A Retirement Plan for Workaholics – 5 Tips

My Comments: If you’re still a working stiff, the idea of eventual retirement crosses your mind from time to time. In years past, we thought of live as having two phases: childhood and adulthood. In childhood we are dependent on others and in adulthood we are dependent on ourselves. Adults worked until they died or …

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A Glossary of Basic Investment Terms

My Comments: Financial literacy has to start somewhere. If you are planning for an eventual retirement and want to grow your money between now and then, a degree of financial literacy is mandatory. Start here… by Emma Johnson \ June 1, 2018 If you’ve ever scanned the business headlines, you’re probably familiar with terms like …

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11 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

My Comments: Personally, I’m completely invested in #4, #6, #8, and #9. I’m working hard on #1 and #10. What you choose is entirely up to you. Boosting your retirement income is not about accumulating more stuff. It’s about enjoying life, completing your bucket list of things to do, and having money to pay your …

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When to Take Social Security: The Complete Guide

My Comments: Social Security is a complicated issue for almost everyone in the retirement planning process. There are so many variables it’s hard to get your arms around what is in your best interest. Many people just say to hell with it and sign up at age 62. And that can be a huge mistake. …

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Retiring Soon? Plan for Market Downturns

My Comments: Are you nervous yet? If you have 20 years or so until you retire, you may not need to be nervous. But if retirement is just around the corner, then you need to start being defensive, if you’re not already. There are a number of pressures building in the markets. This gives you …

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Civility Has Its Limits

My Comments: Instant gratification, or the desire for it, is the norm in 21st Century America. It may be OK when you discover you’re hungry and have no need to go into the woods and shoot something, or instead of waiting days for the mail to arrive, you simply go to your phone and look …

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Listen to the IMF’s new warning, economist says, and cut your exposure to US stocks

My Comments: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of "189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." They recognize that market crashes happen from time to time, and …

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