October 2016

7 “401(k) Blunders” Even Well-Informed Investors Are Susceptible To

Think you’re a 401(k) pro? Are you sure? Noting that, when it comes to some 401(k) decisions, you only get one chance to get it right, the author of today’s article lays out seven 401(k) mistakes that even well-informed investors are capable of making. Do you know all the ins and outs of net unrealized appreciation (NUA), brokerage windows and… 

“Bubble In Search Of A Pin”: How The Fed May Have Destroyed The Retirement Dreams Of Millions Of Boomers

“If and when the economy bursts, it will take the retirement dreams of millions of Americans with it,” declares the author of today’s article, who examines how the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies since 2008 have reflected a fundamental error that he argues will end up affecting tens of millions of U.S. boomers. That error? Ignoring the demographics of the country,… 

Thinking Richly: 6 Mental Tricks The Wealthy Use To Make More Money

“Getting rich begins with the way you think and what you believe about making money.” This assertion comes from Steve Siebold, a self-made millionaire and author of “How Rich People Think”, which he penned after studying millionaires for over 25 years and conducting hundreds of interviews. Today’s article highlights six “psychological tricks rich people use to make more money”, as… 

Uncle Sam’s Not Going To Help. Consider These 3 Social Security Supplementers Instead

While the average Social Security recipient is expected to see an increase in their benefit payments in 2017, that increase is only expected to be about $4 a month. Needless to say, recipients looking for a boost in their retirement income will have to look elsewhere. Today’s article advocates looking at three stocks with higher-than-average dividend yields and which, with… 

Know When To Fold ‘Em: Becoming A Disciplined Stock Seller

Many investors spend a great deal of time deciding what to buy and when to buy it. Today’s article argues that the other side of the equation – knowing when to sell a stock – is just as important, noting that “some successful investors tend to know when they will sell a stock even before they place their buy orders.”… 

Tips On TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities)

They’re not likely to help you become rich, but they can help you maintain your purchasing power. Today’s article provides an examination of TIPS (treasury inflation-protected securities), a form of U.S. Treasury bond which serves as an investment option for those who are worried about their money losing its purchasing power due to inflation (such as investors who are in… 

Golden Years In A Low-Yield World: Assessing The Income Options

In the current low-rate environment, “generating steady retirement income has never been harder,” declares the author of today’s article. Moreover, the author cautions that yields could just as likely go lower from here as higher. As such, he proceeds to discuss “eight popular sources of retirement income, ranging from dividend stocks to bonds to real estate to annuities, what current… 

New Money Market Fund Rules & The Case For Internet Savings Accounts

New rules are coming into effect this month that the author of today’s article states “will fundamentally change the way money market funds operate.” In light of these new rules – which are aimed at preventing runs on money market funds as happened in the 2008 financial crisis – the author looks at the case for investors moving their cash… 

The Quest For Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance: 5 Insider Tips

While the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that almost 70% of those turning 65 today will require long-term care at some point (and 20% will require it for longer than five years), today’s article acknowledges that – shocked by the prices – too many are choosing to forego this insurance. As such, today’s article outlines five “insider tips… 

Battle Plan For “The Coming Retirement Crisis”

The author of today’s article divides the 10,000 baby boomers that are turning 65 each day into two groups: those that will depend on Social Security as a major source of income in retirement and those that have more savings and will therefore be less reliant on Social Security. To those in the latter group, however, she cautions that “it’s…