Tag: retirement

Want To Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target

November 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Want To Retire Confidently? Set A Retirement Savings Target

It’s no wonder that many people fall short with retirement savings. They have no idea what they need. It would be impossible to know if you are on track without having a retirement savings target to shoot for. People tend to fall into three categories when it comes to retirement savings. The confident, the worried, […]

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The Little Market That Could

October 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Little Market That Could

So what do you think of the market?  Why are both actual and implied volatility so low?  Why are the moves so small, but predominantly up?  Is this the closest impression of the Chinese Water Torture that a stock market can pull off? Why doesn’t the market care about external and internal risks?  Doesn’t it […]

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8 Personal Finance Moves I Wish I Knew Before Turning 30

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
8 Personal Finance Moves I Wish I Knew Before Turning 30

I am now 32 and I am sadly just starting to mature with my personal finance moves. I guess better late than never but I still get a knot in my stomach every time I think about the time I wasted. Today I want to talk about 8 personal finance moves I think every twenty-something […]

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10 Steps To Organized Finances

September 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
10 Steps To Organized Finances

Maybe you’re sitting there looking through credit card statements and bank transactions wondering how the heck you got yourself into this financial mess. Or maybe you think you’re on the right track but not quite sure what you need to work on next. Today I’m going to break your finances down for you into 10 […]

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The Magic Of Compound Interest

August 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Magic Of Compound Interest

The magic of COMPOUND INTEREST will literally change your life. I’m not talking about a measly low interest savings account offered by banks and credit unions either! For the most part, the typical savings account can’t even keep up with inflation and will actually lose money if left there long enough! Although they do serve the purpose […]

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The 7 Best ETFs For Retirement Investors

March 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
The 7 Best ETFs For Retirement Investors

ETFs and retirement go hand and hand Exchange-traded funds have surged in popularity over the years. And it’s easy to see why. The passively managed baskets of stocks, bonds and other assets allow for intraday tradability at a dirt cheap cost. Perhaps more importantly, they allow investors to customize their portfolios by honing in on […]

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Taking Control Of Your Financial Future

January 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Taking Control Of Your Financial Future

2011 went out with a whimper. After a tumultuous year that saw the S&P 500 as high as 1,370 and as low as 1,074, the S&P ended the year exactly where it started. I’m not exaggerating… The S&P started trading on January 3rd at 1,257 and it closed at 1,257 on December 30th. With one […]

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Public Pensions: Are They Doomed?

February 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Public Pensions:  Are They Doomed?

A very popular – and heated – topic these days is the fate of public pensions.  Most developed countries have some form of public retirement plans for their elderly citizens.  And a huge number of government employees in the US and elsewhere rely on state and local pensions for their retirement. Very few topics get […]

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You’re Being Robbed!

August 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
You’re Being Robbed!

I like nothing more than watching a bad guy get thrown in jail.  It provides a sense of justice and fair play.  I smile when they lock up drug dealers, deport illegal immigrants, and send murderers to the “chair”. I’m a big believer in personal responsibility. Unfortunately there’s a group of people stealing from the […]

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Retirement Planning – The First Three Steps

April 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Retirement Planning – The First Three Steps

I remember this event clearly… like it was yesterday.  A number of years ago, I was sitting in my apartment in San Francisco.  The fog had started rolling in, and the sunlight was slowly starting to fade… it was another San Francisco afternoon. My apartment was one of four on a sleepy corner of Noe […]

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