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How Pension Funds Die, CalPERS Edition
Article By: John Rubino
Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:44 PM EDT
The hope is now that either an existential financial crisis forces the current national government to fold a pension bailout into a broader one, or a newly-installed Democrat administration rewards the public sector with a sector-specific bailout.
3 Common Retirement Planning Mistakes
Article By: Paul Schatz
Monday, June 22, 2020 8:17 AM EDT
Even if you’re successful and cash flow is not a worry now, things may feel different when you stop receiving that paycheck or you sell your business, and you have to live on what you’ve set aside and invested.
Health Insurance Dysfunction
Article By: Roger Nusbaum
Monday, June 22, 2020 3:05 AM EDT
Someone who bought a house ten years ago factoring $500/mo for health insurance to determine how much house they could afford might be in real trouble today having to pay $1500 or $2000 every month for health insurance.
Resiliency In The Face Of Disruption
Article By: Roger Nusbaum
Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:03 AM EDT
Whether it's avoiding having to wait hours to buy toilet paper or not having to sell stock at a loss to pay the bills, planning for disruptions is the best way to avoid being crushed by stress.
Your 401(k) Won’t Be Enough For Retirement
Article By: Mitch Tuchman
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:44 AM EDT
In light of the continuing pandemic, Congress has temporarily changed the rules on hardship withdrawals from your 401(k). It’s easier to take money out penalty-free, up to $100,000, and you can pay it back and avoid the tax hit.
COVID-19 Will Turn The State Pension Problem Into A Fiscal Crisis
Article By: The Conversation
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:35 AM EDT
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don’t have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers.
A Closer Look At Long/Short Strategies
Article By: Roger Nusbaum
Sunday, June 14, 2020 8:30 AM EDT
When it comes to viewing a fund as good or bad I am just as interested in whether it does what it's supposed to do or at least what I think it is supposed to do.
In this article: SPYG, BTAL, GLD, RWGV
The Troubles Of Hedging Inflation In Retirement
Article By: David Merkel
Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:09 AM EDT
As it is today, most of us (including me), are stuck in the box where we have to make our assets last over our retirements. There are no guarantees. How do we make the assets stretch?
In this article: GDX, GLD
Fixed Income ETFs Can Work For Retirees Who Aim For The Sweet Spot Between No Yield And Mega Risk
Article By: Marc Gerstein
Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:53 AM EDT
Fed Chair Jerome Powell may be a Godsend to the COVID-19-era financial markets, but to retirees, he’s the Scrooge-like boss that keeps pushing wages down toward what has to seem like starvation levels.
In this article: SKOR, AGG, LQD, FLCO, LDUR
Baby Boomers Have Very Few Options. Get It Right!
Article By: Dennis Miller
Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:35 AM EDT
Baby Boomers (1946-1964) are now between 56 and 74 years old; at or near the end of their working careers. When it comes to saving and protecting their retirement nest egg, they have very little wiggle room!
In this article: FNV, GLD, WPM
The Differences Between 401k And 403(b) Plans
Article By: Personal Capital
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:45 AM EDT
There are many different retirement savings vehicles to choose from, but some of the most powerful and common vehicles are provided by an employer, such as 401k and 403(b) plans.
Pension Plan Decision - Lump Sum Or Lifetime Payments?
Article By: GSI Exchange
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:55 AM EDT
One of the risks that comes with pension plans may be looming larger than usual.
Tax Reduction Strategies To Help Your Portfolio During A Crisis
Article By: John Rampton
Sunday, June 7, 2020 10:44 PM EDT
Taxes and fees may not have been your first consideration when making portfolio management and investment decisions. However, they can have a significant impact on returns and give you a sense of control during uncertain times.
Life Cycle Economics And The Safety First Strategy
Article By: Dirk Cotton
Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:08 PM EDT
Why should you care about life-cycle economics? It is a theoretical model of retirement finance and a decision-making framework that can serve as a guideline for answering our retirement finance questions.
Keeping Our Wits During Chaotic Times
Article By: Dennis Miller
Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:07 AM EDT
Baby Boomers have little time remaining on the clock to recover from a crash. We have to keep our wits about us, see things clearly and make prudent decisions.
In this article: GLD, SLV, TLT, SPTL
401k Contribution Limits For 2020
Article By: Personal Capital
Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:48 AM EDT
Contribution limits for 401k plans have been raised for 2020, giving you the opportunity to shelter more of your income from taxes.
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