Retirement Is Changing Rapidly

My Comments: Millions of American are petrified of changes taking place in society. The old order of things has an appeal that causes them to take steps to preserve the past that would otherwise seem bizarre. As it is with retirement. The concept of working much of your adult life and then ‘retiring’ and living …

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Gundlach: US Stocks ‘Will Get Crushed’ in Next Recession

My Comments: There are bulls and there are bears in the investment world. Bears are typically pessimists, always expecting bad things to happen. And from time to time they do. Over the years, I’ve not been a fan of Jeffrey Gundlach since I’m basically an optimist, and I’ve been right from time to time. That …

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Retirement Mistakes to Avoid, Part One

Millions of Americans are already retired. Many more millions expect to retire. And a great majority of them (of us) will experience financial pain in some form. Some of this pain can be avoided if you know about it and take steps to prevent it. There are two definitive ways to avoid this possible pain. …

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US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants – Michael Bloomberg

My Comments: On one hand, there are already too many candidates in the Democratic Party run for President. On the other hand, Michael Bloomberg has skills I think are missing among some of the other candidates. I’ve long argued that immigrants are necessary for us to maintain an economic advantage on the global stage going …

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It’s great the stock market is setting records, but it’s not because the economy is great

My Comments: I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. For my family, it’s the biggest family gathering every year. As we now move toward Christmas and the New Year, there is still much activity and conflict in the world. And confusion and discord here in this country. And behind much of it …

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Here are the two funds you need — before and after retirement

My Comments: Happy Thanksgiving!  Regardless of your circumstances, this holiday is a time to offer thanks for whatever good there is in our lives. The fact that I’m able to write this post and have some of you read it is cause for celebration. For that alone I’m very grateful. The idea expressed here has …

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You’ll Get Social Security Wrong Unless You Do This

My Comments: First, you may get it wrong or you may not. Second, since you don’t know when you will die, you’ll never be sure. Everyone with enough credits, and still alive, has to choose which one of the 96 available months they have to sign up for and start receiving retirement benefits from Social …

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