America Is Overdue for Another Economic Disaster

My Comments: This is an alarmist headline written some five months ago. Because the ‘disaster’ has not yet happened, there’s a false assumption that it won’t happen. Markets crash, whether we like it or not. No amount of bluster by the political party in power or the efforts of the Federal Reserve will change the …

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The Longest Bull Market In History And What Happens Next

Tony’s Comments: What is often overlooked by those writing about the impending doom of the stock market is the age of the reader. What I mean by this is that if you are trying to accumulate money for your eventual retirement, and you have 20 or 30 years between now and then, much of what …

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Trump Is Losing His Trade War

My Comments: The article I share with you here appeared in Forbes, which no one thinks of as a liberal rag. The reality is that free markets evolve over time, with some markets proving resilient and profitable, and some going the way of the dodo bird. Putting limits on free trade makes little sense to …

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3 Myths About Your Social Security Filing Age

My Comments: Social Security benefit payments are critical for millions of Americans. When you apply and the amount of money you are entitled to is a decision fraught with uncertainty. Since none of know how our life is going to play out, all we can do is develop an understanding of our choices so that …

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Guess How Many Seniors Say Life Is Worse in Retirement

My Comments: After 40 plus years as a financial/retirement planner, I’ve lost count of the number of people who, as they approach retirement, ask whether they’ll have enough money. Or the corollary, when will they run out? If you expect to have a successful retirement, ie one where you run out of life before you …

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The Market Is Finally Getting the Joke

My Comments: I struggle, day to day, just like you, to figure out what the markets are going to do because so many of my friends and clients are exposed to market risk. Are you exposed to market risk? Does it worry you at all? If not, you don’t need to read this. But if …

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The Retirement Savings Mistake That 68% of Baby Boomers Regret

My Comments: I have a client, age 58 and single. I'm unsure just how much money she has set aside for her future. I have every reason to think she’s healthy and given statistical probabilities, will live another 30 years or more. She lives a very busy professional life and finds it hard to focus …

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