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Retirees are learning there’s no magic in the magical 4% Rule. For years financial advisors touted this as the safe rate of withdrawal from retirement funds. For many people, it’s not looking so safe now. Fortunately, there are alternatives that have more reliable results. The 4% Rule states you can withdraw about 4% of your […]
People need financial advice. People don’t trust financial advisors. That’s the unfortunate conundrum facing most Americans these days. Americans now are responsible for much of their support during their post-career years. Employer-provided pensions and medical expense reimbursements are fading into the past. Even those who retire with those benefits should expect them to be reduced […]
Living to the far side of 50 increases the odds each of us will make financial mistakes, and the odds are much higher than most of us realize. Losses, both from mistakes and being victims of scams, are more likely because of changes in the brain, according to recent scientific research. Fortunately, you can take […]
The silver generation is where the money is. That’s why seniors so often are targets of scams and why one estimate says one of five of those over 65 have been scammed one way or another. What many seniors don’t realize is that a potential scammer is likely to be a contemporary. In more and […]
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.
The Medicare open season, officially called the Annual Coordinated Election Period, is coming up. From Nov. 15 – Dec. 31 those eligible for Medicare can enroll, disenroll, and switch Medicare plans. Following that is the General Enrollment Period from Jan. 1 – March 31 when anyone eligible for Medicare can enroll. Medicare fraud is around […]
Silver generation investors are susceptible these days, and the con artists know it. Scams are proliferating that focus on helping recover the losses in your nest egg. You’re hearing a lot of pitches that are heavy with rhetoric about Wall Street crooks, government bailouts, high inflation, and currency collapses. Investor fears about these things are […]
How inflation data are compiled usually interests only economists and statisticians, and only a few of them at that. Yet, retirees and those planning for retirement have more than a passing interest in the debate. The reported inflation rate determines increases in Social Security benefits and adjustments to Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS). It also determines […]
You can spend a maximum of 4% of your retirement fund the first year and increase the distribution for inflation each year after. That’s standard spending advice for retirees and has been since the mid-1990s, when studies of past investment returns indicated 4% plus inflation was the maximum “safe spending rate.” Yet, surveys still show […]