Archives for the ‘Retirement savings’ Category

The Worst 401(k) Advice Ever

Written By • Jun 5th, 2015

In our society, those who step the furthest outside of conventional norms tend to get the most attention. See: Kardashian, Kim. Which brings me to today’s topic. James Altucher has been getting lots of attention lately because of a 62-second video he posted for Business Insider. The video’s target audience seems to be millennials, folks […]

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Will Your 110th Birthday Be Happy? The Financial Risks of Longer Life.

Written By • Mar 30th, 2015

Did you see the “Killing Cancer” story on 60 Minutes this past weekend? The TV newsmagazine, in a rare move, devoted two of its three main segments to what may turn out to be a major breakthrough in fighting the dreaded disease. Scientists and physicians at Duke University are using a modified polio virus to […]

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Stay Cautious with High-Yield.

Written By • Jul 29th, 2014

As you well know, interest rates are achingly low; short-term rates are near zero. That’s why investors seeking a better return are looking in all kinds of nooks and crannies of the investment world, places which might be beyond their normal level of comfort or expertise. A brief reminder about higher rates: there is generally […]

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The Smart Way to Pay for College

Written By • Jun 18th, 2013

When it comes to paying for your kids’ college, procrastination can be a costly mistake. Just how costly? According to a new study by mutual fund firm T. Rowe Price, borrowing to pay for tuition, rather than saving and investing ahead of time, can effectively double the cost of your child’s education. As you may […]

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The Sequester and Other “Calamities.”

Written By • Mar 8th, 2013

 The stock market’s response to the “sequester”—Washington’s $85 billion in annual spending cuts that took effect March 1st—wasn’t what many expected. After the nation’s leaders failed to reach a budget deal to avert the painful budget cuts, the market, many assumed, would have fallen like a rock. Instead, it didn’t do much of anything; investors […]

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Now Showing: Retirement Plan Fees

Written By • Jun 20th, 2012

If you have a 401(k) or other retirement plan, the curtain will soon be lifted to reveal the fees you have been paying. Most likely, you either didn’t know you were paying fees, or you had little idea about what the fees were or how big a slice they took from your nest egg. New […]

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