July 2016

4 “Life Hacks” For Income In Retirement

“In the quest to generate retirement income, retirees are often looking for new and innovative ways to put more money in their pockets,” acknowledges today’s article which attempts to help retirees in that regard by outlining “four life hacks for retirement income”. Which popular investments make dividend payments monthly as opposed to quarterly? What well-known companies have two dividend payments… 

Retirement Security In The U.S.: We’re Not #1!

The United States is not #1 when it comes to retirement security – in fact it failed to even crack the top 10 on the recently released 2016 Natixis Global Retirement Index, which assessed and ranked 43 countries on the retirement security of their residents. Instead, the U.S. ranked “a middling No. 14, right after Luxembourg and several notches below… 

Bypassing Potential Retirement Savings Caps

While we frequently hear and read about how most Americans are not saving enough for retirement, those fortunate enough to have lots of money to sock away in retirement accounts may be facing a problem of their own. Today’s article examines the increasing number of “proposals to stunt the growth of outsized retirement accounts”, including those contained in President Obama’s… 

Questioning Retirement Savings Concerns

“A good sign that people aren’t saving enough [for retirement] is if they run out of money once they’re retired. But that’s not happening,” points out today’s article which focuses on the finding that, despite the constant drumbeat of concern that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, wealth actually appears to increase for most retiree households over the course of… 

3 Potential Stocks For The Retiree’s Portfolio

While today’s article takes the position that stocks should still be a major part of the investment strategies of retirees, it acknowledges that “certain stocks work better in retirees’ portfolios than others.” As such, the three contributors each highlight one of their favorite stocks for retirement. To read more about these stocks – which include a real estate investment trust… 

The Young And The Wealthy: How Young Millionaires Manage Their Money

“In many ways young millionaires are even more conservative than their boomer counterparts,” states today’s article which examines trends in the money management strategies employed by millionaires under 40, as identified in a recent report by Capgemini Consulting. One such strategy? Millionaires under 40 are more likely to hold onto cash than their older counterparts, although their reasons for doing… 

Clinton, Trump (& Johnson) 101 For Near And Current Retirees

How would a Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump (or Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson) win in November impact a current retiree or soon-to-be retiree? Today’s two-part article provides a retirement-focused overview of the candidates’ positions on Social Security, as well as Medicare and Medicaid. For the candidates’ stated positions on raising the retirement age and protecting Social Security, CLICK HERE to read… 

Long-Term Growth Stocks For Longer Retirements

The good news? The length of time the average 65-year-old can expect to continue living is at an all-time high (20 years) and continues to rise. The downside? Having to ensure that one’s nest egg will last this longer period of time. One step towards success in this regard is investing in stocks that are well-positioned for long-term profit growth,… 

Check These Cognitive Biases At The Market’s Door

Are you in need of some financial therapy? Acknowledging the existence of an entire financial therapy industry (including a professional association of financial therapists and an academic journal dedicated to the subject), the author of today’s article emphasizes the need for every investor to factor the personal and subjective aspects of investing into their plan for success in the markets.…