to improve due to a strong economic rebound once COVID-19 vaccines are widely administered. The vaccines aren’t the only reasons […]

August 2022:
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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