Retirement

If you’re worried that stocks are expensive again, well, they are. The current bull market is making a run at history. But it’s also costly to stay in cash (and lock in zero income). Fortunately, it’s possible to buy some downside protection with yield. I understand the “I’m worried so I’m sitting in cash” concern.
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As our lives have been getting longer and healthier – compared to prior generations – some people advocate doing away with the concept of retirement altogether. In support of that idea, increasing numbers of workers report in surveys that they expect never to retire, and not just because they can’t afford to but often because they
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Legislation wending its way through Congress and a recent Government Accountability Office report may lead the way to boosting Social Security benefits for America’s poorest retirees. The mechanism: adjusting the formula for Social Security’s annual Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) from the current system to one based on how Americans 62 and older really spend their money.
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Credit: Getty Royalty FreeCredit: Getty Royalty Free Retirement is a looming reality for many baby boomers, and a number of that generation already have hung it up. They think that now life will finally fall into place and everything will be peachy. But there are a lot of misconceptions about being retired. Maureen Crimmins, a
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Photographer: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Apple made a big strategic mistake in China recently.  It assumed that its iPhone is so popular among Chinese consumers that they are willing to pay higher prices for newer versions of the product—even in the midst of a US-China trade war. They aren’t. That’s according to a recent
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Source: Stock.Adobe.com The index is “concentrating” … should you leave it alone?   I must admit, with all that I write about the S&P 500 Index, it looks weird to see it without the last zero, as it is in the title of this article.  But that is not as weird as the sustained predicament
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trader working analysis stock exchange graph and chart for decision buy or sell stock. Business concept. Vector illustrations.Getty Without delay, I thought we’d start with one of those “thought experiments,” as an introduction to an investing principle. See how this lands for you: the story of humanity’s progress is filled with continuous improvements, seemingly born
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Balloons flying freeGetty Retirement can be defined as achieving financial independence in the third stage of life – typically after age 62 when you can claim Social Security.   There’s also a rapidly growing movement around FIRE (Financial Independence Retirement Early) where people aim to achieve financial independence and gain complete control over their scarcest
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan’s Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)ASSOCIATED PRESS Like looking at social media, checking on your stocks each trading day is addictive. However, again, like checking social media, it’s not necessarily good for you. There are a few reasons why
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GFM Helmuth von MoltkeWikimedia Commons, Public Domain We have to understand both the nature of plans and the nature of retirement finance before we can build a successful retirement plan. It’s only rational to update any plan (not just retirement plans) to account for new, important information. Say that on Monday, the weather forecast for Friday
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Businessperson’s Hand Holding Red Arrow In Front Of Human Figures On Wooden StaircaseGetty More and more news stories are breaking about CEOs leaving their role amid accusations of ethics breaches and lack of integrity. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Chairman/CEO Carlos Ghosn has been charged over allegations that he failed to disclose close to $80 million in additional
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