Have you given any thought to where you’d like to retire? Somewhere with a beach? Or maybe where golf weather occurs daily all year long? Today’s article discusses the best cities to live in for retirees that wish to retire on social security. Here’s how they found the best, “U.S. News analyzed Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics data to determine where a retired couple age 65 or older could cover their basic expenses, including typical costs for housing, food, utilities, transportation and health care, on this amount.” To find out which cities are the best, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses the stock market and what you should be on the look out for. “But it’s possible that the earnings love story could hit a rough patch. The estimated earnings growth rate for the third quarter is 4.6%, according to FactSet. That’s good, not great, especially when considering that as of the beginning of the third quarter, FactSet was estimating earnings growth of 9%. Here’s what to watch for as earnings from the big guys start rolling in this week…” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses whether genders play a role in retirement planning. Here’s a quote from the article, “women earning $75,000 a year or more contribute roughly a full percentage point more of salary than their men with the same earnings. Over the course of one’s career and retirement, a one percentage point edge can mean an appreciably larger nest egg and dramatically more retirement income.” Want to read more? CLICK HERE.
Today’s article features three stocks that the author thinks you should check out. Here’s what he had to say about stocks, “the reality is that many momentum stocks that are sky high now could push even higher in 2015 and beyond. It’s important for investors to be discerning in their research and refrain from chasing fads, but there are indeed occasions when the proper move is to buy high and sell even higher.” To check out the stocks, CLICK HERE.
Some times we post articles about planning your retirement with your loved one but what if you are a retiring single? Think you need to plan different, absolutely! Today’s article features tips on retirement-planning for singles. Here’s one, “…singles often miss out on tax breaks (filing jointly, for instance) that are available to married peers. As they look ahead, advisers say, singles may also perceive a greater need to pay for pricey long-term care insurance in the absence of a spouse-as-caretaker, which can come at the opportunity cost of investment.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses the recent stock market performance and what it may mean for the weeks to come. Here’s what they had to say, “the most recent decline in the S&P 500 marks the third time in six months that the market has looked wobbly and threatened a significant reversal. Each time, so far, it has bounced back quickly. But what has some investors most worried this time around is the recent, notable underperformance in junk bonds in the past few months.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses mutual funds, the best, the worst and what you should definitely avoid for the upcoming months. Here’s what they had to say, “Short-term interest rates are controlled by the Federal Reserve, and there’s little chance the Fed will bump rates higher in October. Most economists don’t think the economy will be growing fast enough for the Fed to hike rates until the first quarter of 2015. But long-term interest rates are set by the bond market, and the Fed will have exited its bond-buying program, called quantitative easing, this month.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses retirement in an interesting way. The author of today’s article believes if you have retirement worries and/or concerns, you should know that it is a privilege. Here’s what they had to say, “One which suggests that every single fear and stress associated with retirement is a privilege. The cost to be in an exclusive club… something you worked hard to achieve and therefore should be embraced. Not portrayed as bad, negative, or a siphon of the time and energy you’ve put into retirement.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article features a Q&A with chairwoman and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc, Kim Fleming. “Fleming, 55, of Mars is chairwoman and chief executive officer of Hefren-Tillotson, Inc., which has six offices and 200 employees. The firm offers financial planning and investment advisory services for individuals, foundations, trusts and qualified retirement plans. But discussions with clients go can go beyond specific investments and involve larger life questions.
Fleming spoke with the Tribune-Review about the questions working adults need to consider and mistakes to avoid as they look to retirement.” To read more, CLICK HERE.