Stocks? Bonds? Exchange-traded funds? Mutual funds? Annuities? Unit investment trusts? Real estate? Given the wide range of options available when choosing investments for an Individual Retirement Account (today’s article notes you can invest in “almost anything” with an IRA), the critical question is what to select. For some insights on this question, taking into consideration how far you are from retirement, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article describes it as “the one surefire way to retire rich”: harnessing the power of compounding. Or, to be more specific, harnessing the power of compounding using dividend stocks – and amassing a multi-million dollar nest egg in the process. What does the author outline as some of the best strategies in this regard? For more on harnessing the power of compounding using dividend stocks to grow your wealth – and nest egg – over time, CLICK HERE.
“Although dividend stocks are a mainstay of a retirement portfolio, they are not the only stocks you should have,” advises the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight three stocks offering income and growth to consider for retirement. For these three stocks, as well as the author’s advice regarding the right amount of portfolio diversification in retirement and his answer to the question “Is any risk allowed in a well-designed retirement portfolio?”, CLICK HERE.
Think you need $1 million to retire? The author of today’s article calls that belief the “million-dollar myth” – and shows how, using a “4-pack” of closed-end funds with an average dividend of 8.5%, you can retire on less than half that amount. For the four funds in question – and what the author sees as a big reason for the existence of the million-dollar myth in the first place, CLICK HERE.
Despite being very conservative and diversified, the author of today’s article’s retirement portfolio did slightly worse than the Dow last year, with every single one of his holdings (other than cash) posting a loss – his worst return since 2008. Having lost 10% of his net worth, and believing that 2019 could be even worse for the markets than 2018, how is this early retiree coping? For his current holdings, his second thoughts on 2018, and how he’s responding to warning signals for 2019, CLICK HERE.
Far more retirees are afraid of running out of money before they die than are afraid of dying, at least one survey finds – and the author of today’s article notes that “This ever-present background fear is especially rearing its ugly head right now, given the bear market that to many came out of nowhere.” But is this fear overblown? The author outlines one reason why fearful retirees should not give up hope – and cautions against a move that “is far more likely to make the current bear market devastating…” For more, CLICK HERE.
What makes the stock examined in today’s article “a dream investment for retirees” in the eyes of the author – and one of their favorite high-yield picks right now? Among other things (including an attractive valuation and first-rate management team), the author notes the fact it’s “the most dominant blue-chip in its industry and has a recession-proof business model makes it a great high-yield, sleep well at night, or SWAN, stock.” For more on the stock in question – which sports a dividend yield of 7.1% – CLICK HERE.
You may have already established some resolutions for 2019 (and perhaps broken some – or all – of them already), but it’s not too late to make some critical resolutions involving your retirement planning – especially considering that, as a recent survey found, fewer than half of retirees believe that their nest egg is large enough. Given this finding, today’s article suggests three financial resolutions to make (and actually follow through on) for the sake of your retirement. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to the top three reasons that retirement withdrawal strategies fail, the author of today’s article sees them as (1) sequence of return risk, (2) sequence of return risk and (3) sequence of return risk. How might sequence of return risk be a greater problem for retirement withdrawal strategies than even low average returns, how can you “get screwed twice” by sequence of return risk if you’re especially unlucky, and what are some ways to alleviate sequence of return risk? CLICK HERE.
Whether you’re accumulating for retirement or spending down your accumulations in retirement, a plethora of financial tasks await you this year. Noting that “The myriad tasks associated with maintaining an organized financial life seem daunting in list form, but more manageable when spread throughout the year”, the author of today’s article outlines a month-by-month approach to tackling these tasks that can be customized to suit your needs – as well as some important financial dates to remember. CLICK HERE.