Today’s article discusses a problem that is growing for Baby Boomers, coming out of retirement early because there isn’t enough money. Here’s what they had to say, “It’s supposed to be a time in your life where you finally reap the benefits of your years of hard work, but many baby boomers are finding retirement is not what they expected it to be. For many, personal savings and social security are not enough to live on — forcing many retirees back into the world of work.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights five stocks that have not only done well this year but doubled! Here’s what they had to say, “It’s been a volatile but ultimately mild year for stocks, with the S&P 500 roughly flat for 2015. But a few choice names are bucking the trend. In fact, five stocks in the broad S&P 1500 index have managed to more than double this year. The best-performing name among in that mega-index (which is comprised of all of the stocks in the large-cap S&P 500, in the mid-cap S&P 400, and in the small-cap S&P 600) is…” To check out the stocks and to read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article explains why they think now is the time to buy rather than sell. Here’s what they had to say, “As part of the massive QE programs in Europe and Japan, the Bank of Japan has been outright buying stocks and the ECB might be next. After doubling the value of the Nikkei with his economic stimulus program, the architect of Abenomics, Prime Minister Abe, has said they are only “half way to its goals.” With the tail-winds of central bank influence to continue (Reason #1 to buy stocks). Here are three more simple reasons you should be buying, not selling, stocks…” To read more, CLICK HERE.
The balance in your bank account may be scary but if you’re finding a way to pay off your student loans AND save for retirement, you may have found the sweet spot. Though it may seem impossible to pay off your student loans and save for retirement, according to today’s article, it may be possible. Here’s what they had to say, “Though it’s a delicate balance, consensus holds that it’s possible and important to do both at once. Borrowers must pay extra attention to eliminating debt — as interest can be expensive — but ultimately, waiting too long to save for retirement can be expensive in its own right in the years missed of compounding interest opportunity.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Thinking of retiring early? Not sure where you want to retire yet? Today’s article looks at the top ten best states for early retirement. Here’s what they had to say about number 5, “What makes Mississippi such an attractive destination for early retirees? It’s simple: The state has the lowest cost of living, with living expenses 15 percent below the national average, SmartAsset found. Mississippi also exempts all retirement income from state and local taxes.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article explains what happened when IBM announced its poor earnings and they weren’t the only ones who suffered. Here’s what they had to say, “U.S. stocks were dragged down by health-care shares and a downbeat report from International Business Machines that drove its shares to a nearly five-year low. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 13.43 points, or 0.1%, to 17217.11. The S&P 500 declined 2.89, or 0.1%, to 2030.77. The Nasdaq Composite shed 24.50, or 0.5%, to 4880.97.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses several stocks and what you may want to do with them. Here’s what the author had to say, “For five years I’ve published the ’Moving the e-Markets Valuation Index’ which compares the relative valuations of 16 publicly-traded companies (Alibaba, Amazon, Blue Nile, Cypress, eBay, Groupon, Netflix, Nutrisystem, Overstock.com, PetMed Express, Shutterfly, Stamps.com, United Online, U.S. Auto Parts, Wayfair, and 1-800-FLOWERS) in the e-commerce sector. Based on the 10 factors (below) that affect value, a long-term investment horizon, and my gut…” And what does he think of these stocks? To find out and to read more, CLICK HERE.
Milk, check. Bread, check. Eggs, check. Shares of stocks…check? Today’s article discusses an amazing new buying opportunity for consumers. You know those gift cards you can buy while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store? Well now you can do that with stocks, a company called Stockpile is making it happen. Here’s how it works, “The cards will be available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100, meaning the purchase will often be a fractional share of the stock. A $25 purchase of Berkshire Hathaway’s “B” shares, for example, would be less than 20% of one share at Monday’s closing price of $133.40. Consumers already can buy fractional shares when they place orders with brokers or reinvest dividend payouts.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to renting or owning, which is better in your retirement. Today’s article discusses, here’s what they had to say, “The decision of whether to rent or buy in retirement requires careful consideration, says Brent Neiser, a certified financial planner and senior director, strategic programs and alliances for the Denver-based National Endowment for Financial Education. “You have to do your due diligence,” he says.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by saving for retirement, today’s article is for you. Here is one tip, “Adopt the Right Attitude There’s no magical Staples Easy Button that you can just press and have retirement planning taken care of for you. As a millennial, you have many working years ahead of you, but that doesn’t mean you can make up for lost time. Research shows that waiting even five or ten years to start saving for retirement can put you hundreds of thousands of dollars behind because of the snowballing effects of compound interest. Take a can-do attitude, and be proactive.” To read more, CLICK HERE.