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When to Start Collecting Social Security Benefits
You have three main options: Start collecting early Start collecting at full retirement age Start collecting after full retirement age “Full Retirement Age” ...
Women Aren’t Planning for Retirement Early Enough
Everybody knows that women outlive their male counterparts, on average by 6 to 8 years. They are often caregivers to their ailing spouses ...
Do You and Your Spouse Bicker About Money?
I recently read an advice column about a couple who frequently bickered about money. The husband and wife disagreed about whether to pay off ...
Becoming Rich Is Not the Same Thing as Staying Rich
What does the term “rich” mean to you? Many of us are blessed with a great family, friends, good health and a lot ...
Fearing Retirement Failure?
Retirement planning is complicated. It may not be rocket science, but there are a lot of variables that can affect how you are ...
Don’t “Guess” Your Way to Retirement
Participants in a recent study answered that they arrived at the appropriate amount they’d need to fund their retirement by guessing. Retirement is ...
The Real Value of Financial Advice
Most investors who retain an elite financial advisor would agree that the value far exceeds the cost. They simply do not have the ...
The Most Appropriate Investing Style for You
“Be fearful when others are greedy; be greedy when others are fearful.” The above quote is attributed to “The Oracle of Omaha,” Warren ...
Universal Rules for Retirement
We have written a lot about retirement because it’s critically important for so many people. We have years of experience getting people prepared ...
How Much Do I Need to Save Every Month to Retire a Millionaire?
In theory, $1,000,000 saved for retirement should allow you a pretty decent lifestyle during your golden years. Getting there is not nearly as ...
8 Tips for a Better Retirement
1. Think about what you’ll do after retiring. Today’s average age of retirement is 62. Remaining life expectancy at age 62 is over ...
8 Steps to Choosing the Right Financial Advisor
1. Hire an advisor who is a fiduciary. By definition, a fiduciary is always ethically bound to act in your best interest. This ...
Why Does The Average Investor Lose So Badly?
The average investor significantly underperformed the market in 2018. Bad decisions caused the average U.S. investor to lose roughly twice as much as ...
Warren Buffet and The Circle of Competence
Warren Buffett is known as “The Oracle of Omaha” and for being the third richest man in America because he knows his circle ...
The Similarities Between Health and Wealth
Physicians have attributed poor health to diet since at least the times of Hippocrates and Galen. The authors of a comprehensive study published ...
The Ups and Downs of the Stock Market
Volatility is the price investors pay to get rich. From 1989 through 2018 the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) generated an average return ...
What To Do When the Spouse Who Handles the Finances Dies First
The Wall Street Journal printed a great article on a subject close to our heart. Because of decades of experience, we are the ...
How Unsteady Is Your Retirement Strategy?
The government’s General Accounting Office (GAO) reports that 48% of people aged 55 and approaching retirement have nothing in retirement savings. That statistic ...
Debunking 7 Common Misconceptions About Retirement
Conventional retirement savings advice can lead you astray. Instead of following the standard financial advice, buck the conventional and find financial freedom in ...
Strategies for Generating Paychecks During Retirement
How do you pay yourself when you’re retired? When planning retirement investments, there are three approaches used to generate income for retirement: Income-focused ...
Pre and Post Retirement Financial Planning
I get a lot of questions regarding pre- and post-retirement planning, but today I wanted to address one that is most frequently asked ...
Is It Worth It? Determining The Value Of Risk-Managed Investing
Studies of investor behavior show that the average stock mutual fund returned 9.9% annualized in the two decades from 1991 to 2010. But ...
The Successful Investor’s Perspective: All About Timing?
After December’s market plunge and January’s surge, we can forgive investors for feeling whiplash. During times of extreme volatility, it is especially common ...
How to Handle Stock Market Volatility
Warren Buffett is the world’s third richest man, worth over $80 billion, and he made it all from investing. His advice on how ...
5 Most Important Financial Decisions You Can Make In The New Year
Pay off your debt Consumer debt is expected to reach a record $4 trillion by the end of 2018. The average family is ...
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