The TPP is up and running without us, and we’re losing out on its opportunities

My Comments: While I had some reservations about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), I agreed with it in principal and was encouraged when the Obama administration signed on last December. Then along came the ultimate deal maker and we withdrew from the agreement. In my opinion, more than anything imaginable, that withdrawal effectively ceded global …

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5 Long-Term Care Stats That Will Blow You Away

My Comments: As someone with more years under my belt that I like to think about, dealing with the potential costs of long term care is never far from my mind. We all know that sooner or later the light will go out, but none of can be sure it will go out quickly. And …

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55 All-Inclusive Social Security Facts

My Comments: No comments from me this time. I think 55 things to think about are more than enough. There's probably a 56th, but I have no idea what it could be. Good luck! Well, as luck would have it, I just thought of something. There is likely to be some movement in Congress soon …

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GE Has Yet Another Problem: Pensions

My Comments: Did you read the news bulletin last week that GE was terminating 4,000 salaried employees this week? There’s a reason for that and it’s described here. This problem is not just about GE, but about thousands of corporations and government entities that exist in the US. A pension plan like the one at …

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The Trump tax law has big problems. Here’s one big reason why

My Comments: I take no pleasure in paying taxes. But I also understand why it’s necessary. My life as a tax paying adult, especially when it comes to earned income, has seen good and bad years. I’ve always assumed it’s my responsibility to figure out what to send the IRS and if I can’t, then …

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Warning: Many Face Nearly Impossible Task of Financing 30 Years of Retirement With 40 Years Of Work

My Comments: Yesterday, I talked about the need for new people to enter the work force. Today I'm talking about people who cannot leave the work force. There are an increasing number of baby boomers who cannot leave the work force because they simply don't have enough money. It presents an untenable outcome: die sooner …

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Two Philosophies of Retirement Income Planning

My Comments: I’m sharing this article from Wade Pfau because it might help you better understand conflicting messages you encounter from those with whom you seek financial help. My online school, Successful Retirement Secrets™, was created to help anyone and everyone learn HOW to think about their financial future. In other words, to help you …

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