These 4 Industries Are Going to Die

My Comments: I tell friends and clients I re-connect with that I'm staying home as much as possible in an attempt to remain safe while at the same time going bonkers for the same reason. I'll bet you are too. As a former financial planner and investment advisor, when I see headlines like this one …

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The Missing Ingredient in Most Retirement Plans

My Comments: The author of this article makes an analogy between cooking and retirement. Miss a critical ingredient and it fails to work as expected. As we sit here with our brains in a knot attempting to find some rational return to normalcy, his comments to some degree conform to what I'm spending time with …

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Spending Money in Retirement

We don't usually associate retirement with spending money but there's a very strong relationship between the two. While there are other reasons, the primary reason for retirement is not wanting to work any more. Which begs the question, how are you going to pay for it. In today's America, apart from the current pandemic with …

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How Living Longer Will Impact Your Retirement

My Comments: My posts last week focused on the stock market and my belief we're not yet near the bottom of the current cycle. This week, my attempts will focus on retirement issues. If you're 39 or older, you should find something of value here. I make no apology for promoting my recently published book …

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Spending in Retirement – Part Two

This comes on the heels of Spending in Retirement - Part One where I repeated ideas from Sarah Smith where she identified 10 things where you’re likely to spend MORE money after you retire. Here I'm sharing ideas from Suze Orman that appeared in a recent copy of the magazine sent out every month by …

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An Overview of Roth IRAs for 2020

My Comments: The recently enacted SECURE Act did not fundamentally change the set of rules about accumulating money for retirement. But it did change the landscape for many people. For years, the Roth IRA has seemed like an exotic step-child in the financial planning world. I think this happened because contributions to Roth IRAs generally …

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10 Questions A Couple Should Ask BEFORE Retirement

My Comments: These ten questions deserve answers. However, they assume an existing readiness to retire that may not exist. In my world, there are 8 critical questions that precede these such that a couple, or anyone for that matter, must first ask of themselves, and answer. With millions of Americans arriving at their retirement date …

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