Retirement Spending

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Affluent Retirees Scared to Spend

May 17, 2017

America’s affluent retirees are sitting on piles of cash that they don’t want to spend. A new survey points out that many people who are in their 80s today have more wealth than they did in their 60s and 70s, and that’s because they steadily reduce their spending each year. Further probing found that the […]

Profiling Scam Victims: Who’s in Jeopardy?

April 26, 2017

Anyone can be caught in a financial scam, but some people are in greater peril than others. Importantly, the most vulnerable are not who most people would expect, especially the potential targets. A clear profile of the most likely financial fraud victims emerges from research over the last few years, including two recent projects conducted […]

Seniors and Scams

April 21, 2017

New research from Cornell University indicates why some seniors are scam victims. The study found that victims and non-victims have many similar traits. Their personalities are normal and they can do arithmetic just fine. But the study found that their brains are different, with the scam victims showing atrophy in certain parts of the brain. […]

Insights on Thefts from Seniors

April 7, 2017

Financial advisors are becoming more aggressive about protecting senior citizens from financial fraud and abuse. They’re being trained to recognize the warning signs and are urged to be proactive when they see something wrong. The larger financial firms train their financial advisors on the issue and have some staff members dedicated to following up and […]

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Identifying and Avoiding the Risks behind the Headlines

February 27, 2017

Will there be major economic and financial policy changes in 2017? Should your portfolio be adjusted to reflect those changes? Those questions dominated the recent MoneyShow Orlando. As I’ve said recently, we are in a period of exceptional uncertainty. A wide range of policy changes is possible, and that means a wide range of economic […]

Underestimating Safe Spending in Retirement and the 4% Rule

February 24, 2017

Many people are familiar with the 4% rule, or the safe spending rate. Research indicates you can withdraw the same inflation-adjusted amount from your nest egg for at least 30 years if you withdraw about 4.2% the first year. But a lot of assumptions go into that number. This article points out that one assumption […]

Tips for Living on $60 Per Week in Retirement

January 30, 2017

A CNBC reporter decided to see if she could live for two months on $60 per week, after her fixed expenses. As a progress report she offers these five strategies on enjoying your life while spending less. It’s all good common sense. One thing I’ve noticed is that, regarding money, today’s young adults are more […]

Managing Portfolios Amid Political and Market Volatility

December 29, 2016

Just hours after the Nov. 8 U.S. election results were known, Wall Street’s analysts and economists decided they knew exactly what a Donald Trump administration would mean for the economy and markets. Investors agreed so readily that the first two years of Trump policies already seemed to be reflected in the markets within the first […]

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